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  • Locations: Nishinomiya, Japan
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring, Year
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: Emory applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Fall, Spring
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2020 10/01/2019
03/24/2020 07/31/2020
Year 2020-2021 03/02/2020
Fall 2020 03/02/2020

** Some programs accept students on a rolling admission basis. Students may be notified prior to this date of acceptance into the program.

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Program Description:
Hosted by: Kwansei Gakuin University

Students who are Japanese majors/minors are required to meet with Dr. Seth Goss ( prior to applying.

Academic Focus:
This program is open to all majors, but may be particularly suitable to students with academic interest in the Japanese language, Japan Studies, East Asian Studies, International Studies, and related areas.

Approximate Dates:
Fall Semester: Mid September to mid January
Spring Semester: late March to late July
Winter Semester: Mid February to mid March (only for Full Year participants)

Eligibility Requirements:
-Minimum 3.0 GPA*, good academic standing
-Students must be able to read/write/pronounce hiragana & katakana (basic Japanese script)
Students enroll in Japanese language courses (spoken Japanese and Japanese reading/writing) and select from a variety of elective Japan/East Asian Studies courses taught in English. Students with a very advanced level in Japanese proficiency may have the option of directly enrolling in university courses with other Japanese students.

A list of the courses and corresponding credits can be found here. Syllabi can be found here.

Emory College Study Abroad maintains a Blanket Approval List, which lists classes that have been pre-approved by an Emory department for the course equivalent listed. If students wish to take courses not on the Blanket Approval List, they must request and receive approval from an Emory department to receive credit. To do so, students must submit the Course Approval Form to the Faculty Approver for the appropriate department. Details about these procedures can be found on the Course Approvals page.

Credit and Grade Translation - Kwansei Gakuin

Living Arrangements:
Students live with a Japanese host family, in dormitories, or in their own apartment. Students doing a homestay will have breakfast and dinner with their family Monday through Friday, and three meals on Saturday and Sunday.

A full description of the approximate program costs and billing procedures is described in the budget sheets (
Fall and Spring).

Financial Aid/Scholarships:
Students are eligible to carry existing financial aid and scholarships on Emory-approved study abroad programs. Students may also be eligible to apply for the following scholarships: Fund for Education Abroad, Benjamin Gilman Scholarship, Bridging Scholarships, Japan Foundation Grant, and JASSO Scholarship (application through KGU). For more information, please visit 
Study Abroad Scholarships

Katherine Culley, Study Abroad Advisor:
Dr. Seth Goss, Program Faculty Contact, REALC, 404 727-2167,

This program is currently not accepting applications.