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Okayama University – Japan

Quick Facts
  • City: Okayama, Japan
  • Instruction Language: English and Japanese language courses
  • Minimum GPA: 2.5
  • Program terms available: Spring Semester or Full Academic Year
  • Okayama website 
  • Subject areas: International Studies
  • Japanese language courses available at all levels

Okayama, Japan

Okayama Prefecture is located in the center of West Japan and is particularly blessed with good weather. As the climate is very mild, with low rainfall, this area has thriving agriculture, specializing in fruit products. Rich marine products are provided by the Seto Inland Sea, which offers picturesque views in the region. Conveniently located, Okayama has thrived, and is known for its history and cultural achievements. Osaka and Kyoto are located less than an hour away by shinkansen(bullet train), and Tokyo slightly more than 3 hours.

Okayama City Guide

Explore Okayama Video



Okayama University is located just two kilometers from Okayama Station allowing it to be an easy commute from anywhere in the city. With approximately 20,000 students there will be no shortage of friends to be made. Okayama offers seven levels worth of Japanese language learning experience with traditional skill based classes and more topic based classes. Some classes are offered in English, which would mostly be Japanese culture & society related. Students will enroll in the equivalent of 12 U.S. credit hours of courses per semester.

Subject Areas

  • Subject areas: International Studies
  • Japanese language and culture courses available at all levels

Semester Dates

  • Fall: Beginning of October until mid-February
  • Spring: Beginning of April until end of July

Class List

To view courses that have been evaluated for Okayama, please review the Okayama University class list

Course Approval Form

All students will be required to complete a Course Approval Form prior to leaving for their study abroad program so that you have met with your Academic Advisor and are aware of what courses you will take during your program.


Housing Options:

  • On-campus International Student Shared House (private rooms with shared living and bathroom spaces – 2 international students and 1 Japanese student per unit)
Okayama Housing Info 
Program Costs

The budget sheet is an estimate for costs associated with this program for a full semester.

Estimated costs 2022-2023 for Okayama University 

You can also explore scholarship and financial aid options.

How to Apply

Application deadlines

  • Academic Year: February 15th
  • Spring: September 15th

Contact us with any questions at studyabroad@wichita.edu

How to Apply