KANSAI UNIVERSITY

To Kansai University students who wish to study abroad

Kansai University provides support to students who wish to fly abroad to study with "youthful motivation." A wide range of study abroad programs and support programs for studying abroad are arranged to match the needs of students, including programs organized by the Division of International Affairs for all Kansai University students and those organized by each Faculty/Graduate School, the Career Center, and the Extension Reed Center.

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[Programs organized by Division of International Affairs]

Studying specialized subjects (six months to a year)

Student exchange program

This program allows students to study at an overseas university that has entered into a partnership agreement with Kansai University (hereinafter referred to as "Partner University") for one or two semesters.
The period of studying abroad counts as a period of studying at Kansai University and the credits earned can be transferred to Kansai University.
While you have to pay tuition fees to Kansai University, you will be exempt from the tuition fees of the Partner University.
Moreover, you will be awarded a scholarship from the Kansai University international exchange aid fund.
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Approved study-abroad program (specialty course)

This program allows students to study abroad upon obtaining approval of their faculty or graduate school. In the specialty course, you are able to take special subjects relating to your specialty in overseas undergraduate or graduate courses.
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Providence University special study-abroad program

This program allows students to study at Providence University, a Partner University in Taiwan, for a period of one year.
In this program, you are able to take classes taught in Japanese on topics related to Taiwanese culture, while studying Chinese. You can apply for this program regardless of your Chinese proficiency.
The period of studying abroad counts as a period of studying at Kansai University and the credits earned can be transferred to Kansai University.
While you have to pay tuition fees to Kansai University, you will be exempt from the tuition fees of Providence University pursuant to the partnership agreement with Providence University.
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Studying a foreign language (one week to six months)

Approved study-abroad program (midterm foreign language training course)

This program allows students to study abroad upon obtaining approval of their faculty or graduate school. In the midterm foreign language training course, you mainly receive foreign language training at a language school attached to a regular university. Students who wish to study a foreign language from the basics or who wish to improve their language skills for job hunting often apply for this program.
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Language seminar program

Kansai University offers short-term, study-abroad programs in which students can study English or another language for about three to four weeks during summer or spring vacation from among various countries overseas.
This language seminar program enables you not only to study a language at an overseas university but also to feel and experience the culture, history, mindsets and customs of your destination country through after-school activities, excursions and local life. This program provides you with valuable opportunities not merely to develop your language skills but also to develop international common sense.
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Practical English intensive training program (English Village in Korea)

This program allows you to have an authentic English learning experience by immersing yourself in English 24 hours a day at the English Village Paju Camp pin South Korea, Asia's largest public English learning facility. There are full-size models of a police station, a post office, a bank and other facilities, which are used in various experience classes. Through personal experience and exciting activities, you can learn English and the culture of the English-speaking world unconsciously and naturally through everyday life.
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Studying with international students (8 days to one month)

KUGF field study

Business in Thailand

In this program, students are dispatched to CP ALL Public Company Limited, a group company of the Charoen Pokphand Group, which is one of the largest conglomerate companies in Thailand, and the Panyapiwat Institute of Management (PIM), established by CP ALL. This program allows you to mainly participate in an internship program at CP ALL and to engage in group work with PIM students, work on a case study and give a presentation.
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Japanese Language Teaching Overseas

This program allows students to work as an assistant to a local Japanese teacher in Japanese language classes held at the Panyapiwat Institute of Management (PIM) and Suankulaeb Wittayalai Nonthaburi School (SKN), both established by CP ALL, one of the largest companies in Thailand. You do not need any special experience or expertise to apply for this program.
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Triangle Collaborative Learning

In this program, students from Thailand, Taiwan and Japan work together to learn about each other’s countries and cultures. You can learn about the business world of each country in English through actual field work. Participants are expected to visit two countries (Thailand and Taiwan) in about four weeks, take English training, join an observation tour of a business site, interact with local students and make a presentation in English. While this program is held over a short period of time, it allows you to have an intensive and diverse experience.
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Partner University Program

Summer/Spring Program

Overseas universities often offer various short-term programs to students from foreign countries during their students’ long holidays, such as spring and summer vacations. In these programs, various topics are covered in addition to studying a language. You can take classes in different fields of academic study as well as in your major field.
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Participating in volunteer activities (one to four weeks)

International Service Learning Programs

International Education Volunteer Program Practical Training A

This program allows students to develop basic skills for playing an active role as an expert in international cooperation in the future through participation in a Japan Overseas Cooperation Volunteers (JOCV) short-term program.
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International Education Volunteer Program Practical Training B

This program focuses on enabling students to develop the skills and competency required of "Kansai University students with initiative" through original projects while being accompanied by faculty staff members of the University. * Note: This program is not offered in academic year 2016.
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International Education Volunteer Program Practical Training C

[Overseas] This program allows students to develop the cross-cultural understanding and skills required for adapting to international settings through various activities while living with children at the House of Joy, an orphanage on Mindanao Island in the Philippines.
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[In Japan] In this program, students participate in volunteer activities at Children and Child Rearing Plaza in Chuo Ward for two hours from 6 p.m. every Tuesday for the purposes of providing study support and creating a space for children with foreign culture backgrounds. Enforced learning and Japanese language learning are provided by volunteers on a one-to-one basis. In addition to conventional education classes, there are activities for children to receive social training and play a role in society.
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[Programs organized by Faculties/Graduate Schools]

