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Japan: Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University
Beppu, Japan (Exchange Program) (Outgoing Program)
|Restrictions:||UB applicants only|
|Dates / Deadlines:|
|Term||Year||App Deadline||Decision Date||Start Date||End Date|
|Academic Year||2017-2018||03/15/2017 **||Rolling Admission||09/11/2017||07/31/2018|
|Fall||2017||03/15/2017 **||Rolling Admission||TBA||TBA|
|Spring||2018||09/15/2017 **||Rolling Admission||03/18/2018||07/31/2018|
** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Indicates that deadline has passed
|Open to:||UB students only||Language of Instruction:||English|
|Minimum GPA:||2.5||Eligibility:||Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors|
|Area of Study:||Accounting, Asian Studies, Business Administration, Economics, International Studies, Japanese||Term:||Academic Year, Spring|
|Language Courses Offered:||Japanese||Housing Options:||On Campus|
|Program Advisor:||Krista Paszkowsky||Credits:||12-18 per semester|
Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University
Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University (APU) is part of the prestigious Ritsumeikan Academy which includes two universities, four senior high schools, four junior high schools, and one primary school. Ritsumeikan was founded in 1869 as a private academy by Prince Saionji who promoted the ideals of liberalism and internationalism. Ritsumeikan continues to embody these ideals and founded APU in 2000 to focus on the rise of the Asia Pacific region within the expanding international community. APU is a bilingual university with Japanese and English as its official languages. Approximately 6,000 students study at APU and nearly 50% of these come from outside Japan. Each year APU hosts about 100 study abroad and exchange students.
Exchange students from UB can take courses in the College of Asia Pacific Studies and the College of International Management. Courses in Asia Pacific Studies focus on social sciences, media, and languages and courses in Asia Pacific Management (APM) focus on business administration, finance, and accounting. Some examples of courses include:
- International Comparative Management
- Japanese Corporations in the Asia Pacific
- Human Resources Development in the Asia Pacific
- Changing Social Landscapes in the Asia Pacific
- Media and Communication in the Asia Pacific
- Ecotourism in the Asia Pacific
- The Asia Pacific and Human Rights
- Peoples and Religions of the Asia Pacific
- Comparative Analysis of Western & Asia Pacific Societies
- Japanese History of Politics and Diplomacy
- International Relations in the Asia Pacific
- Contemporary Japanese Culture
APU will provide off-campus housing for all exchange students at either the Oita International House or AP House. Students will have their own single bedroom and will share common living facilities (kitchen, living room/lounge, and laundry room). Oita International House (OIH) and AP House are located in downtown Beppu, which requires students to commute to APU by bus by their own expense. Please check the Program Guide for the further information about housing and transportation fees.
Estimated costs for this program can be found at the top of this page next to Budget Sheets by clicking on the term.
UB students are encouraged to apply for study abroad scholarships. To learn more about the scholarships available to UB students, please visit our scholarships page.
Please note this is a full year program only. APU operates on a quarter system with two quarters per semester. Students must take courses during all quarters. An orientation is held during the week prior to the fall semester.
Fall Semester: Mid September - Early February
Spring Semester: Late March - Late July
Academic Year: March 15
Spring Semester: September 15
FOR MORE INFORMATION
Visit the APU website. Also, please review the 2018 Exchange Program Fact Sheet.