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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2019 03/01/2019 03/01/2019 TBA TBA
Academic Year 2019-2020 03/01/2019 03/01/2019 TBA TBA
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: Direct Enrollment Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction: English, Japanese
Click here for a definition of this term Housing Options: Apartment, Host Family/Homestay, Residence Hall/Dormitory Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: 2.5
Click here for a definition of this term Number of Credits: 12-18 Click here for a definition of this term Courses/Disciplines: Business Administration, Democracy and Justice Studies, Environmental Science, Humanistic Studies, Information Sciences, Psychology
Click here for a definition of this term General Education course coverage: Fine Arts, Humanities, Nat & Physical Science, Social Sciences, Sustainability, WC/Global Culture Click here for a definition of this term Program advisor: Jemma Lund
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Program Description:


Japan is an amazing blend of ancient cultural traditions with modern-day business and industry.  Its lively cities provide opportunities for viewing the latest developments in local and national entrepreneurship, bright city lights, traditional temples, castles, sports and arts.  Visit the Japan National Tourism site for more information.


Japan 2The city of Osaka is the second largest metropolitan area of Japan with a population of over 2 million.  It offers amazing shopping, food & entertainment, arts.  It is home to Osaka Castle, Grand Sumo Tournament, Museums, National Bunraku Theater and the Osaka Hanshin National Baseball team.  Osaka is located 15 minutes from Kyoto, which provides one of the best opportunities in Japan to view cultural traditions, history and structures.

Learn more about Osaka on the Osaka Info tourism site. 


Academic Program

Japan9Osaka Gakuin University international program hosts classes on Japanese culture, language, history, politics, economics and religion, customs.  Its campus I-Chat lounge provides a social opportunity to develop language skills, cross-cultural exchange and attend events that promote international friendships. It also hosts numerous sports, activities, clubs, cultural lectures, workshops and festivals. Learn more about Life at OGU online. 

There is no minimum language requirement.  Subject focused classes are available in English and Japanese language courses at every level beginner - advanced. You can find a list of courses available and more information on the Academic website.

Program dates
Links to the academic calendar and information about orientation and breaks can be found online.  General program dates (including mandatory orientation) are:

Fall: late August to late December
Spring: mid-January to mid-May


Students have the opportunity to stay in student apartments or homestays arranged by the Osaka Gakuin program.  More information can be found on the Housing website