KANSAI UNIVERSITY

International Exchange on Campus!

Kansai University provides students with opportunities for international exchange activities as indicated below.

Meet international students from various countries/regions or aspiring students who wish to study abroad or play an active role in global society in the future, on the Kansai University campus.

1.Mi-Room(Multilingual Immersion Room)

The Mi-Room(Multilingual Immersion Room)is a study space where you can experience cross-cultural communication and incorporate English activity opportunities into your campus life. Teachers and GTAs (Global Teaching Assistants) conduct various sessions every day to improve your English proficiency. There is no fee to participate. Everyone is welcome regardless of English level. Students who wish to study abroad or improve their English skills are encouraged to join in.

Mi-Room Facebook page

2. International Exchange Activities

The Division of International Affairs holds various activities through the year, including multi-cultural seminars, for all international students and Japanese students and people from the local community so that they can interact with each other.

3. Teacging Language and Culture Program

This is a program for Kansai University students to deepen exchange among other students, in which international students and Japanese students teach about and share their native language culture.

4.Conversation Partner Program

This is a program in which students support each other’s language study, share their interests and tastes, and develop their cross-cultural understanding through cultural exchange with each other in pairs. There is an application period at the beginning of each semester every year. The Division of International Affairs conducts matching between students.

5. International Exchange at Students Dormitories

There are two international students dormitories at Kansai University where international students and Japanese students live together: Minami-Senri International Plaza International Students Dormitory and Minami-Senri International Dormitory. International students from various countries/regions live in these dormitories. By living with them, you can experience international exchange as if you were abroad.
Moreover, resident assistants live in these dormitories to assist international students in their daily life.

6. International Exchange as International Student Supporter

There are several student groups at Kansai University that support international students. By providing help in their daily life, you can have opportunities to interact with international students.

Division of International Affairs Student Staff Members

The Division of International Affairs assistant staff members work at the Division of International Affairs office every day. They provide a variety of support services to help international students in their daily life, including assistance in management of events held by the Division of International Affairs and accompanying them in various procedures.

Activities

Assistance work for Division of International Affairs employees

Activity Period

All year (Renewable every academic year)

Application Period

Around late March (Schedule may change.)

Application Eligibility

Students who are enrolled in Kansai University (excluding Japanese Language and Culture Program Preparatory Course)

KU Bridge

KU Bridge is one of several peer communities at Kansai University, and engages in activities to offer support to international students. They plan and manage international exchange events and support international students in solving their problems at school and enjoying their campus life in Japan.

Activities

Planning and managing international exchange events

Activity Period

As needed at the time of an event

Application Period

April (Schedule may change.)

Application Eligibility

Freshman and sophomore students who are enrolled in Kansai University (excluding Japanese Language and Culture Program Preparatory Course)

International Student Association

The International Student Association is a community for and composed of international students at Kansai University. They provide opportunities to develop peer-to-peer networking among international students so that they can help each other. They hold various events for international students so that they can become accustomed to campus life in Japan.

Activities

Planning and managing events for international students

Activity Period

As needed at the time of an event

Application Period

April and October (Schedule may change.)

Application Eligibility

International students who are enrolled in Kansai University

Resident Assistants

Resident assistants assume the role of supporting international students in their daily life. They live with international students in the international student dormitories.

Activities

Support for international students in their daily life

Meeting international students, who will live in the dormitories, at the airport upon their first arrival in Japan

Assistance in the holding of orientation for new students living in the dormitories

Planning and managing events and activities in the dormitories

Activity Period

For up to two semesters

Application Period

Around mid-May (If you apply for a resident assistant starting from fall semester of the same year)
Around early December (If you apply for a resident assistant starting from spring semester of the following year)

Application Eligibility

Undergraduate and graduate students who are enrolled in Kansai University (excluding non-regular students, such as auditing students or non-degree students)

Japanese Language Class Volunteers

Kansai University established Japanese Language and Culture Program Preparatory Course (Bekka) in 2012. Students who wish to study in undergraduate or graduate courses in Japan study the Japanese language intensively here. Japanese language class volunteers assist students to help improve the Japanese proficiency in the classes under the supervision of the instructor.

Activities

Assistance work in Bekka

(Assist as a native Japanese speaker in conversation role playing, discussion and project activities)

Activity Period

From mid-April to early July or from early October to late December (one semester for each)

Application Period

From mid-March to early April or from mid-July to early October

Application Eligibility

Undergraduate and graduate students who are enrolled in Kansai University