Kansai Gaidai University: Hirakata - Asian Studies Program

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  • Location(s): Hirakata, Japan
  • Program Type(s): Study Abroad, Intensive Language

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Established in 1972, the Asian Studies Program today annually welcomes over 600 competitively selected students who represent about 40 countries and regions.Japanese language courses range from the introductory through the advanced levels. Previou... read more

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OVERALL RATING 4.7
Based on 13 Reviews
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January 08, 2019 Best Decision Ever!
I gained valuable friends and an experience that I'll never forget. - Berea College View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with Kansai Gaidai University: Hirakata - Asian Studies Program
KGD gave me self-reliance and connections to work in Japan in the future. - Cottey College View Entire Review
June 02, 2018 Japan Is Amazing
Adjusting to a new culture Learning about the culture Lifelong friendships - Berea College View Entire Review
Interestingly, I felt a pretty strong spiritual connection to the historical monuments and temples especially. Living in Japan (despite naturally encountering daily stressors) gave me a really wonderful peaceful feeling. Also, I learned a lot about the culture and their art, finding inspiration from my experiences and Japanese a... - Eastern Illinois University View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with Kansai Gaidai University: Hirakata - Asian Studies Program
June 27, 2017 Copious
It was worth all the time and effort I put into completing the requirements to go. I want to go back to keep learning Japanese. I can never replace the memories that I made. - Berea College View Entire Review
Past Review Amazing
Yes, it was very worthwhile! - Utica College View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with Kansai Gaidai University: Hirakata - Asian Studies Program
Living in a culture that's very different to western culture gave me a new perspective on life. My japanese improved, I made many friends from a variety of countries and got to explore Japan. Living in Japan is a lot different than living in the US or Mexico. The social norms are different and it's confusing at first. But if you... - Washington State University View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with Kansai Gaidai University: Hirakata - Asian Studies Program
I learned how different the perspective of the Japanese, as well as many cultures, are from my own, and I learned to keep this in mind when thinking of things that I consider common sense. - Clark University - Worcester View Entire Review
Many things about myself. And that Japan is much different than what I had imagined it, not necessarily in a good way. - Berea College View Entire Review
August 29, 2018 Ease Into Japan!
I learned to be self sufficient and money conscious. I also learned a lot about Japan. It was definitely worth while. - Cottey College View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with Kansai Gaidai University: Hirakata - Asian Studies Program
Being in the country really helped me practice and learn the language better. It was very worthwhile! - Birmingham-Southern College View Entire Review
It was most definitely worthwhile. Living abroad opens your eyes in so many ways that I feel as though it's something you have to experience to be able to understand. Being surrounded by a new culture, a new way of living, and new philosophy changes you. Even having to walk to school through the city every day changes the way yo... - Birmingham-Southern College View Entire Review
August 06, 2017 My Dream Come True
Definitely worthwhile. I learned that there is so much to learn and love in the differences between cultures and people. How could someone not want to spread their wings and see the world? I was so happy to be able to experience a part of the world that was so far from my own. I gained confidence in myself and some of the greate... - Berea College View Entire Review
I learned countless social experiences and understanding of foreign cultures and mindsets. It was more than worthwhile. - University of Hartford View Entire Review
Japanese culture and some really awesome academic knowledge, even work was kind of heavy for my courses, I still enjoyed what I learnt there. - Clark University - Worcester View Entire Review
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A student studying abroad with Kansai Gaidai University: Hirakata - Asian Studies Program
I learned a ton about Japanese culture, Japanese language, and myself. Being immersed in a new culture and having everything that was familiar to me taken away really gave me an opportunity to see who I really am without all of that. It was also very interesting to be able to view American culture from a different culture's poin... - University of Hartford View Entire Review

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Established in 1972, the Asian Studies Program today annually welcomes over 600 competitively selected students who represent about 40 countries and regions.

Japanese language courses range from the introductory through the advanced levels. Previous Japanese language training is not required.

A variety of course offerings relevant to Japan and Asia, taught by experienced faculty members, will provide new perspectives for participants and inspire their intellectual and personal growth. One of the special advantages of studying in our program is the fact that all courses, except for Japanese language courses, are conducted in English.

Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Intensive Language
Program Length(s):
  • Fall
  • Spring
  • Academic Year
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • Asian Studies
  • Japanese Studies
  • Japanese Language, Literature
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