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 Rikkyo University japan  Japan culture 

Rikkyo is one of the oldest and major private universities in Japan. It was selected as one of 37 Top Global Universities in Japan by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology (MEXT). The university boasts impressive libraries with over 1.76 million publications from Japan and overseas, an aquatics center, sports facilities, designated prayer rooms, and more. The university is home to over 20,000 students, and almost 1,000 international students. Explore historical sites and monuments while also being part of one of the most bustling and technologically advanced cities in the world.

Exchange Program Information

This program is open to any major, but is particularly suited for students in Communication Studies. Students take classes in Intercultural Communication from Rikkyo's College of Intercultural Communication and if interested study Japanese language. The full course catalog can be found here.  

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Eligibility Requirements
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA 
  • Completed at least 2 full-time semesters of college credit
  • No outstanding disciplinary issues at K-State

The full list of Education Abroad Policies can be found here

Application Requirements
  • Completion of online signature documents, including the Conditions of Participation form for affiliated programs
  • Submission of copy of your passport
  • Submission of Academic Approval Form
  • Host Program Application (contact your Education Abroad advisor for more details)
Term Dates

Fall Term

  • Application Deadline: February 15
  • Student Arrival Date: Beginning of September
  • Orientation Dates: week in early September
  • Classes Start: Mid-September
  • Exam Dates: mid-January to early February
  • Move-out date: Early February

Spring Term

  • Application Deadline: October 15th
  • Student Arrival Date: End of March
  • Orientation Dates: End of March to beginning of April
  • Classes Start: Early April
  • Exam Dates: Mid-July to end of July
  • Move-out date: End of July
University Activities for Students
  • Rikkyo offers events and activities for exchange students such as:  
    • university sports day
    • university festival
    • Christmas events
    • welcome reception
    • social gatherings
  • Global lounge organizes activities for international students to foster intercultural friendship and provide the opportunities to learn about the traditional Japanese culture by offering
    • cultural workshops
    • excursions
    • field trips  
  • Exchange students engage with local communities in Japan through activities such as
    • introducing world cultures at public schools
    • promote their country such as cultures, sightseeing spots and festivals.
Explore City Attractions
  • Tokyo Skytree
  • Koishikawa Korakuen garden
  • Multitude of museums 
  • There are 4 off-campus international dormitories
  • Japanese students and international students live together and interact in the dormitories  
  • All rooms of each dormitory are single and furnished
  • Resident supporters reside in each dormitory to assist students
  • Location provides great public  transportation with nearby JR (metro) line stops, bike-friendly neighborhood, restaurants, malls, shops, arcades, and karaoke and only a few JR stops away from famous Tokyo shrines, temples and other attractions
 If you would like to hear first-hand information about the university, contact Dr. Soo-Hye Han in the Communication Studies department.