We recommend that students study abroad for a semester or year at a Japanese university.
Gettysburg College is affiliated with Kansai Gaidai University in Hirakata City, between the business and industrial center of Osaka and the ancient capital of Kyoto.
Kansai Gaidai offers instruction in Japanese language and a full range of courses on Japanese topics in English.
The program at Kansai Gaidai also provides many opportunities outside the classroom: living with a Japanese host family, field trips to cultural and historical sites, study of traditional arts, and visits to Japanese businesses.
Credit for courses taken at Kansai Gaidai may be transferred and counted towards the electives for the major and minor with departmental approval. A chart indicates what courses are offered at Kansai Gaidai and how they translate into credits at Gettysburg.
Students may also choose to attend other universities in Japan.
(Above) Kinkakuji Zen Buddhist temple in Kyoto, photo by student Amanda Ciervo