Study Abroad

APU offers various educational programs that focus on active experience and practical learning, ranging from cultural study trips to domestic and international field work and internships. The University also makes use of its vast global network to provide regional and international study exchange programs.

Field Study

During the semesters and summer/winter sessions, you can participate in a field study program in which students will be led by an instructor to carry out research and analysis outside the campus. These programs will lead you to various Japanese and international locations and help you deepen your knowledge of the local area as well as of the topic and research techniques.

Here are some programs held in the past:

Program Location Time
Environmental Studies of Deserts, Mangrove Forests, Coral Reefs and Persian Gulf Management in Iran Iran 2013AY
Winter Session
UNESCO World Heritage Sites - Connecting the Past, Present and Future of Vietnam Vietnam 2014AY
Winter Session
Experiencing Media and Culture: Television, Film, Photography and Theatre of Slovakia Slovakia 2014AY
Winter Session
Holiday House Tourism Project (promoting long stays) Japan

Freshman Intercultural Relations Study Trip (FIRST) Program

The FIRST Program is available for both Japanese and international students in different study locations. While Japanese students go overseas, international students will be exploring the Kyushu island of Japan. In the program, participants will travel in groups with the support of a Teaching Assistant (TA), who is a selected senior student. During a four-day period, participants are expected to meet and interact with over 100 local people and conduct research on designated topics. Students who have joined this program have said that they have all grown tremendously through this experience. It is definitely a program that you should participate in.

Exchange Programs

Build your international portfolio by joining a study exchange program for a semester or a year at one of our international or Japanese partner universities. Thanks to APU Student Exchange Agreements, you will only need to pay APU tuition and be exempted from tuition at the host university. If you are awarded an APU Tuition Reduction Scholarship, it will remain valid during your time on the exchange program.

LIST OF PARTNER UNIVERSITIES

AFRICA

Botswana
  • University of Botswana

ASIA

Brunei
  • Universiti Brunei Darussalam
China
  • Dongbei University of Finance and Economics
  • The Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • City University of Hong Kong
  • The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
  • The University of Hong Kong
  • Institute for Tourism Studies, Macao
  • University of Macau
Indonesia
  • Gadjah Mada University
Japan
  • Akita International University
  • Oita University
  • Ritsumeikan University
Korea
  • Dongseo University
  • Ewha Womans University
  • Hanyang University
  • Korea University
  • Kyung Hee University
  • Pusan National University
  • Sogang University
  • Sookmyung Women's University
  • University of Ulsan
  • Yonsei University
Malaysia
  • Universiti Sains Malaysia
The Philippines
  • Ateneo de Manila University
  • University of the Philippines
Singapore
  • Singapore Management University
Taiwan
  • National Chengchi University
  • National Taiwan Normal University
  • Tamkang University
  • Tunghai University
  • Yuan Ze University
Thailand
  • Mahidol University
  • Thammasat University

EUROPE

Austria
  • MCI Management Center Innsbruck
  • Salzburg University of Applied Sciences
  • University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria
  • University of Applied Sciences bfi Vienna
Belgium
  • University of Liege
Croatia
  • Zagreb School of Economics and Management
Denmark
  • Aarhus University
  • Copenhagen Business School
  • University of Copenhagen
Finland
  • Laurea University of Applied Sciences
  • Tampere University of Applied Sciences
  • University of Helsinki
France
  • France Business School
  • NEOMA Business School
  • Institut Superieur du Commerce Paris
Germany
  • Otto-von-Guericke-Universitat Magdeburg
  • Karlshochschule International University
  • Zeppelin University
Hungary
  • University of Pecs
Iceland
  • University of Iceland
Italy
  • Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore
Lithuania
  • Vilnius University
The Netherlands
  • Leiden University
  • Tilburg University
Norway
  • BI Norwegian Business School
  • University of Bergen
Poland
  • Warsaw School of Economics
Portugal
  • Lisbon University Institute
Sweden
  • Halmstad University
  • Jonkoping International Business School
  • Lund University
  • Sodertorn University
  • Linnaeus University
Switzerland
  • Zurich University of Applied Sciences
UK
  • Cardiff University
  • University of Hertfordshire
  • University of Kent
  • University of Leicester
  • University of Westminster

NORTH & LATIN AMERICA

Argentina
  • Universidad Argentina de la Empresa
Canada
  • HEC Montreal
  • Simon Fraser University
  • The University of British Columbia
  • University of Lethbridge
  • University of Waterloo
  • York University
Mexico
  • Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey
  • Universidad de Monterrey
USA
  • American University
  • Caroll College
  • Chapman University
  • City University of New York
  • Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Grand Valley State University
  • Minnesota State University Moorhead
  • Old Dominion University
  • San Diego State University
  • St. Edward's University
  • University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
  • University of Hawaii at Manoa
  • University of Montana
  • The University of New Mexico
  • The University of Oklahoma
  • University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
  • University of Wyoming

OCEANIA

Australia
  • James Cook University
  • La Trobe University
  • Macquarie University
  • The University of Western Australia
Samoa
  • National University of Samoa

Dual Degree Programs

The only thing better than getting a degree from one international university is getting two degrees from two international universities at the same time. This option is available to you by signing up for one of APU’s dual degree programs.