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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
Fall 2018 03/01/2018
05/31/2018 09/07/2018 01/12/2019
Year 2018-2019 03/01/2018
05/31/2018 09/07/2018 08/01/2019
Spring 2019 10/01/2018
03/25/2019 08/01/2019

** 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 majors listed above.

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, ability 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-Asia Studies courses taught in English. Students who are at the advanced level in Japanese 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 list of blanket approved courses. This list specifies how courses taken abroad will transfer back to Emory. PLEASE NOTE: Students may obtain additional approvals for courses that are not currently on this
Blanket Approval List. In case you would like to seek approval from other departments, please see the Faculty Representative List.

Credit and Grade Translation - Kwansei Gakuin

Living Arrangements:
Students live with a Japanese host family, in dorms or in their own apartment. Home stay: Students 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

Tim Edenfield, Study Abroad Advisor,
Seth Goss, Program Faculty Contact, REALC, 404 727-2167,

This program is currently not accepting applications.