Kansai & Fukuoka, Japan

friends entrance-to-daibutsu Fukuoka temple visit

Program Provider: SUA Administered Program
Combo Program: 2 Locations 1) Kansai Gaidai and 2) Genki Fukuoka

Spring Semester:     Kansai Gaidai (Late Jan - Mid June)
Genki Fukuoka (After Spring, Late May)
Fall Semester:         Kansai Gaidai (Late Aug - Late Nov)     
Genki Fukuoka (Before Fall, August)


  • GPA - Cumulative GPA 3.3
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 Genki Fukuoka:
  • Genki JACS (Japanese & Culture School) is a well-established language center focused on oral skills & personalized learning (Many European students)
  • 3 weeks of stay in Fukuoka to earn 4 more credits in Japanese before (Fall) or after (Spring) Kansai Gaidai. 
  • Weekdays: 4 hrs. for Japanese lessons daily. Saturdays: Traditional or pop culture seminar.
  • Kansai Gaidai - 3 types of housing available: Homestay, Seminar House with single-room, Seminar House with double-room.
  • Genki Fukuoka - Homestay or apartment (single room). Genki Fukuoka is located in downtown right in front of JR Hakata Station. 
Genki students making sushi kamron-koto

Kansai Gaidai University
Genki (Japanese and Culture School)