Akita dates to 658 AD and offers a glimpse of traditional Japan. Akita’s numerous festivals, including Akita Kanto and Omagari Fireworks, celebrate its history, nature and community.
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  • Study at Akita International University (AIU)
  • Intensive Japanese Language and studies courses
  • Wide selection of business, politics, general education and other courses (taught in English)
  • Community service opportunities
  • Maximum of 15 credits per Fall and Spring semester
  • Maximum of 9 credits per Winter semester*
  • Transcripts issued by AIU and Lincoln University (accredited in the USA)
  • Cultural field trips in Akita, Kakunodate, Lake Tazawa, Tokyo and Fuji
  • Affordable comprehensive program fee
  • Predeparture advising and planning
  • KEI Onsite Director and 24/7 emergency support

Semester & year concentrations

  • Business & Economics
  • International Relations & Political Science
  • Japanese Language & Area Studies
  • Psychology & Social Science


  • Academic Year (late March to mid December)
  • Spring Semester (late March to late July)
  • Fall Semester (mid August to mid December)
  • Winter Semester* (early January to early March)

* Winter semester is offered as add-on to Fall semester and Fall-Spring consecutive semesters.