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Hiroshima Shudo University
Hiroshima, Japan (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms:
Program Terms: Academic Year,
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Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2020 10/01/2019 ** 03/27/2020 08/03/2020
NOTE: The start and end dates ARE NOT the official dates set by the program. They are estimated dates based on the previous year. Do not use these dates when planning flights.

** Refer to the brochure page below for official program dates.
Program Description:
Program Description:



Program Term: Spring, Academic Year
Language Prerequisite: Elementary Japanese I
Primary Instruction Language: English, Japanese
Eligibility: 2.5 GPA
Program Type: Exchange



Hiroshima has a population of more than a million and is located on Honshu, the largest of the Japanese islands. Hiroshima is surrounded by parks and is situated on the River Ota.  The city is 4 hours from Tokyo via the bullet train. Currently, HSU has over 150 international students from all over the world.
They are studying hard to learn Japanese and Japanese culture, and studying in their respective faculties. At the same time, students have the chance to enjoy annual events such as the one-day bus trip in October, and the International forum in December. 
Why don’t you come and live and study in Hiroshima, known as International City of Peace & Culture? You’ll certainly have an invaluable, unforgettable experience!


Students have the option to take a wide variety of classes ranging from business to sport science.  Academic departments can be found online.  Information about specific classes will be made available later in the semester. Students have the opportunity to take Japanese language classes at the elementary or intermediate level.


  • Due to the way Hiroshima Shudo’s academic calendar is organized, students are only able to go on the exchange during the Spring semester (the Fall semester overlaps with the start of Kent’s Spring semester) or for the entire Academic Year.
  • The Spring semester goes from April until the end of July.
  • The Academic Year goes from September through July.


  • Students must have a minimum 2.5 GPA.
  • Additionally, students must have taken classes at Kent State University for at least one semester before applying, i.e. students must have a Kent State GPA.


Students have the option of staying in the residence called the international student house, which is apartment-style housing. Alternatively, students could search for private accommodation.  Students interested in finding their own housing can work with HSU’s international office for assistance finding an apartment.  Keep in mind that apartments found this way are typically unfurnished.


Students pay Kent State University tuition (Resident or Non-Resident) for 12 credit hours. Housing and living costs will vary depending on the options students choose.  Hiroshima has a high cost of living, so living costs may be more than what students would except to pay in Kent, Ohio.

Total estimated costs can be found in the Budget Sheet at the top of this page, to the lower left of the Apply Now button.

Learn more about using your financial aid to study abroad.

Financial aid and scholarships are applicable toward this program!

View a complete listing of available scholarships.


Molly Papay
Education Abroad Advisor
Office of Global Education | +1 (330) 672-3067

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