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About the Hiroshima, Japan Program

The Hiroshima program is a USAC partnership program. Learn more about on-site program elements and the city itself below.

About Hiroshima

  • Population: approx 1.1 million
  • Distance from Tokyo: 500 miles
  • Distance from Kyoto: 225 miles

A view of Hiroshima's skyline

Hiroshima faces the tranquil Seto Inland Sea in an environment richly endowed with natural beauty. The northern part of the city is mountainous, offering recreation opportunities in water sports in the summer and snow sports in the winter. Hiroshima is an energetic and thriving metropolis with excellent shopping, movie theatres, restaurants, and cultural activities. The city was devastated by the atomic bomb in 1945, but its present prosperity is living proof of the energy and willpower of the Japanese. Except for the Atomic Bomb Dome, there is little left to remind you of the devastation. Hiroshima Prefecture is dominated by the Chugoku Mountain Range, with small towns and farming villages, which offer many kinds of traditional entertainment such as Kagura, sacred Shinto music and dance.

Quick Details

2021-22 App. Cycle

Spring: Open (accepting to a waiting list)

2022-23 App. Cycle

Fall/Yearlong: Opens 9/1
Spring: Opens 9/1

Eligibility

Minimum GPA: 2.8 GPA

Minimum class standing: Sophomore

Open to degree-seeking students attending a 4-year institution at the time of application

Program Type

Partnership

Credit

Overseas credit

Program Capacity

10 students

Instruction

English | Japanese

Passport & Visa

Passport & Visa Information