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  • Locations: Osaka, Japan
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: Lehigh applicants only
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Experience / Activity Type: Classes Credit type: Apply for transfer credit
Minimum GPA: 2.7 Class Eligibility: 2.5 Sophomore 2nd semester, Junior, Senior
Housing Option: Dorm/Student Residence Host: External Program: Direct Enroll
Global Exchange Lehigh (GEL): Yes
Program Description:


Study in Osaka, Japan

Osaka has been a major center of commerce since the eighteenth century, and is still a vast and expanding hub of business and industry today. The metropolis exhibits many colorful aspects as can be seen in the competition for bigger and showier street signs which are on display in Minami (the southern part of the downtown district).As a center of pop culture, Osaka never ceases to generate a variety of new trends and give birth to new dimensions of the urban experience in Japan.

There are many ways you can get involved in campus life at Kansai Gaidai. There are over 13,000 local students willing to extend their assistance to international students, so the settling-in process should be quite smooth. In order to facilitate initial contact with local students, various friendship programs are organized. Learn more about campus life here.
Kansai Gaidai University offers its international students three types of housing arrangements: homestay, dormitory, and off-campus housing. Homestay participation is strongly encouraged, for it is an excellent opportunity to acquire and enhance knowledge about the Japanese language and culture. Experience in living with a Japanese family can be the highlight of your stay in Japan. Dormitories are called International Seminar Houses and offer an international living environment. With the increasing number of nationalities, living in the dormitory will make it possible to acquire various cultural perspectives from your fellow students.

Assistance in finding off-campus housing is provided primarily to those students who extend their stay into a second semester. Also, since there are no facilities available for spouses or children on-campus, those students with accompanying family members are asked to find off-campus housing.