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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
Academic Year 2020-2021 02/15/2020 ** 09/01/2020 07/31/2021
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 1 million people 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. The students are studying diligently to learn Japanese language and culture while also studying in their respective faculties. Students have the opportunity to enjoy annual events, including 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 the 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 or Academic Year, as the Fall semester overlaps with the start of Kent State's Spring semester.
  • Spring: April through late July
  • Academic Year: September through late July
These dates are tentative. Always consult the host university's website and your Education Abroad Advisor before finalizing travel arrangements. 


  • This program is open to students from any major, although preference is given to those pursuing the Japanese minor
  • Students should have completed Elementary Japanese I prior to applying
  • The minimum GPA requirement for this program is 2.5
  • 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 hall called the International House (i-House), which is apartment-style housing.

Alternatively, students can search for private accommodation. Students interested in finding their own housing can work with HSU's International Office for assistance finding an apartment. Please keep in mind that private apartments are typically unfurnished.



Students pay Kent State University tuition (Ohio 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.



Financial aid and scholarships are applicable toward this program! Learn more about using your financial aid to study abroad.
View a complete listing of available scholarships.



Professor Eriko Tanaka
Lecturer of Japanese | Department of Modern & Classical Language Studies | +1 (330) 672-2150

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

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