Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University (APU) in Japan is an internationally focused university offering a dual language education in Japanese and English, with most academic subjects given in both languages. This bilingual education system means no prior Japanese language experience is required for admission. Currently, there are over 6,000 students, almost half of whom are from 100 nations and regions outside Japan.
The two colleges at Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University are Asia Pacific Studies (APS) and International Management (APM).
Studies in Asia Pacific Studies are founded on the following themes:
- Comparative Societies and Cultures
- International Governance
- Environmental Resource Policy
- Sustainable Development
Specialized fields in International Management include:
- Marketing and Corporate Strategy
- Accounting and Finance
- International Business
- Comparative Management
- New Business and Innovation
Students are NOT required to take a Japanese language class while at APU, but are strongly encouraged to do so in order to further integrate into the Japanese society.
APU’s campus is located on a hill with stunning views over the township of Beppu and its picturesque bay. Beppu, famous as Japan’s leading hot spring resort, is proud of its small-town atmosphere and tradition of hospitality to visitors and new residents from around the world.
While modern Japan has been heavily influenced by other countries, many traditional elements of the culture can still be experienced in Japan. While studying abroad in Japan, you’ll enjoy the exciting blend of ancient culture and modern society.
Studying abroad at Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University in Japan is available as a semester abroad program in the Fall or Spring semesters or for a full academic year abroad.
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