Study abroad programs not based on exchange agreements between universities
For study abroad programs not based on exchange agreements between universities, students need to find a host institution and complete all procedures through their own initiative.
Akita University has also put in place the Akita University Overseas Study Support Program, which provides students wishing to study overseas at institutions with which Akita University has concluded an exchange agreement with partial funding for a return international flight to and from their intended destination (Asian region: Maximum of \40,000; rest of the world: maximum of \120,000). If you wish to participate in this program, please submit the stipulated forms one month prior to your departure to the person in charge of academic affairs in your faculty.
If you wish to study abroad, please ensure to consult fully with your tutor beforehand. In addition, please enquire with the person in charge of academic affairs in your faculty on detailed procedures for studying abroad and taking a leave of absence from the university, and at the International Division for general enquiries related to studying abroad.
Asami Sasaki, Faculty of Education and Human Studies Program in International Language and Culture Studies
I first became interested in taking part in an overseas exchange program during the summer vacation in my second year at the university, when I went to Fiji on a month-long language study program. This was my first ever home stay; in an instant, I acquired 5 brothers and sisters, and was able to experience a pace of life slower than that of Japan, where I was surrounded by the smiling faces of friendly people calling out “BULA!” to me as I walked down the street. While living in a completely different culture made realize for the first time the good aspects of Japan and my own ‘Japaneseness,’ it also gave me a desire to see more of the world. I am now studying hard with the aim of going to one of Akita University’s overseas affiliated universities. Akita University has many systems and teachers in place to support students who wish to study overseas. And as the university has plans to increase the number of overseas affiliated universities, students will have even more chances to visit other parts of the world, creating an environment where there is a thriving demand for studying abroad.
At The ALL Rooms, you can study English according to your own plan of study and goals. A team of graduate, undergraduate and international student staff members is on hand to provide you with learning support. You will find a selection of carefully-selected teaching materials to help you improve your TOEFL score for studying abroad, TOEIC score for work or just your general abilities in English.
In April 2010, the Multicultural Lounge opened with the aim of promoting exchanges between international students and domestic students and teaching staff at this university. As well as serving as the university’s first study room for exchange students, with a diverse range of foreign language teaching materials and audiovisual equipment, it is also a space for all students and staff to come and learn languages.