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  • Locations: Maebashi, Japan
  • Program Terms: Academic Year
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: SDSU applicants only
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Fact Sheet:
Class Standing: 2-Sophomore, 3-Junior, 4-Senior Language of Instruction: Japanese
Minimum GPA: 2.50 Field of Study: Accounting, Art History, Art Studio, Asian Studies, Astronomy, Biology, Business Administration, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Communication Studies, Computer Science, Construction Engineering, Criminal Justice, Dance, Economics, Electrical Engineering, Engineering, English, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Sciences, Environmental Studies, Finance, Foods and Nutrition, French, Geography, Geological Sciences, German, History, Japanese, Linguistics, Literature, Management, Marketing, Mathematics/Statistics, Mechanical Engineering, Music, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Public Administration, Social Sciences, Social Work, Sociology
Housing Options: Residence Hall Credit Type: Resident Credit
Program Type: SDSU Exchange SDSU Office: 1-Study Abroad (ISC)
Program Description:
University Profile
Gunma University is a national university located in Aramaki-machi, Maebashi city. The history of the School of Education at Gunma University begins in 1873 (the sixth year of the Meiji Era) with the opening of a school to train elementary school teachers. Over 130 years since that time, the School of Education has contributed significantly to the corps of teachers responsible for the creation of school education through various historical eras. As students, you will have the opportunity to focus on different fields within education such as education in the Sciences, language, life and health, arts, and social sciences.

Academic Notes
The center for International Studies was established in April 1999 as a campus wide educational research facility in Aramaki Campus. The center's main objectives are to contribute to and to promote the University's international activities by offering Japanese Language and Japanese Studies courses for international students, to provide international students with guidance and counseling in their studies and daily life, as well as conduct relevant research. The center offers University-wide Japanese Language Training Courses as extra-curricular classes to all international students, from beginner to advanced levels, based on major.

Note: Students wishing to study at Gunma University must study at the school for a full academic year. The dates for each semester are below.

**If you are a Japanese major or minor, you must contact Dr. Yoshiko Higarashi Education Business Administration (EBA) 323, before beginning the application process.

Language Notes
Courses at Gunma University are taught in Japanese.

Program Dates
Semester 1 (SDSU Spring Semester): April to September
Semester 2 (SDSU Fall Semester): October to March

Hints for Researching Program and Available Courses
To find out more information about courses offered at Gunma University, contact with its Educational Affairs Division at +81-277-30-1037.

Housing and Meals
There are 2 university-managed student houses in Kiryu. Keishin Ryo is a student house for male students (maximum number of students is 102). It is primarily intended as accommodation for Japanese students, but approximately 10% of the students living in the house are exchange students. Each student has their own room, which is equipped with a bed, desk and locker. All residents of the house share facilities such as kitchens, washrooms and the laundry room. Kokusai Koryu Kaikan (International House) is a student house exclusively for the use of exchange students and foreign research fellows (both male and female). International House can house a maximum of 40 students. Of this number, 4 rooms are reserved for the use of research fellows. Each student room is a self-contained unit with necessities such as bed, desk, refrigerator, washbasin and toilet provided. The majority of students (including Japanese students) live in privately rented accommodation.

Insurance Requirement
All SDSU students will be automatically enrolled in the appropriate international health insurance for their study abroad term. The insurance charge will appear on your student account services billing shortly before departure. Students will receive more detailed instructions regarding insurance before departure.

For more information about visa requirement, visit Japanese Consulate website. 

For more information about entry/exit requirements for your host country, visit the U.S. Department of State website.

Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.