Sophomores, juniors and seniors in good standing with a minimum 2.7 GPA and two semesters of college Japanese are encouraged to spend an academic year abroad studying with SMU's study abroad program in Japan at Kwansei Gakuin University located in Nishinomiya, between Kobe and Osaka, on the main island of Japan.
Kwansei Gakuin University is an independent institution for higher education, offering Bachelor's, Master's and Ph.D. degrees in over 30 different disciplines to a student body of approximately 17,000.Founded in 1889 by Methodist missionaries, the University maintains academic standards that rank among the highest of all Japanese colleges and universities. The Nishinomiya-Uegahara campus is home to the Japanese Studies Program (JSP) along with the School of Business Administration, Economics, Humanities, Law, Science, Sociology, and Theology. The Kobe-Sanda campus, which is the locale for the School of Policy Studies, is located within an hour's commute from the Nishinomiya-Uegahara campus.
The program begins with the fall Semester (October - January), followed by the winter Interterm (February - March) and ends with the spring Semester (April - July).
SMU in Japan deadline: April 1st