Kansai Gaidai University - Partner University

Center for International Education

Study Abroad


Schedule Your Appointment with CIE Study Abroad Team

Contact Information

Henry Barnard Hall, Room 406
860.832.2047 (fax)

Zongxiang Mei

International Education Coordinator

Chaihyung Christine Park

University Assistant

For general questions, please email us at study_abroad@ccsu.edu

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.

Apply to Study Abroad

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Program Details

Language Requirement: Some Japanese language proficiency required.

Language of Instruction: Japanese

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



Zongxiang Mei

Center for International Education

Barnard Hall, Room 406

860 832 2043 



Dr. Shizuko Tomoda

Department of Modern Languages

860 8322892