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  • Locations: Hirakata, Japan
  • Program Terms: Academic Year (F/S), Academic Year (S/F), Fall Semester, Spring Semester
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Minimum GPA Required: 2.5 Program Type: Exchange
Program Advisor: Jenny Kawata, SRU Study Abroad Application Fee: 100
Program Description:
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Program Overview | Program Requirements | Academic InformationAccommodation and Meals | Health and Safety

Program Overview

Programs are pending final confirmation by the host program/host university and the ability for students to travel to and enter their host country.  Travel restrictions will be monitored and the program status will be communicated to applicants during the application process. 

Kansai Gaidai University is located in Hirakata, Japan, and is one of SRU's oldest exchange partners. SRU students take part in the Asian Studies Program at Kansai Gaidai University.

Students from SRU participating in this program are considered full exchange students which means that you will pay your SRU tuition, fees, room and board charges to SRU and as such, those fees will be waived in Japan. There will still be some fees due upon arrival in Japan such as your refundable program deposit, international student fee, liability and medical assistance fee, refundable housing deposit and airport pick up fee. Art students may also have studio art course fees.  SRU full exchange students have three housing options to choose from. Homestays are no longer available. 

Students will have the opportunity to study alongside their peers from all over the world as well as immerse themselves into the culture of Japan. There are many co-curricular cultural activities to join and experience as a student in this program.

Program Requirements

  • Students must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 to study abroad, however, some SRU international partner institutions may require a higher GPA
  • There is no class level requirement for study abroad at SRU
  • Disciplinary files will be requested from the Office of Student Conduct, for each applicant, and will be taken into consideration during the review process.
  • Please make sure to check with the Financial Aid (if applicable) for academic and other requirements that pertain to potentially receiving aid during your study abroad experience. 

Academic Information

Please click here or the university website for more information on areas of study at Kansai Gaidai University.

Accommodation and Meals

To learn more about housing options, click here. SRU full exchange students have three housing options to choose from and they are all included in the accommodation fee that you pay to SRU for the semester.  Homestays are no longer available.  As full exchange students, you will receive a stipend for your meals upon arrival and will use that stipend to pay for your meals at the cafeteria or prepare your own meals in the dormitory kitchen. Meals plans are not available in this program. 

Health and Safety

For general safety and security information for students abroad visit U.S. Students Abroad. 
For information regarding vaccines and medicines visit the CDC. **Vaccines are the financial responsibility of the program participants and not covered in the above costs.
To learn more about international travel in this country, click here.

Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.