Faculty of Economics

Global leadership development (GoLD) Program

This program allows students to develop their communication skills in a foreign language, learn and experience the local economy and culture of their destination country, and gain specialized expertise in international economics, in order to play an active role in the world in this global age.
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Faculty of Business and Commerce

Overseas Business English Program (BestA) four-week course

This program is offered at the University of York (established in 1963) based in York, an ancient city with a tranquil atmosphere located in the north of England. The University of York is a relatively new university, but its high level of excellence in education and research has earned a reputation within and outside of the country. Both four-week and one-semester courses have been designed originally by the Faculty of Business and Commerce to teach practical business English through the following activities: (a) visiting a local business to conduct interviews, (b) making a presentation on the results of the interviews and research, and (c) planning a trip in England and promoting the plan.
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Overseas Business English Program (BestA) one-semester course

This program is offered at the University of York (established in 1963) based in York, an ancient city with a tranquil atmosphere located in the north of England. The University of York is a relatively new university, but its high level of excellence in education and research has earned a reputation within and outside of the country. Both four-week and one-semester courses have been designed originally by the Faculty of Business and Commerce to teach practical business English through the following activities: (a) visiting a local business to conduct interviews, (b) making a presentation on the results of the interviews and research, and (c) planning a trip in England and promoting the plan.
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Business Leadership Special Program (BLSP) "Overseas Workshop"

This program is offered in collaboration with the James Cook University Singapore so that students can develop the practical skills required for proceeding with a project and their proficiency in English. Students are required to spend five nights and seven days visiting local companies, experience task-oriented learning, and make a presentation on their research results in a workshop in English. They have the opportunity to visit a local multinational company and make a presentation on their research results in English.
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Faculty of Policy Studies

Overseas English Training Program

This program is an international education program aimed at training students to be active in global society from a global perspective with language proficiency.
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Faculty of Health and Well-being

International Health and Public Welfare Practical Training Program

This program is designed to allow students to engage in practical learning by visiting a welfare facility in Hawaii, participating in a recreation program (indoor and outdoor) and learning community welfare through gardening, as well as prior classroom discussion, aiming at developing their understanding of multicultural communities and international well-being.
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Faculty of Chemistry, Materials and Bioengineering

Chemistry, Material and Bioengineering Global Leadership Training Program

The Faculty of Chemistry, Material and Bioengineering offers an overseas training program in collaboration with Chulalongkorn University and the Sirindhorn International Institute of Technology, Thammasat University, in Thailand for ten days during summer vacation. This program has been designed originally by the Faculty of Chemistry, Material and Bioengineering so that students can develop sociality, a global consciousness and independence through various activities overseas.
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Faculty of Foreign Language Studies

Study Abroad Program

This program is compulsory for all students of the Faculty of Foreign Language Studies. This program is designed such that students can develop not only linguistic and specialized knowledge but also skills to "survive" by experiencing the local culture and history of their destination country through dormitory life or a home-stay.
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Double Degree Program

This program allows students who participate in the Study Abroad Program (SA Program) offered by the Faculty of Foreign Language Studies and who meet certain requirements to earn two degrees in four years from Kansai University and Beijing Foreign Studies University by extending the period of study abroad by six months to obtain the required credits.
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[Programs organized by Career Center]

International Internship

This program is designed to provide students with working experience on the world stage. In addition to working experience, this program enables students to enhance their motivation for the future by interacting with Japanese business persons who are active around the world. All Kansai University students may apply for this program regardless of their faculty or grade, but students are selected after strict evaluation from the perspective of their motivation and language proficiency level.
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Global Company Experience Program

In this program, students go overseas, visit local Japanese companies, take lectures, participate in round-table discussions with business persons who are active around the world, and work on PBL learning with local college students. Although it is a short-term program, this program allows students to develop the skills required to play an active role in the world in the future. This program is very effective for students who wish to have the opportunity to think about their future and who wish to prepare for being active around the world.
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[Programs organized by Extension Reed Center]

Extension Reed Center English Course, Overseas intensive live-in course

Aimed at students who wish to study abroad, this English course is designed to improve their scores on English tests, such as IELTS™, TOEFL®, and TOEIC®, which may be useful in studying abroad and job hunting. The live-in course enables students to develop comprehensive English skills in a short period of time by staying abroad and experiencing local life with their host family or fellow students in the dormitory.
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Support programs for studying abroad

Consultation for studying abroad

Studying Abroad Counselor

Professional studying abroad counselors provide students who are interested in studying abroad or participating in an internship or volunteer program abroad with information and know-how on studying abroad, and provide support for and advice on their plans and future career on a case-by-case basis.
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Study Abroad Peer Advisor (SAPA)

Students who studied abroad provide information based on their own experiences. They can share information that only a person with actual experience can provide. If you want to speak to a study abroad peer advisor, visit the Division of International Affairs office between the second and fourth periods (including lunch time) on a weekday during the school period.

Applying for a subsidy for English proficiency examination fees

Students who take TOEFL iBT and IELTS for the purpose of applying for the Student Exchange Program or the Global Career-up Program (GCUP) can receive a subsidy for examination fees (10,000 yen per exam). The purpose of this subsidy is to encourage students to obtain scores required to apply for these programs and provide economic assistance for expensive examination fees. The University expects many inspired students to apply for the Student Exchange Program and the Global Career-up Program (GCUP) by using this system.