Faculty of International Studies

Otemon Gakuin University

国際学部 追手門学院大学

Study in Japan

Located in the Kansai area of Japan, the Faculty of International Studies at Otemon Gakuin University offers qualified international students the opportunity to earn a 4-year undergraduate degree from a from a fully accredited Japanese university. 

Students entering the FIS apply to one of two programs of study. In the Global Studies Course, 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.

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Our Classes

Our dedicated faculty teach a diverse set of courses. Want to know about the classes we are teaching right now? Check out our teachers’ blog.

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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.

Many programs are held at some of the world’s TOP universities, including, UPENN, American University, University of California at Berkeley

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.

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Open Campus 2024

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Join Our Open Campus Event in 2024!

Have you ever wondered about studying abroad? Are you interested in learning about different cultures? Then our Open Campus event in 2024 is the perfect opportunity for you! Come and join us for a fun-filled day of learning about the Faculty of International Studies, meeting our professors and students, and getting the feel of studying at our Sojiji Campus.



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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