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Osaka Gakuin University

Osaka Gakuin University (OGU) offers a Japanese studies program that is progressive, practical and unique. The OGU Japanese Studies Program consists of comprehensive Japanese Language course in the morning, followed by a variety of elective classes in the afternoon suitable for every level of Japanese proficiency from complete beginner to confident Japanese speakers.

In addition to experiencing OGU’s specialized and rigorous academic curriculum, students have an opportunity to participate in a multitude of cultural, athletic, and social clubs campus wide.  Full immersion and successful completion of OGU’s one semester or ten-month Japanese studies program will provide students with a strong Japanese language foundation and sincere appreciation for Japan, its culture, and traditions. Moreover, students will gain a greater understanding of the meaning of the “global village” as they will build lifelong friendships with international students from all over the world.

OGU is located only thirty minutes from Kyoto, the cultural center of Japan; ten minutes from the hub of the Osaka business and entertainment district; forty minutes from Kobe, one of the world's leading trading ports; sixty minutes from Nara, the oldest historical region of Japan, and about two and a half hours by Shinkansen (Bullet Train) from the nation's capital, Tokyo.

Osaka Gakuin University: Quick Facts
Location: Osaka, Japan
Who can Apply: Undergraduate Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors in specific disciplines. Please contact Lori Patterson at lori@coastal.edu to find out more information.
Academic Requirements: Minimum 3.0 GPA required for admission
Language Requirements: None
Academic Calendar (2013-14): Fall Semester: 9 Sep – 20 Dec 2013
Spring Semester: 20 Jan – 9 May 2014
Courses Taught in English:

For Fall and Spring Courses, click here. Please note the "Japanese Studies Course" are taught in English. 

Tuition:  Exchange Students Pay $4,895 (CCU In-State Rate 2014)
Accommodations: Students have an option to live with a Japanese host family or in student apartments. For more information, please read Osaka Gakuin University Information Guide.
Projected Budget:  See Osaka Gakuin Budget
Additional Information: Visit University’s website 





















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Ms. Lori Patterson, M.P.S.
Study Abroad Advisor
Singleton Building 119

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Application Deadline 

Applications for Fall 2014 study abroad should be submitted to OIPS before March 14, 2014. To learn more about the application process, click here.