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Fact Sheet:
Program Type: University Exchange Housing Options: Dormitory, Homestay, Student Responsibility
Credit Type: Transfer Credit Language of Instruction: English, Japanese
Program Description:
Kwansei Gakuin University LogoKWANSEI GAKUIN UNIVERSITY
DESCRIPTION 
Kwansei Gakuin is one of the most prestigious private schools in Japan which dates back to in 1889, when it was founded by the American missionary Reverend Walter Russell Lambuth, M.D. in Kobe. Kwansei Gakuin University(KGU) is an independent institution for higher education, offering Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctoral degrees in over 35 different disciplines to a student body of about 20,000, including approximately 400 foreign students. The University maintains academic standards that rank among the highest of all Japanese universities and colleges.

Students are able to study Japanese language and take a variety of coursework in English while interacting with local students through language partners and various activities on campus. Arrival instructions, on-site orientation, and on-campus support are provided by KGU to help students feel comfortable during their time in Japan.

ACADEMICS
Semester Dates:
  • Fall: Mid September - End of January
  • Spring: End of March - End of July

Host University Courses:
  • Japanese Language Courses (beginning to moderate Japanese proficiency required): Click here
  • Modern Japan Courses (in English): Click here
  • Full Course Listing (must have upper-intermediate level Japanese proficiency or JLPT N1): Click here
Note:
  • Credits earned through a Drake exchange program will count as transfer credits
  • Course Pre-Approval Forms are required as part of the program application
  • Participants are required to maintain full-time status while abroad
  • Note: Exchange Partner semester dates may conflict with the Drake University academic calendar

ACCOMMODATIONS
  • Host University Housing Information (program fact sheet): Click Here
  • See Housing Type(s) above
  • Housing and meals are NOT included in the program cost

FINANCES
  • Students pay regular Drake Tuition to their Drake Account for semester and year-long programs
  • Financial Aid and Scholarships generally apply as they would if the student were studying on campus
  • All additional fees (housing, meals, books, optional excursions, airfare, etc.) will be paid separately
  • Students should meet with the Office of Student Financial Planning once a program is chosen to discuss their award amounts 

APPLYING TO A DRAKE INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE PROGRAM
Drake students participating on this program are required to complete the following steps:
  1. Drake Exchange Application
    • Attend an Education Abroad 101 Session
    • Click on the Apply Now button at the top of this page
    • Schedule a meeting with an Education Abroad Advisor BEFORE the application deadline
  2. Drake Exchange Nomination
    • Receive notification of status within two weeks after the application deadline
  3. Host University Application 
    • Schedule a meeting with an Education Abroad Advisor to complete the host university application AFTER nomination
  4. Host University Acceptance
    • Upload a copy of host university acceptance letter to application
For additional information regarding this exchange, please click on the homepage link above.


Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Academic Year 2018-2019 04/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Fall 2018 04/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.