Kansai & Kanazawa, Japan

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Program Provider:
SUA Administered Program

Spring Semester: Kansai Gaidai (Late Jan - Late May)
Eurocentres Kanazawa (June)
Fall Semester:         Kansai Gaidai (Late Aug - Late Nov)     
Eurocentres Kanazawa (December)


  • GPA - 3.0
Overview of Kansai Gaidai:
  • Kansai Gaidai is one of most internationalized universities in Japan with over 350 overseas students per semester.
  • The Intensive Language/Cultural Learning course is designed for highly motivated students.
  • For the Asian Studies Program, students are required to earn 8 credits in Japanese and at least 4 credits for course(s) taught in English.
  • Kansai Gaidai is located in Hirakata City which is about 20 minutes by train to both Kyoto and Osaka.
Overview of Eurocentres Kanazawa:
  • Students will be re-locating to Kanazawa in the end of May to study at Eurocentres, which is a well-established language center focused on oral skills & personalized learning.
  • Eurocentres is located in the downtown area of Kanazawa.
  • Kanazawa is famous for its rich traditional cultures (used to be the wealthiest castle town in Japan).
  • Kansai Gaidai - 3 types of housing available: Homestay, Seminar House with single-room, Seminar House with double-room
  • Eurocentres Kanazawa - Students will live with Japanese host families.  Eurocentres host families have received excellent evaluations from students for their welcoming and hospitable nature.
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Kansai Gaidai University
Eurocentres Kanazawa