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Akita International University

Akita International University is located in the city of Akita on the northwest coast of the island of Honshu. It is a beautiful and picturesque campus in a semi-rural setting. Akita International University, or AIU, is a highly selective university with an enrollment of about 3,000 students. With smaller class sizes similar to Alverno's own, students can apply for courses in international business, global affairs, Japanese studies and Japanese language.

The language of Instruction is English.

For more information on this and other universities, please schedule an appointment with the International & Intercultural Center or visit the university's website.

Kansai Gaidai University

Kansai Gaidai is located in Osaka and was Alverno's first exchange university. Students will enroll in two courses in spoken and written Japanese and several elective courses. Elective courses include Japanese arts, culture, society, business and international affairs. Students may choose to live in the International Student Residence Hall on campus but home stays with a Japanese family are strongly encouraged.

The language of instruction is English.

For more information on this and other universities, please schedule an appointment with the International & Intercultural Center or visit the university's website.

Otemae University

Otemae University began as a woman's college and has since evolved into a comprehensive coeducational college in the Hanshin region between Osaka and Kobe. Similar to Alverno, Otemae University teaches toward "necessary basic skills" essential to negotiating life. The skills are known as C-PLATS, an acronym for Creativity, Presentation, Logical thinking, Artistic sense, Teamwork and Self-control. Otemae is strong in communication and technology courses and some "English as a Foreign Language" courses are offered to Alverno students to serve as a teacher's assistant.

The language of instruction is Japanese.

For more information on this and other universities, please schedule an appointment with the International & Intercultural Center or visit the university's website.

Tokyo Women's Medical University

Located in the heart of central Tokyo, the Tokyo Women's Medical University was one of the first medical schools in Asia founded specifically to meet the needs of women, both as students and as patients. Alverno nursing students will have the opportunity to spend two weeks in Tokyo, usually in late May or early June, studying the Japanese health care system.

The language of instruction is English.

For more information on this and other universities, please schedule an appointment with the International & Intercultural Center or visit the university's website.