“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” – St. Augustine

Program Highlights

  • Study in the truly international community of Akita University where about a quarter of the student population is an exchange student from a different country.
  • Experience the language, rich culture and beautiful scenery that makes up the Akita Prefecture in the northern seaboard of Japan.
  • Study Japanese content classes in English.

Application Requirements

  • 2.8  Major and Cumulative GPA
Tuition & Fees $19,150


(Board NOT included)


Travel (Estimated)

(International Flight)

Student Visa  N/A
Books (Estimated) $810
Personal Expenses (Estimated) $1,368
Study Abroad Deposit $600
Security/Housing Deposit $255.56
Application Fee N/A


Every room is equipped with a bed, desk, lamp, bookshelf, refrigerator, and internet connection. Single and double suite occupancies may be accomadated with the common use of a bathroom between about 3-4 people and kitchen (including cooking equipment) in the building located on the first floor. Every floor has availability to a laundry room. Vacuums, ironing boards and bedding are available to be borrowed and for rental.

Host University

Akita International University

For a list of Pre-Approved Courses, click here

Maps & Directories

Mailing Address

Saint Mary's College of California
1928 Saint Mary's Road
Moraga, CA 94575
(925) 631-4000
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