This page is applicable to 2017 curriculum undergraduate students

Off-campus Study Programs

"Put your knowledge into practice"

Here at APU, we call those programs that focus on hands-on learning "Off-campus Study Program". During your time at APU, it would be beneficial to participate in at least one of these programs, which are designed to equip you with the specialized and applied knowledge which is necessary to be successful in the international society.


List of Off-campus Study Programs

You can access the web page of each program by clicking the titles below and check the details of program and recruiting information at each page.

The information of each program will be updated from time to time.
Please be sure to check the Academic office website and the Campus Terminal in order to get the latest information.

Program Application Eligibility
*Please refer to
Application Info
Activity Period Activity Term Activity Place Aims Application Period
*Please refer to
Web page
ACCESS ・Before entering university
・On a first-come-first-served basis
・March
(Before entering university)
2 weeks ・St. Edward’s
University
(Texas, U.S.A.)
・Experience of studying abroad (short term)
・English Studies
・Setting a goal in APU life
November
-January
FIRST Taiwan ・1st year student
・Japanese
・Japanese based int’l student
・SP Semester
1st Quarter break
4 days ・Taiwan ・Regional exchange
・Collaborative research activities
March
-April
FIRST Kyushu ・1st year student
・English based students
・International
・FA Semester
1st Quarter break
4 days ・Kyushu area ・Understanding Japanese Culture
・Practical application of Japanese skills
・Exchange with local Japanese people off campus
September -October
SECOND ・1~3 Semester ・Summer Vacation
(Aug - Sep)
・Spring Vacation
(Feb - Mar)
2 weeks ・Singapore
・Malaysia
・Thailand
・Laos
・Collaborative research activities between domestic and international students
・Regional exchange
April
October
EXCEED ・1 Semester
・Japanese based ・Start from Pre-Intermediate English students
・Summer Vacation
(Aug - Sep)
3 weeks ・Singapore ・Improve English Skill
・Early completion for English studies
April
AP Language
Immersion
・1~7 Semester ・Summer Vacation
(Aug - Sep)
・Spring Vacation
(Feb - Mar)
3~5 weeks
*depend on program
・Korea
・Spain
・Thailand
・Vietnam
・Indonesia
・Improve AP language skills
・Facilitate intercultural understanding
April
October
Japanese Immersion
Program
・International Students
・Students enrolled in Intermediate Japanese
・Spring Vacation
(Feb - Mar)
4 weeks ・Beppu City ・Japanese studies
・Understanding Japanese Culture and society
December -January
Field Study ・2~7 Semester ・Summer Vacation
(Aug - Sep)
・Spring Vacation
(Feb - Mar)
1~3 weeksb
*depend on program
・Japan
・Overseasb
*depend on program
・Field research
・Practical Learning
April
October
Field Research Project ・5~7 Semester
・Students must be currently taking the seminar of the program instructor
・Summer Vacation
(Aug - Sep)
・Spring Vacation
(Feb - Mar)
1~3 weeks
*depend on program
・Japan
・Overseas
*depend on program
・Field research
・Practical Learning
April
October
SEND ・2~7 Semester
・Japanese
students only
・Summer Vacation
(Aug - Sep)
・Spring Vacation
(Feb - Mar)
4~5 weeks ・Thailand
・Vietnam
・Experience of education internship in abroad
・Self-understanding/self-development
April
October
Student Exchange
(Domestic)
・3~6 Semester ・Depend on program 6 month
or 1 years
・Ritsumeikan University
・Akita International University
・In-depth studies in your area of specialization
・Study in other university in Japan
April
October
Student Exchange
(Overseas)
・2~5 Semester
・Depend on program 6 month
or 1 years
・Overseas
*depend on program
・In-depth studies in your area of specialization
・Study in abroad
April
October
Double Degree Program ・1 Semester
・APS students
・Depend on program 2 years ・Salzburg University
・St. Edward’s University
・Kyung Hee University
・In-depth studies in your area of specialization (Long term)
・Receiving two degrees
June
February
EXPLORE ・1~7 Semester ・Summer Vacation
(Aug - Sep)
・Spring Vacation
(Feb - Mar)
3~6 weeks ・Overseas
*depend on program
・Improve English
Language skills
April
October
Internship ・2~7 Semester ・Depend on program Depend on program ・Japan
・Overseas
*depend on program
・Work experience November
-December
Business Internship ・APM students
・4~7 semester
・Summer Vacation
(Aug - Sep)
4 weeks ・Japan
*depend on program
・Work experience June
-July
APU Global
Research Program
(AGR)
・2~6 Semester ・Summer Vacation
(Aug - Sep)
1~2 weeks ・Japan
・Overseas *depend on program
・Field Research Skill
・Research own theme
November
-January
Global
Communication
Program (GCP)
・3~6 Semester
SP Semester
2nd Quarter
(Jun - Jul)
2 month ・St. Edward’s
University
(Texas, U.S.A.)
・English studies
・Liberal Arts studies
November
-January
Service Learning
Program
・1~6 Semester ・FA Semester
1st Quarter
(Aug - Nov)
3 month ・Texas University
Austin
(Texas, U.S.A.)
・Career development
・Business English skills
November
-January
Nihongo Partners ・Japanese students
・Students over the age of 20 on specified date
・Depend on year 8 month ・Indonesia ・Teaching Japanese Language
・Introduce Japanese Culture
June
-July

APU Alumni Supporter (for APU Alumni)

The Academic Office have implemented “APU Alumni Supporter” since AY 2015 in order to enhance interactions between APU current students and Alumni in the Off-campus Study Programs.


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