Surrounded by the beautiful nature of northern Japan, Akita International University, AIU, is a window to the world. Unique in Japan for offering an International Liberal Arts education entirely in English, we are on the cutting edge of Japanese h... read more
It was worthwhile! I learned a new language and culture, and got to leave America for four months. Four wonderfully peaceful months. Taylor Cordaro - Cottey College View Entire Review
I learned a lot about myself, and I gained many valuable experiences and made a lot of friends from around the world besides Japan. It was worthwhile as an experience, but if I had to do it all over again I would have definitely gone somewhere else. A student - Western Washington University View Entire Review
Absolutely worthwhile. What I learned is mostly covered in a previous section on this form, but i learned a lot of japan, about people, about myself, and probably more. A student - Millsaps College View Entire Review
I learned Japanese, which was my goal. I gained a lot of knowledge and wonderful friends. It was better than I could ever imagine and I would love to go back as soon as I can. Janessa L - University of New Mexico View Entire Review
Learned to be out going and talk to people and learned more Japanese. IT was very worthwhile. A student - University of Hawaii - Manoa View Entire Review
Understand other people point of view coming from different countries. Brice R - Western Washington University View Entire Review
YES. James H - Presbyterian College View Entire Review
I feel that this experience really allowed me to become more independent. I also got the oppurtunity to meet SO MANY people from around the world, from places I only dreamed of visiting. This experience has made me more eager to fulfill my educational goals quickly. Ryan K - University of Hawaii - Manoa View Entire Review
It is very pleasure to study abroad in AIU. I had gain a lot of valuable experience from it. Qiong L - SUNY - Binghamton View Entire Review
I've honestly become a lot more confident. I really grew a lot in my time abroad. After looking at Japan in one way for so long, it was a dramatic change to see it from the inside, in all its glory and disgustingness. It was the first time I had ever been to a country where English was not the first language, and that alone ... Jessica S - Ithaca College View Entire Review
Academically the level was lower, however, with 200 international students it was still fun and worthwhile A student - Millsaps College View Entire Review
So worth it! Learned so many things about not only Japanese culture, but about people from around the world. A student - University of Hawaii - Manoa View Entire Review
I learned a lot about being a global citizen. Since AIU has such a large international student population, you end up learning a lot about how the world works, and not just about Japan. Going to AIU also allowed me to learn how to be more responsible and participate in the community. The program helped me grow a lot, so it was d... A student - St. Mary's College of Maryland View Entire Review
I learned how to push myself, how to try, and how to let go of silly things. It was the most worthwhile experience of my life. Aaron H - St. Cloud State University View Entire Review
Christine O - University of Hawaii - Manoa View Entire Review
My experience was definitely worthwhile. I learned so much from living abroad. I understood what it was like to feel like a foreigner and to have trouble with the local language, so I feel like I am now more patient with foreigners in America. I learned so much about Japanese culture and have also had the experience to go to Chi... Lauren H - Presbyterian College View Entire Review
Absolutely worth it. AIU is an up-and-coming institution in Japan, and the local students are incredibly supportive and intelligent. Michael K - University of Hawaii - Manoa View Entire Review
This study abroad experience was worthwhile. It really changed the way I see live. I've come to be more appreciative of the life that I have in America. After studying at an international university, I have become accepting of other cultures outside of my ethnicity. It really makes me regret my global narrow-mindedness on the on... Brooke O - University of Hawaii - Manoa View Entire Review
It was amazing! I learned a lot about myself and the Japanese culture. My Japanese improved a lot as well. Justine M - SUNY - Binghamton View Entire Review
Surrounded by the beautiful nature of northern Japan, Akita International University, AIU, is a window to the world. Unique in Japan for offering an International Liberal Arts education entirely in English, we are on the cutting edge of Japanese higher education.
AIU has many partner institutions around the world. Through exchanges with these schools, we expand our students’ intercultural horizons. All of our undergraduate stuents spend a year studying abroad, and about a quarter of our student body is made up of international exchange students (171 students from 29 countries). This truly international academic community, combined with state-of-the-art facilities, a diverse faculty with over half of our professors hailing from overseas, and innovative programs, makes it an ideal place to study.
Come to AIU and experience Japan for a summer, a semester, a year, or four years, as you build the knowledge and skills vital to succeed in the global society!