Program Highlights for Osaka / Kobe, Japan
- Live in Nishinomiya, between culturally rich Osaka and Kobe in central Japan, near Kyoto and Kobe
- Enjoy a relaxing campus setting surrounded by hills, trees, and streams
- Immerse yourself in the local culture by living in homestays with traditional and non-traditional local families
- Savor the “food capital” of Japan
Why Study In Osaka/Kobe?
The Osaka/Kobe program allows students to concentrate their studies on Japan and its language, culture, and society. Semester students may broaden their East Asian focus through additional study of the language and society of nearby China or Korea. The program aims to promote a better understanding of the cultural, religious, social, economic, and political aspects of Japan and its neighbors. Classes are small, the semester homestay program is well-established, and a variety of activities both on and off campus are readily available. You may choose to stay for a semester or a full year.
Classes during the summer program are small, and a variety of activities both on and off campus are readily available. The area promises great fun during the summer: enjoy the “food capital” of Japan, with shopping, historical sites, clean beaches, and a summer full of festivals and other celebrations, outdoor performances, and fireworks.
Japan is a fascinating country rich in culture, history and a diverse environment; the combination of which produces one of the most distinctive societies in the world. The Kwansei Gakuin Contemporary Japan Program (CJP) is designed to explore this fascinating country within the larger context of East Asia. USAC students attending this program have the unique opportunity to study and live in a culturally rich city.