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  • Locations: Hirakata, Japan
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
Oberlin College Deadlines (please confirm host program deadlines):
Oberlin College Deadlines (please confirm host program deadlines):
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2023 10/15/2022 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Academic Year 2023-2024 03/15/2023 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: English, Japanese Area of Study: Anthropology, Art/ Fine Art, Business, Cinema Studies, Comparative Literature, East Asian Studies, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Gender, Sexuality, Feminist Studies, History, International Affairs, Japanese, Law & Society, Peace and Conflict Studies, Philosophy, Politics, Pre-Law, Religion, Sociology, Studio Art, Visual Art
Housing Type: Residence Hall SA Program Focus: Internship
Program Description:
Kansai Gaidai offers a style of learning which ushers in a new era of studying in a foreign language. Two founding principles are the basis for instruction: 1) Nurturing individuals with a well-rounded education who can contribute to the international community; and 2) Focusing on practical learning in order to meet the changing social needs and viewing the world from a fair-minded perspective.

Collaborating with over 383 foreign universities in 54 countries and regions, Kansai Gaidai provides its students with many diversified educational programs to create the necessary foundation to pursue intellectual curiosity, self-awareness, and concern for others. It is through actual experience that people become fully aware of cultural differences and acquire a deeper understanding about them.

Kansai Gaidai is located in the city of Hirakata (pop.: 405,000), midway between Osaka, Japan's second largest industrial metropolis, and Kyoto and Nara, the ancient capitals of Japan. Located in the cultural heart of Japan, our campus provides an excellent starting point from which to begin exploration of a land that, by anyone's standards, is truly fascinating. Many of the cities in the Kansai region are extensively utilized in the Asian Studies Program through field trips, independent research, and/or case studies.  Kansai Gaidai has two campuses, Nakamiya and Gakkentoshi, both located in Hirakata.