OGU Kokusai Center

About the International Center

The International Center's mission for International students :

A commitment to :

  1. Providing international exchange students with a life-changing authentic Japanese experience.
  2. Giving students personalized experience that they will be able to reflect on and build upon after leaving OGU, where their lives and future will never the same.

Message from the Director of the International Center:

Konnichi wa!

Osaka Gakuin University invites you to become a part of the most ideal Japanese studies program to study Japanese language and culture in Japan. Our location is second to none! The campus is located only thirty minutes from Kyoto, the cultural center of Japan; ten minutes from the hub of the Osaka business and entertainment district; forty minutes from Kobe, one of the world's leading trading ports; sixty minutes from Nara, the oldest historical region of Japan, and about two and a half hours by Shinkansen (Bullet Train) from the nation's capital, Tokyo. Our Japanese studies program is the most progressive, practical and unique in all of Japan. In the morning, we offer ten hours of Japanese language a week and in the afternoon, six hours of subject-based courses related to Japan and Asia which are instructed in English by our highly qualified teachers. Many of our students live with home stay families and join cultural/sport club activities, which are often the highlight of their study abroad experience. The International Center staff offer extensive support and guidance for each student. They pride themselves on the individual attention given to each and every international student. If you are interested in a "life-changing," and unforgettable study abroad experience; we await you at Osaka Gakuin University!

Mike Matsuno

Mike Matsuno
Director of the International Center