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  • Locations: Akita, Japan
  • Program Terms: Fall Semester, Full Academic Year, Spring Semester
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: Knox applicants only
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: English, Japanese Minimum GPA: 2.5
Housing Options: Residence Hall Areas of Study: Anthropology and Sociology, Art-Art History, Asian Studies, Economics, History, Integrated International Studies, International Relations, Japanese, Political Science
Program Type: Direct enroll, Language Immersion, Study Abroad
Program Description:
Akita International University in Akita, Japan (A direct exchange program)
Mat Ryohei Matsuda, Program Advisor


AIU is the first and only national liberal arts institution in Japan. AIU has a student population of about 800 and is located in Akita prefecture (pop. 300,000) on the northern seaboard of the main island of Japan, in the Tohoku region of northern Japan. International students receive a rigorous academic curriculum as well as the opportunity to experience and understand the people and culture of Japan through extracurricular activities. Courses are taught in English. Japanese language skills not required but recommended. Japanese language courses available at all levels. The university organizes various events, activities, and field trips providing students with a hands-on experience in Japanese culture. Housing is provided in dorms or apartments with a Japanese roommate, and a home visit program is available. A minimum 2.5 GPA is required. Period: One or two semesters. An optional Winter break program (Jan-March) is available for no additional fee. Credits 4.5 or 9. 

?Students pay Knox tuition for the semester (half of the total Knox tuition for the year) plus Akita's room and board charges.

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring Semester 2023 02/01/2022 03/01/2022 TBA TBA
Full Academic Year 2022-2023 02/01/2022 03/01/2022 TBA TBA
Fall Semester 2022 02/01/2022 03/01/2022 TBA TBA