The Center for International Education is excited to share this brand new summer program with our students. Kwansei Gakuin University (KGU) is offering their 5-week "East Asian Study" program to Nazareth students for the first time this summer. Located in Nishinomiya City, right outside Osaka, KGU boasts a beautiful campus and large student body of approximately 25,000 students. On this summer program, students will select courses that suit their interests, which will allow students to explore a variety of topics related to Japan and East Asia along with KGU students. Courses will be taught by KGU faculty and visiting lecturers from other partner institutions covering a wide range of topics such as history, politics, religion, international relations, business and economics. 

Fieldwork, cultural activities, and and a number of day-trips will be worked into your classwork to enhance your experience in Japan. Some of these visits could include trips to the cities of Kyoto, Toyota, Osaka, Kobe, Nara, and Hiroshima. Our students have the option to live in the international student dormitory 10 minutes from the KGU campus or can immerse themselves in everyday Japanese life by choosing the homestay option. Outside of the classroom, students will have ample free time to explore all that this beautiful nation has to offer in just 5 weeks. 

Program Details

East Asian Study Track
Fieldwork & Cultural Excursions
Housing Information
Program Fees
Application Details & Important Dates


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

      Semester: Summer A/B

      Program Level: Undergraduate

      Program Type: Academic; Experiential Learning

      Majors(s): Open to all majors

      Language Requirement: None

      Minimum GPA Requirement: 2.5