School of International Studies March 24, 2017
Fostering students to become world citizens with multiple abilities
The general objective of the School of International Studies (SIS) is to equip students with the ability to understand and analyze issues relating to international affairs. The specific objectives for students are to enable them to achieve a good command of foreign languages, to provide perceptual skills in looking at the world through an interdisciplinary approach, and to encourage students to examine Japan and the world with historical and contemporary insights, using the following three approaches: cultures/languages, societies/politics and economics/management. Students select their region of emphasis, which is either North America or Asia including Oceania. The SIS seeks to provide an environment that fosters an international attitude and a deep understanding of the world, while training students to become world citizens with an international spirit, broad perspective and flexibility.
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English-based Degree Program
Students who are admitted to the SIS through entrance examinations either Domestic or Overseas Admission will be enrolled in English-based Degree Program as English-based International Students. English-based International Students, who are so called EbIS, are those whose first language is English or who have a demonstrable high level of English as their second language. English-based Degree Program is the program that students can the meet graduation requirement by taking only courses lectured in English (except mandatory language courses.) SIS offers courses lectured in both Japanese and English.
Since courses taught in English have fewer students compared to Japanese ones, not only among students, but also between students and instructors get close easily. Also, the class atmosphere is more friendly and relaxed.
Additionally, EbIS do not have any requirements to take courses lectured in Japanese. If students wish to take course lectured in Japanese and are confident enough in their Japanese proficiency, they can apply for those classes. Many of EbIS are registered in such courses with regular students.
We admit international students from across the world. Also, there are a lot of returnees who have various cultural and language backgrounds too. You will be able to broaden your perspectives through learning in open and multicultural environments that School of International Studies potentially has in Kwansei Gakuin University.
Around University Guide
The areas around KG campuses are popular among people in Kansai for their livability. From these areas you can take day trips to popular tourist spots in Kyoto, Nara, and other prefectures.
Message from current SIS international students.
Message from SIS faculties.
Career Placement and 2015 SIS graduates career paths (international students).
We hold various events and parties to deepen exchange between and among international students, Japanese students and faculty members.