Faculty of International Studies
Otemon Gakuin University
Students entering the FIS apply to one of two programs of study. In the, students have the opportunity to develop their English/Japanese language skills while studying a variety of subjects taught in both languages. In the International Culture Course, students have many of the same courses, but focus more on the cultural aspects behind different countries’ perspectives on local/global issues.
Study Abroad Opportunities
With the Faculty of International Studies, students will find multiple opportunities to study abroad. Some programs are language-focused while others are content-focused. Desitination countries include: the United States (both the mainland and Hawaii), Australia, The Philippines, and more. Program durations range from three weeks to one year.
Furthermore, interested students have the opportunity to participate in a “dual-degree” program in association with Kapi’olani Community College (KCC): part of the University of Hawaii. After a year of study in Hawaii, students will earn their Associate Degree from KCC and then return to OGU where they will complete their studies and graduate with a Bachelor’s Degree.
With the Concentration Packages, we offer three types of special programs (“International Business”, “International Development Support”, and “English Professional”) that combine university studies with internship experience at overseas companies and international development aid organizations. Students can gain knowledge and experience that will help them in the future.
To read about what students accomplished during the 2023 study abroad programs, click here.
Lecture by Ms. Saito, the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs entitled “Career Path to the UN: Junior Professional Officer System” (online lecture)
Lecture by Mr. Imai, President of NPO DxP entitled ” Preventing teenage isolation: Initiatives to build a society with hope for the future”
About Otemon Gakuin University and the Faculty of International Studies
Otemon Gakuin was founded in 1888, with Otemon Gakuin University opening its doors in 1966. Located in Ibaraki City, the university currently has 8 faculties in two campuses. The Faculty of International Studies (FIS) was initiated in 2022 and is based at the Sojiji Campus.
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