Motonosumi Inari in Japan

Study Abroad in Japan

Study and live among the natural beauty and ancient culture of Japan in Yamaguchi or Akita.

These cultural immersion programs explore the philosophy, history, politics, literature and art of this ancient country. Akita (秋田県, Akita-ken) is a large prefecture at the Sea of Japan coast in the northern Tohoku Region. Yamaguchi is a prefecture in Japan’s Chugoku region, on the southwest side of Honshu Island.

Shutterstock image from Akita

Program Option


Study at Akita International University, located in Akita City, the picturesque capital surrounded by mountains and the Sea of Japan. Students will be placed in on-campus housing, where they will take classes immersed in the student population and culture of Akita.

Yamaguchi Park

Program Option


Study at Yamaguchi Prefectural University, a small university in the Western ancient capital of the Ouchi culture. In this city of temples and pagodas is the famous 1442 Rurikoji temple. Nearby are the restorative baths of the ancient Yuda Hot Springs.