Exchange Students

Center for International Education and Cooperation        September 28, 2015

A student exchange is a system based on a written student exchange agreement between Kwansei Gakuin University and a partner institution overseas. Through this system, students enrolled at partner institutions may apply to participate in studies at Kwansei Gakuin University while keeping their status of enrollment at their home institutions.
Students enrolled in North American institutions not affiliated with KGU may apply through Southern Methodist University or the University Studies Abroad Consortium (USAC)

Exchange Program Fact Sheet

Information for Exchange Students

Admission into the Program

Japan and East Asia Studies Program

Most students studying at Kwansei Gakuin University on exchange or part-time programs are required to participate in the Japan and East Asia Studies Program. Please click here to view its webpage.

Nihongo Partner

Acting as language partners, KGU Japanese student volunteers assist exchange students. These ‘Nihongo Partners’ are also available during the orientation period to help exchange students settle into their new environment.

The responsibilities of a Nihongo Partner can be placed into two basic duties. One of these is to meet with their exchange student partner about once per week to help the foreign student in studying the Japanese language and practicing Japanese conversation skills. The second main duty of a Nihongo Partner is to provide support to the exchange student so that he/she may get used to everyday life in Japan. In return for these volunteering efforts, the Nihongo Partner receives a more international outlook on the world and a better understanding of another culture.

Announcements for Current Exchange Students

Center for International Education and Cooperation(CIEC) staff will always notify students with major announcements via email during their exchange.

However, exchange students currently attending Kwansei Gakuin University should check the bulletin board outside the CIEC for the most recent announcements.