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The moment you set foot on campus, you will notice something very different—true diversity. Take a student body originating from eighty countries/regions and put them in a space that encourages experimentation and discovery. What results is a completely unique and vibrant student community who not only embrace APU’s multicultural atmosphere but thrive in it through a colorful array of activities, events, clubs and societies. No matter what your interests are, APU has a place for you.

Multicultural Weeks

Throughout the school year, APU designates several “Multicultural Weeks” where you can showcase the languages and cultures of one country or region. Take the lead as a week organizer or join in these celebrations of world culture as a performer. Each multicultural week ends with a grand show that is streamed live online.

Clubs and Organizations

The 140+ student-led organizations of APU create countless opportunities for you to test your knowledge in a real-world setting, gain useful skills, make new discoveries, socialize and have fun with friends, and improve your physical fitness. With support from the Student Office, you can take initiative and start a new club for other students to join. APU has special scholarships available after enrollment for self-motivated students and organizations that demonstrate outstanding leadership and dedication related to extracurricular activities.

Some of APU student clubs and societies

  • APU Model United Nations
  • Habitat APU
  • “PRENGO” Overseas Volunteering Club
  • Global Business Leaders
  • Ones’1 Fair Trade Club
  • APU Debate Society
  • Wadaiko “Raku” Japanese Drumming Club
  • “Musy Tone” International Singing Club
  • “Yossha-koi” Japanese Dance Troupe
  • APU Tea Ceremony Club
  • Animation Research Club
  • APU Soccer Club
  • APU Karate Club
  • APU Yacht Circle “KrewS”
  • Women’s and Men’s Lacrosse Teams
  • Rugby Club

Tenkusai Campus Festival

Tenkusai is a two-day event held every autumn and is the largest festival on campus. APU’s diverse student body joins together for this celebration of student life. During the festival, students run food stalls that sell different specialties from around the world, put on exciting performances, and organize games, contests, and dances. This event attracts hundreds of people from the local community, making it a weekend full of laughter and energy.