Kansai Gaidai University is a multidisciplinary program offering a wide range of courses during both the semester and summer term.
Students can take between 4 - 6 classes for a total of 14 – 17 credits during a Fall or Spring semester
Host University Website: Please see Kansai Gaidai for the curriculum and Course Offerings to view the most up to date list of courses, availability, and course descriptions.
Course Equivalencies: Many courses available at Kansai Gaidai University have already been evaluated for ISU credit. Please see the Course Equivalency guide for more information.
Grade Conversion and Credit Transfer: Grading and credit conversions for the this university have already been evaluated for ISU credit. Please see the Academics page for a guide to Grade Conversions and Credit Transfers.
Kansai Gaidai University offers its international students three types of housing arrangements: homestay, dormitory, and off-campus housing.For additional housing information, see the host university's website for Accommodations
The primary option and highly encouraged by the university, it is an excellent way to acquire and enhance knowledge about the Japanese language and culture.
Kansai Gaidai offers 4 dormitory option and are called Seminar Houses
Official program dates are listed on each semester’s Estimated Budget.
To see how this program compares, view the Illinois State budget.
Participants of this program may be eligible for a scholarship:
Visit the scholarship page for additional funding opportunities.
Dr. Roger Thomas
Interested in hearing a student perspective on this program? Check out the following student videos on our YouTube channel !
Fall 2014 Participant