Experience Japan, and learn about the world! Surrounded by the beautiful nature of northern Japan, Akita International University, AIU, is a window to the world. Unique in Japan for offering an International Liberal Arts education entirely in English, we are on the cutting edge of Japanese higher education. Akita International University has many affiliated institutions around the world. Through exchanges with these schools, we expand our students' intercultural horizons. Our undergraduates spend a year studying abroad, and about a quarter of our student body is made up of exchange students from other countries. This truly international academia, combined with state-of-the-art facilities, a diverse faculty, and innovative programs, makes it an ideal place to study. Come to Akita International University and experience Japan for a summer, a semester, a year, or four years, as you build the knowledge and skills vital to succeed in the global society! http://www.aiu.ac.jp/en/
Akita International University Summer School
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Sun - Cloudy. High: 70 Low: 55
Mon - AM Showers. High: 68 Low: 55
Distance to Cedar Falls: 5868 miles
Akita, one of the forty-seven prefectures in Japan, is located in the northwest of the main island along the Sea of Japan. It is 280 miles (450 km) north of Tokyo and known for magnificent nature, abundant festivals, and such sites as Kakunodate (a 17th-century samurai town) and Tazawako (the deepest lake in Japan), among others. Industries in Akita have traditionally centered around rice farming, forestry, and mining. Recent decades have seen rapid development in electronics, nonferrous metals, and tourism. Spring, summer, and fall allow you to enjoy hiking, canoeing, and fishing. As much snow falls from late December through March, winter here is famous for many skiing and snowboarding resorts with excellent powder snow and fabulous facilities. After enjoying outdoor activities, a range of different onsen, or mineral hot springs, will bring you physical as well as mental relaxation.
Akita International University, AIU, is a four-year liberal arts university in Akita prefecture, Japan. Its undergraduate program offers bachelor’s degrees in Global Business and Global Studies, and its graduate program offers master’s degrees in Japanese Language Teaching, English Language Teaching, and Global Communication Practices. Akita International University is located in Akita city (population about 325,000), the capital of Akita prefecture (population about 1,088,000). The campus is surrounded by natural beauty, but is easily accessible from downtown Akita city and Akita Airport. The undergraduate program at Akita International University is unique in Japan. All courses are taught in English, with the exception of foreign language classes. Non-native English speaking students are prepared for using English in the classroom with our intensive English for Academic Purposes (EAP) Program. See "At a Glance" to know more about Akita International University. All Akita International University degree-seeking students are required to spend one year abroad at one of our partner institutions around the world. A significant portion of the international students studying here are exchange students from our partner institutions, who participate in our Japanese Language and Japan Studies courses, or take any of the other courses offered in our undergraduate program.