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  • Locations: Osaka, Japan
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: CCU applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2019 10/19/2018
10/26/2018 01/16/2019 05/18/2019
Fall 2019 03/12/2019 03/23/2019 08/25/2019 12/20/2019

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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Exchange Area of Study: Communication, Digital Culture and Design, Economics, Languages and Intercultural Studies, Media, Philosophy, Religion
Eligibility: GPA: 3.0 College: E. Craig Wall Sr. College of Business Administration, Thomas W. & Robin W. Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts
Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction: English, Japanese Housing: Apartment, Host Family, Residence Hall
Scholarship Opportunities (not exhaustive): Association of American Indian Affairs Scholarship, Boren Scholarship/Fellowship, Bridging Scholarship, CCU Honors Program Global Enhancement Award, Critical Language Scholarship, Cultural Bridge Scholarship, Diversity Abroad Overseas Ambassador Scholarship, Foundation for Asia Pacific Education Scholarship, Foundation for Global Scholars, Freeman-ASIA Scholarship, Fund for Education Abroad Scholarship, Gilman International Scholarship, Golden Key Scholarship, Hagan Scholarship, Horry County Higher Education Commission International Awareness Award, International Education Financial Aid, Marilyn and David Domke Study Abroad Scholarship, Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grant, Rainbow Scholarship, Schwarzman Scholarship, Scholarship, The Glimpse Correspondents Program, The National Italian American Foundation Scholarship
Program Description:
OsakaOsaka Gakuin University (OGU) offers a Japanese studies program that is progressive, practical and unique. The OGU Japanese Studies Program consists of comprehensive Japanese Language course in the morning, followed by a variety of elective classes in the afternoon suitable for every level of Japanese proficiency from complete beginner to confident Japanese speakers.

In addition to experiencing OGU’s specialized and rigorous academic curriculum, students have an opportunity to participate in a multitude of cultural, athletic, and social clubs campus wide.  Full immersion and successful completion of OGU’s one semester or ten-month Japanese studies program will provide students with a strong Japanese language foundation and sincere appreciation for Japan, its culture, and traditions. Moreover, students will gain a greater understanding of the meaning of the “global village” as they will build lifelong friendships with international students from all over the world.

OGU is located only thirty minutes from Kyoto, the cultural center of Japan; ten minutes from the hub of the Osaka business and entertainment district; forty minutes from Kobe, one of the world's leading trading ports; sixty minutes from Nara, the oldest historical region of Japan, and about two and a half hours by Shinkansen (Bullet Train) from the nation's capital, Tokyo.

Osaka Gakuin University: Quick Facts
Location Osaka, Japan
Who can Apply Undergraduate Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors in specific disciplines. 
Academic Requirements Minimum 3.0 GPA required for admission
Language Requirements None
Academic Calendar (2018-19) Fall Semester: 1 Sep – 20 Dec 2018
Spring Semester: 21 Jan – 17 May 2019
Courses Taught in English For Fall and Spring Courses, click here. Please note the "Japanese Studies Course" are taught in English.
Tuition Exchange Students Pay $5,768 (CCU In-State Rate Fall/Spring 2018-2019)
Accommodations  Students have an option to live with a Japanese host family or in student apartments. For more information, please read Osaka Gakuin University Information Guide.
Projected Budget See Osaka Gakuin Budget
Scholarships Visit our scholarship page
Additional Information Visit University’s website