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Program type: Exchange Program Minimum Undergraduate GPA: 2.0
Language Prerequisite: Yes Language of Instruction: English, Japanese
Language Courses Offered: Japanese Housing Options: Residence Hall (on campus)
Program Advisor: Nicholas Hall
Program Description:
Webster Exchange – Kansai UniversityKinkaju

University and Program

International Affairs and Lounge

Location

Academics and Extracurricular Activities

Academic Calendar

Housing

Orientation

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University and Program

Kansai University was founded as Kansai Law School in November 1886, in the large commercial city of Osaka. Its founders consisted of a dozen people who were judicial officers and businesspersons. The university has a long and interesting history of growth. In 2006, Kansai University celebrated the 120th anniversary of its foundation. Currently Kansai University has 13 faculties, 12 graduate schools and 3 professional graduate schools, and Japanese Language and Culture Program Preparatory Course (Bekka).

Kansai University has nearly 30,000 degree seeking (undergraduate) students, and over 1,500 students enrolled in the graduate programs. 

Students can choose from an array of things to do on campus, including circles and clubs. The campus offers classrooms, academic and staff offices, various cafes, a student recreational area, and a library. The library includes access to Webster’s extensive online Library, with digital collections of academic journals in all subject areas, over 25,000 e-books, e-reference collections, educational streaming video sites, and training materials among other resources.


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International Affairs and Lounge
Kansai entrance

The Center for International Affairs is a great resource for study abroad students. The Center provides an International lounge for all students, foreign
 and Japanese. Announcements of events and home-stay programs are posted in the Lounge. Newspapers from abroad are also available in the Lounge.

The International Lounge is a good place for foreign students to meet their fellow-students from within Japan as well as abroad.

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Location

Osaka was long considered Japan's primary economic center, with a large percentage of the population belonging to the merchant class, and is today the second largest metropolitan area in Japan. The city is home to more than 2.6 million inhabitants (as of 2010). It is a fun, friendly city with many historic and modern attractions. Osaka is also known for its food, both at home and abroad, and also for the many temples and historic buildings throughout the Kansai region, including the lovely city of Kyoto. There are four seasons in Osaka, with moderate temperatures and mild winters with little to no snowfall.
 
Kansai University’s main campus is located in Suita, Osaka, Japan (a northern prefecture) and also has two other locations: Osaka City; and Takatsuki, Osaka.  The main campus provides a comfortable studying environment for local and international students.


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Academics and Extracurricular Activities
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Osaka at Night


Students contribute enormously to Kansai’s vibrant campus and community through the various activities and events. The local staff provides a local orientation, after arrival, and can help you make the most of being in Osaka. Staff is available to provide information on the local area, activities and events across the city; and, to provide support and assistance throughout your study abroad experience. 

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Academic Calendar

Students can attend Kansai University, on exchange from Webster, for one semester (Fall only) or for the full academic year.  General dates are below. 
 
  • Fall Semester:           September through December
  • Full year exchange:    September through to the following July
(Arrival and Departure dates will be provided by Office of Study Abroad)

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Housing

The Kansai University International Dormitory is for international students, located 10 minutes from the Minami-Senri station.  Some Japanese students also live in the dormitory to help international students as resident assistants.

Kansai dorm  All rooms are single occupancy. The dormitory is mixed-gender but males and females live on different floors.  Students have access to all of the amenities including a community kitchen, activity room, laundry and private mailboxes.  Linens, including quilt and cover, pillow and pillow case and bottom sheet, are provided for Study Abroad students. Students need to bring their own radios, alarm clocks, towels and/or hair dryers.

The dormitory provides a safe location, in a secure facility with a knowledgeable staff.  There is on-campus staff available to students, as well, on a regular basis.

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Orientation

Students will have an orientation after arriving to campus. Students will have an opportunity to explore Osaka and the surrounding area, find out about organizations and clubs, and meet other study abroad and international students. This orientation allows students to explore campus life and all the opportunities available.  Students will also take the Japanese language placement test during Orientation.

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