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Akita International University
Akita City, Japan (Exchange Program) (Outgoing Program)
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|Restrictions:||Gonzaga applicants only|
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|Area of Studies:||Art, Biology, Chemistry, Communication, Computer Science, Economics, Education, Education (Teacher), English, Environmental Studies, History, International Studies, Japanese, Mathematics, Music, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Sociology||Featured Programs by Department:||Modern Langagues|
|Minimum GPA Requirement:||2.5||Program Type:||Exchange|
|Language of Instruction:||English, Japanese||Language Level Required Prior to Program::||Japanese 102|
LocationAkita International University is situated in Akita City, the capital of Akita Prefecture. The campus is set in a lovely rural area surrounded by a forest and a large sports facility across the road. This rich natural setting includes nearby cedar forest, various mountain ranges, the meandering Omono River (one of the largest rivers in Japan), and vibrantly colored rice fields. A distinctive feature of AIU is the view of ancient cherry trees blossoming against the backdrop of snow-capped mountains which can be seen from the campus each spring. AIU is 30-40 minutes by car from the center of Akita City.
UniversityThe distinctiveness of the Akita International University (AIU) education begins with the fact that the international campus culture of AIU seeks to selectively blend elements of American universities with those of Japanese universities. Not only is English the main language of instruction but certain features of an American-style university curriculum are being followed with the goal of meeting the highest internationally recognized educational standards.
As an international student, you will encounter positive, life-changing experiences as you study at Akita International University. There are many opportunities to experience Japanese traditions, to participate in local festivals, and to get to know the people of Akita who take great pride in being Japanese. The beautiful natural environment coupled with the traditional community surrounding AIU provides a wonderful and rich context for you to experience “a real taste of Japan.”