Kansai & Tokyo, Japan

Students in the SUA study abroad program in Kansai and Tokyo study at Kansai Gaidai and Genki Tokyo. This program is less intensive than others.

There were a million little challenges, but the wonderment of the experience has painted my memory so vibrantly that I don’t even want to dwell on them.

Program Characteristics

Students who study abroad fall semester spend August in Tokyo and September to November in Kansai. Students who study abroad spring semester spend late January to late May in Kansai and June in Tokyo. 

3.3 GPA

Kansai Gaidai requires you to take classes in both English and Japanese. At Genki Tokyo, students further their oral skills and can choose from a pop culture or history seminar. 

Kansai Gaidai is a 20-minute train ride to Kyoto or Osaka, encouraging you to explore a variety of Japanese communities. Tokyo has renowned beaches and shopping malls to spend time away from academics.

In Kansai, you can choose to stay in a single-room or double-room dormitory or do a homestay with a Japanese family. In Tokyo, you can choose between a single-room apartment or a homestay.