APU encourages students to learn off campus so that you can develop your knowledge and skills gained in the classroom to practical levels. APU has been developing and offering various off-campus study programs in and outside of Japan, and many students participate in these. Let's make the most of it!
While being an APU student you will be able to study in other universities in other countries for a semester or a year as an exchange student. APU has student exchange agreements with over 100 universities in over 35 countries and regions. The credits you earn at the other university can be transferred to APU (conditions apply). Student Exchange Advisors (students who have done an exchange) are happy to help you out.
*If you are already in a degree course of an overseas institution, and are interested in APU for a semester/year study abroad or short term Japanese Language program (summer), please contact the Academic Office
You can also study at other Japanese universities with an exchange agreement for a semester or a year. Ritsumeikan University is a sister university of APU with a long tradition and history. Located in the ancient city of Kyoto, it offers a different academic life. We also offer short term visits and various exchange programs with Ritsumeikan University. You can also study at Akita International University in the north of Japan.
APU offers a range of learning opportunities outside of the campus, and keeps developing those. Some of the programs currently available are:
APU offers its students the opportunity to gain hands on work experience at corporations and organizations to further their understanding of the work place. Finding an internship is made easier through APU's extensive network of corporations and organizations that have pre-signed agreements with APU. You can also arrange your own internship. Upon meeting certain requirements course credit can also be awarded for completing an internship.
Having a strong education and research network in the world, APU regularly hosts an impressive roster of speakers. Former guests include Nobel Prize winners, heads of government bodies and international organizations such as the United Nations, Ambassadors and CEO's of leading international companies (See the visitor's list). APU also hosts many symposia that raise an awareness of current issues in this globalizing world, such as the Water Summit held in 2009. Students are encouraged to attend and participate in these to listen to the real voice of world leaders.