Study Abroad/International Exchange

Study Abroad/International Exchange

Students can mature greatly as human beings by engaging with the whole world.

The International Exchange Committee provides ample support for students to spread their wings around the world.

In an effort to support students who want to be cosmopolitan, Aoyama Gakuin Women's Junior College offers three types of study abroad programs. The short-term study abroad program, which allows students to earn credits by taking part in language studies as part of an international exchange, offers a number of programs to study abroad in sister schools in the U.S. and other schools in Oceania. The medium-term study abroad program, on the other hand, provides students with a great opportunity to enjoy a year of solid learning experience in a sister school, while the long-term study abroad program allows students to transfer to a sister school as a third-year student after graduating from Aoyama Gakuin Women’s Junior College, along with the opportunity to obtain financial support such as scholarships for students who receive a recommendation. To ensure that each student's study abroad experience is positive and rewarding, the International Exchange Committee backs up students with an array of support, including a briefing session in which students hear directly about senior students' actual experiences, a TOEFL® iBT preparatory course, financial support, and individual counseling provided by faculty members. In addition, interaction with our sister schools is prosperous, with students and faculty participating in reciprocal exchanges every year, we create an environment that facilitates international exchange on campus. These various programs are sure not only to help students become proficient in English but also to help them be cosmopolitan in international environments.

Study abroad in sister schools

Aoyama Gakuin Women's Junior College has sister school relationships with three universities in the United States.

Western Michigan University
Western Michigan University
Established in 1903, Western Michigan University is a public university located in Michigan. With a total of approximately 27,000 students, the university consists of colleges such as the College of Education and Human Development, Haworth College of Business, College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, College of Fine Arts, and College of Health and Human Services, and each college has a number of departments and programs. Western Michigan University is located in Kalamazoo, Michigan.
Notre Dame of Maryland University
Notre Dame of Maryland University
Founded in 1873, Notre Dame of Maryland University was the first four-year Catholic college for women in the United States and primarily offers liberal arts education. There are nearly 3,100 students enrolled in the university. Located in a beautiful 58-acre campus surrounded by nature, the university boasts a variety of facilities designed to enhance students' learning. Notre Dame of Maryland University is located in Baltimore, Maryland.
Cornell College
Cornell College
Cornell College is a four-year co-educational college that was established in 1853. Rooted in Methodism, just like Aoyama Gakuin, there are nearly 1,200 students enrolled at the college, and students can earn bachelor's degrees in arts and sciences, philosophy, music, and interdisciplinary special studies. Cornell College is located in Mount Vernon, Iowa.