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  • Locations: Akita, Japan
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: Ithaca applicants only
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Minimum GPA: 3.0 Language of Instruction: English
Areas of Study: Japanese Language and/or Culture Program Type: Exchange Program, Study Abroad
Housing Options: Residence Hall Click here for a definition of this term IC Program, Exchange Program, Affiliated Program: Exchange Program
Domestic or Abroad: Study Abroad Program
Program Description:
Akita International UniversityIthaca College has an exchange agreement with Akita International University (AIU).  Admission to exchange programs is fairly competitive, as there are a limited number of spaces available each semester (typically no more than 1 - 2 placements per exchange, per semester).  Occasionally an exchange will be closed in a given semester, with or without prior notice.

Akita International University is located in Akita City (population about 322,000) in the Tohoku region of northern Japan and is easily accessible from Akita Airport.  Established in 2004, this four-year liberal arts university is one of the newest institutions in the country which offers a unique experience to students wishing to study in Japan for a semester, or two. 

AIU's course offerings are focused in the following five curricular areas: Japan Studies courses, Japanese Language courses, Basic Education courses, the Global Business Program, the Global Studies Program and all courses are taught in English, with the exception of foreign language courses.*  

See below for additional information:? Akita University also offers a 6-week, 6-credit summer program with a focus on intensive Japanese language and culture study.  Participants take elementary courses taught by experienced Japanese instructors to hone their Japanese language skills in a small class environment.  
*Although students are not required to study the Japanese language while attending AIU during the regular semester, it is strongly encouraged.
The above information has been taken from Akita International University's website.