Kansai Gaidai University

Hirakata, Japan

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Kansai Gaidai University is located in the city of Hirakata, within a "cultural triangle" between Osaka, and two of its ancient capitals, Kyoto and Nara. Local attractions within the area abound and students may take advantage of these via academic field trips and coursework research, as well as personal travel. In addition, campus life offers many chances to interact with local students through student clubs, social circles, and community volunteering programs.

Academic Subjects

Japanese Language and Culture Two Japanese courses are required. Language level is determined by a placement test given during orientation week. Students also take 2 classes in Asian Studies given in English.


Students may participate in the Kansai Gaidai Home Stay Program, or may choose to live on-campus in Kansai Gaidai Residence Halls.

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Program Details

Language Requirement: Some Japanese language proficiency required.

Language of Instruction: Japanese / English

Required GPA: 3.0 Additional Requirement: Students must sit for an on-campus interview as part of the application process. Term: Fall, Spring, Full-Year

Program: Undergraduate and Graduate

Program Costs

Students will pay CCSU housing, tuition, and meal plan fees directly to CCSU.

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Zongxiang Mei

Center for International Education

Barnard Hall, Room 406

860 832 2043



Dr. Shizuko Tomoda

Department of Modern Languages

860 8322892


Contact Information

Zongxiang Mei
International Education Coordinator
Center for International Education
Clarence Carroll Hall
Christine Chaihyung Park
University Assistant, Courses Abroad
Center for International Education