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  • Locations: Hirakata, Japan
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring, Year (Fall - Spring)
  • Budget Sheets:: Fall
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction:
English, Japanese
Language Requirements:
English, Japanese - 2 Semesters
Eligibility Requirements:
Degree Seeking
Level of Study:
Open to:
USF Students Only
Credit Offered:
USF Credit
Program Advisor:
Rene Sanchez
Minimum GPA:
Sponsoring College:
University Wide
Program Primary Subject:
Business, Marketing, and Finance, Fine Arts and Art History, Humanities, History, and Media Studies, Languages and Applied Linguistics, Social Sciences
Program Description:
Kansai Gaidai University

Fall: Sep-Dec./Spring: Jan-May




Program Description

Program Overview

Semester exchange programs allow students the opportunity earn USF college credit from a diverse set of subject abroad, while still paying an equivalent to USF cost. Students are enrolled abroad and take class, live, and socialize with local British and other international students, gaining a truly enriching experience and in-depth cultural immersion for 1 - 2 semesters.

Exchange programs are the most competitive and students are encouraged to begin the application process early to better focus on their personal statement and gather the needed recommendations.

Blog by a Kansai Gaidai Student

Kansai Gaidai


Located in Hirakata, halfway between Osaka and Kyoto, KGU puts the heart of traditional Japan and it's cutting edge right at a student's fingertips. Offering students the an ideal place to explore Japan, Hirakata is considered a university city with many scenic spots as well as a rich student life. Students looking for the bright lights of Tokyo or only 3 hours away by bullet train.

City's English Website:

Host Institution

Founded in 1945, Kansai Gaidai University is first and foremost a university stressing the importance of language acquisition as part of its regular curriculum. Both foreign and Japanese students focus on their chosen language while engaging in an international atmosphere. USF students add courses from KGU's Asian Studies program to round our their experience. KGU Website:

Be sure to check out the newly launched Kansai Gaidai website created by former KGU students. It will you help prepare yourself for your upcoming exchange and ease the transition into your new life abroad:

This program is currently not accepting applications.