Our curriculum aims to provide students with a well-rounded view about Japan and Asia. A wide variety of courses are all taught in English. In order to accommodate the diverse interests of international students, courses range from rapidly changing business topics, current social issues and Japan's unique history and arts.
Given that the length of the program is limited to one semester or one year, the courses are designed so that students are able to gain in-depth knowledge of Japan and Asia by utilizing many unique resources that are available only on site. Classroom instructions are effectively supplemented by various activities such as field work or field trips, such as a visit to businesses, temples, shrines, etc.
In all courses, diverse cultural backgrounds of international students make it possible to carry out the classroom discussions from many different perspectives, contributing to add unique dimensions to already exciting learning opportunities. In addition, some selected Kansai Gaidai local students are also assigned to each course, offering their own views to various course topics.
Understanding the necessity of meeting academic requirements of students' home universities, the level of the difficulty and the amount of work required in all courses are set at the third or fourth year level. Therefore, there should not be any problems in terms of transferring credits earned at Kansai Gaidai back to the students' home institutions.