Osaka, Japan: Is this study abroad program for you? This program is for students from schools within the Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design (AICAD). Students enroll in specialized studio art courses alongside Japanese students. The program helps students in this endeavor by providing a gateway to the local environment—Japanese language courses, Japanese studies courses, Japanese roommates. These layers of support give students the tools they need to enhance their creativity and enrich the art they produce. Students of all Japanese language levels and AICAD schools are welcome.
Study Abroad in Osaka, Japan: Features
Studio art courses taught in Japanese: anime, wood block printing, textiles, glassblowing
Electives taught in English: business, performing arts, religion, history, culture
Intensive Japanese language curriculum that completes the entire textbook in a semester—typically 1 year of university-level language
Two host institutions:
Osaka University of the Arts (OUA) for studio arts courses
Osaka Gakuin University (OGU) for language and area studies courses