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The Program

Kansai-Gaidai University is located in Hirakata City near Osaka, which is the second largest Japanese city. Kansai Gaidai was founded in 1945 and has grown tremendously since than. Today, Kansai Gaidai is affiliated with over 280 colleges and university’s world wide and sends approximately 1,400 of its students abroad yearly. Kansai-Gaidai offers courses to fulfill requirements for an Asian Studies concentration. Students may choose to study at Kansai for a semester or an entire academic year. The minimum GPA for admission to Kansai-Gaidai is 3.0.

Financial Aid

Students participating on an exchange with Kansai-Gaidai University are able to take all John Carroll University financial aid, with the exception of work study. This includes scholarships, federal, and state aid.

Program Costs 2019-2020

Directly Billed by JCU

  • Tuition: $20,615
  • Room and Board: $ 5,940
  • Administrative Fee: $1,000

Total Billed: $ 27,555

Estimated Costs (not billed by JCU)

  • Books & Supplies: $400
  • Personal Expenses: $3,550
  • Transportation: $1,700
  • Insurance: $225

Total Indirect Costs: $5,875


For further information about Kansai-Gaidai University please contact the Center for Global Education. The deadline for applications to study abroad for Fall Semester is March 1, and for Spring Semester is October 1.

For more information on Japan see the following links:

  • CIA World Fact Book: Japan
  • State Department Consular Country Information: Japan
  • Centers for Disease Control: Japan

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