Application Period Tuesday, December 1 - Wednesday, December 16
*Please note application is closed when the number of applicants reaches the capacity.
Notification Friday, January 8

Note: The schedule is subject to change without prior notice.

This program enables you to meet local students at Kansai Gaidai who will be your supporter(s) for your new life in Japan.

There are three functions of this program; local students 1) assist you to settle in Japanese life right after you come to Kansai Gaidai, 2) provide a chance to practice your Japanese language outside a classroom setting, and 3) become information resource for your Japanese life. This program also aims to encourage interaction between you, international students, and local students at Kansai Gaidai.

There are no requirements as to when, where or how often you meet with your partner, so appointments can be made depending upon you and your partner's schedules. It is recommended, however, that you contact your supporter before coming to Japan so that the supporter can help you immediately on your arrival at Kansai Gaidai.

Please do not hesitate to apply even if you have no specific anxieties as to Japanese life because the local students screened for this program expect what kind of problems you will tend to face after arriving Japan. Also the local students speak English to some extent. Thus, there should be no major communication problems.

We strongly encourage you to participate in this program, which will make your stay here more enjoyable and rewarding.

Application Procedure

Step1 Access GAIDAI-Link
Step2 Complete "Speaking Partner Program Application 2021 SP"

Notification of Your Partner:

Step1 On Friday, January 8, we will send you your partner's information as well as the contact information by e-mail.
Step2 Start communicating with your partner(s) before your arrival. They are willing to help with smooth start of your study abroad experience. Please note that they are not responsible in answering questions regarding the Asian Studies Program (i.e., academics, exchange status, housing, etc.).
Step3 Have fun! Kansai Gaidai students are looking forward to meeting you on Campus!!!