Center for International Education


Osaka University was established as an Imperial University in 1931. The region is in the geographic center of Japan, surrounded on three sides by mountains. Osaka has a population of approximately 8.8 million, making it the second most populous area after Tokyo.

Program Highlights:

  • Osaka University has 10 Faculties/Schools, 14 Graduate Schools, five Research Institutes, and two  National Facilities for joint use. 
  • Osaka is one of Japan's largest and most respected institutions for research and higher learning, maintaining an especially high reputation in the fields of medicine, science, and engineering.
  • Students enroll in their Short-term Student Exchange Program (OUSSEP) which provides a selection of courses taught in English as well as independent study opportunities, group activities, and excursions. 
  • Basic knowledge of the Japanese language is desirable but not a prerequisite for this program. Four levels of Japanese are among the OUSSEP course offerings.

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Kathleen Hansen

Kathleen Hansen

Assistant Director for Overseas Studies & Exchanges in Center for International Education
Golisano Academic Center 119