KGU is located in the heart of Kumamoto City, the sister city to Bozeman. Visiting exchange students are assigned to a specific department but are allowed to take any course, including regular courses taught in Japanese, in any department. In addition, KGU provides special courses for visiting exchange students: Japanese courses designed especially for exchange students with a limited proficiency in Japanese. The courses are either taught bilingually (Japanese/English) or in English.

Please pay special attention to the academic calendar as it is different than the U.S. academic calendar.

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Language of Instruction: EnglishJapanese

Host Country Language Courses Offered: Yes

Pre-Session Language: Yes

Language Prerequisites: 4 Semesters


Minimum Class Elligibility: Sophomore

Minimum GPA: 3

Non-MSU student: No


Housing Options: Off Campus On Campus


Program Type: DEX

Competitive Program: No

Subjects Available

Arts/Visual Arts Biology Business Chemistry Economics Education Engineering English (Literature) Health and Human Performance History Japanese Mathematics Philosophy
  March 15 for the following summer and fall
  September 15 for the following spring