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  • Locations: Nishinomiya, Japan
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2020 09/26/2019 10/14/2019 TBA TBA
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Areas of Study: Arts, Asian Studies, Business, Culture, Economics, History, International Relations, Japanese, Political Science Minimum GPA Requirement: 3.0
Program Type: Exchange Academic Level: Junior, Senior, Sophomore
Housing Options: Dormitory, Homestay
Program Description:

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Nishinomiya is a city in Hyogo, Japan, located between the cities of Osaka and Kobe.   It has a population of approximately 470,000, and is home to Kwansei Gakuin University.

Kwansei Gakuin University (also referred to as "Kangaku" or KGU) is one of the most prestigious private schools in Japan.  It was founded in 1889 by the American missionary Reverend Walter Russell Lambuth.  A strong culture of service exists on its seven campuses.  It has a student population of approximately 24,000, including around 700 international students.

City Information:

Nishinomiya located in Hyogo Prefecture, Japan, between the cities of Osaka and Kobe. On April 1, 2005, the city of Nishinomiya celebrated its 80th anniversary. It is best known as the home of Koshien Stadium, where the Hanshin Tigers baseball team plays home games and where Japan's annual high school baseball championship is held. It is also the location of Kwansei Gakuin University, a private university founded by American missionaries in the nineteenth century. Nishinomiya is an important commercial and shipping city in the Kansai region with the third largest population in Hyogo Prefecture.


Course Information

All incoming exchange students are enrolled in the Contemporary Japan Program and take courses in either the Japanese Language track or the Modern Japan Track.  The Modern Japan track offers all courses in English, with the option of taking a Japanese language class.  

For more information, take a look at KGU's exchange student page.

How to Apply

Ensure you meet all the requirements for this exchange, listed below, before starting an application.

If you are ready to apply, click on the "Apply Here" button at the top of this screen.

Should you wish to secure more information on this program please click the "Request Information" button at the top of this screen.

•    Sophomore Standing
•    16 Stetson credits completed at time of application
•    3.0 cumulative Stetson University GPA at time of application and departure
•    Good academic, judicial, and financial standing at time of application and departure
•    All students are expected to enroll in the equivalent of 12-16 credits while abroad

The Stetson Exchange program is competitive. Enrollment is limited in all programs.
Meeting the requirements does not guarantee admission to a given program in a given semester.


Students are responsible for the cost of their own transportation to the site, including visas and ground transportation if required.

Specific arrival and departure dates will be shared with students admitted to the program.

Additional Information

We encourage you to look at the Kwansei Gakuin University website
However, you should apply for the exchange program via this system.

As with all Stetson exchange programs, students pay their usual Stetson tuition to Stetson University, and pay room and board costs to the institution abroad.  Stetson financial aid transfers to exchange programs.

While SU and the foreign institution may produce documents required for students to secure a visa; the processes, cost and responsibility of securing a visa are the student's alone.
SU cannot secure visas for students per the requirements of consulates.
We encourage students and their families to begin researching the visa process, and requirements, at the point of application.