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Kwansei Gakuin University

Kwansei Gakuin University a non-denominational Christian private and coeducational university located in Nishinomiya, near Osaka. It is one of the four leading private universities in the Kansai region of Japan.

Please note that JAPN100 or equivalent is required to study at this university.

Kwansei Gakuin University

Jacky Fung, who attended Kwansei Gakuin University, in 2010-11 talks about her experience there: 
Going to KGU is going to a place like no other. It's situated in the suburban city of Nishinomiya; between Osaka, Kobe and Kyoto with each only 30-40 minutes away if you wish to go to more urbanized areas. Staying in the Kansai area exposes you to Kansai-ben; the dialect of the region which may be difficult to pick up at first, but is extremely rewarding to learn and understand, as you will feel more like an in-group for knowing it.

Being at KGU exposes you to a multitude of connections to schools and people worldwide with 80+ exchange students from elsewhere. KGU also runs on a period system (5 a day) and everyone shares the same lunch, so everyone can gather in the Global Lounge provided by the school. The campus is beautiful, and the classes are not too difficult, and provides plenty of time to explore the vast region. Being in Kansai brings ease of access to various parts of Japan since it is situated more or less in the center of the country.

If I were allowed to choose where to go again, I would definitely choose KGU over any other offered by Queen's; the environment is great, it's more 'traditional Japanese' and there's also the added bonus of knowing that at least 20 KGU students come to Queen's every year to learn English, so it becomes easier to stay in touch with all your new friends!
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Students at Kwansei Gakuin University. Photo courtesy of Jacky Fung



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