Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University


International Programs

Global Communication Program(GCP)

  • Communication
  • Problem resolution

For two months during the 2nd Quarter in Spring Semester, you will study at St.Edward’s University (SEU) in the USA and take liberal arts subjects which are highly recognized in the USA. Divided in small classes, students will study distinctively American subjects such as public speaking, critical thinking, multi-cultural society in US and volunteering. As you will be expected to actively participate in classes, you will be able to learn to view issues and enhance your own confidence in addition to improving English.
Support is also provided through a pre - and post program classes as well as individual advising based on your goals. In the past field trips, the participants have visited a Japanese-affiliated company or NASA and other places unique to Austin. You will be also supported by SEU buddies daily in many occasions, and at the end of the program you will organize an original event to introduce Japanese culture, called “Welcome to JAPAN”.
This program is especially recommended to students who would like to learn with peers and encourage each other towards your goals such as making speeches in public, gaining leadership skills in English and acquiring academic English skills in preparation for the student exchange program.

Period : June ‒ July (Spring Semester, 2nd Quarter) Duration : two months
Accommodation : University dormitory
Country/Area : Austin, Texas, U.S.A
Application Period : December ‒ January
No. of students : around 20
Application Eligibility : 2nd semester ‒ 5th semester students
Credits : 10 credits

AY2019 Spring
St. Edward’s University

I participated in this program because I wished to gain confidence in my English ability and acquire critical thinking skills. Various abilities such as English speaking, critical thinking and communication improved as I played the role of discussion leader and gave presentations many times during the program. All courses were challenging and interesting and I really enjoyed going to class every day. This two month program was a valuable and fruitful time for me and it was also a good opportunity for me to think about my career plan and led to self-growth while improving my English skills steadily.