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  • Locations: Akita, Japan
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2018 09/15/2017 10/12/2018 TBA TBA
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction:
English, Japanese
Language Requirements:
Eligibility Requirements:
Degree Seeking
Level of Study:
Open to:
USF Students
Credit Offered:
USF Credit
Program Advisor:
Rene Sanchez
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:
Akita International University




Program Description


Program Overview

Akita International University (AIU) is a leading four-year Liberal Arts University in Japan. It is located in Akita prefecture in the Tohoku region of northern Japan. The undergraduate program at AIU offers all courses in English. Foreign language courses in six languages as well as Japanese for speakers of other languages are offered in part in the target language.

Learn more about AIU: 


  • AIU is located in Akita city (population about 322,000), the capital of Akita prefecture (population about 1,080,000), an ideally-sized city to provide the opportunity to get immersed in the friendly, local culture while also offering convenient access to international goods and services.
  • A state-of-the-art sports facility, hiking, cycling, golf courses, and a large shopping mall, are all in the vicinity of our campus. The university organizes various events, activities, and field trips providing students with hands-on experience in Japanese culture.
  • Akita prefecture is known for its natural beauty and resources. The university is located close to ski areas, scenic hiking opportunities, and the Sea of Japan coastline. Akita is particularly famous in Japan for producing the country’s most delicious rice and sake, as well as for the beauty of its people.
  • Easily accessible from Akita International Airport, with flights to Tokyo, Osaka, Hokkaido, and Seoul, Korea.

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Akita International University