Kansai Gaidai University

Kansai Gaidai University is located in the city of Hirakata, midway between Osaka, Japan's second largest industrial metropolis, and Kyoto and Nara, the ancient capitals of Japan. Located on the Yodo River in the cultural heart of Japan, the campus provides an excellent place from which to go exploring.  The Asian Studies Program offers many opportunities to travel to surrounding cities through field trips and independent research. If you are interested in studying abroad for a semester, please contact us to discuss the program in more detail.

Program Details



Qualifying freshman, sophomore, and transfer students can use their SPARK Grant for this short-term study abroad program.

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    At A Glance

    Term: Fall or Spring

    Program Level: Undergraduate

    Program Type: Academic

    Major(s): Open to all majors, but of particular interest to the following majors:

    • Anthropology
    • Business & Leadership
    • History
    • Museums, Archives, & Public History
    • Religious Studies
    • World Languages & Cultures

    Language Requirements: None

    Minimum GPA Requirement: 3.0