What do you want to learn? Where do you want to go?
APU students live and study in a multicultural and multilingual environment, and they put the knowledge and skills they learn into practice in real world situations. At APU, this practical learning style is called Active Learning. APU encourages students to participate proactively in a variety of learning programs so they can develop the expertise and practical skills they need to succeed in the global arena.
How intensively do you want to study?
【 Number of outbound exchange program students, past three years* 】
【Different programs for different goals】APU offers a wide range of programs from the four-day Freshman Intercultural Study Trip (FIRST) to one-year student exchange programs with our partner universities. Every year, more than 800 students take advantage of these programs to pursue short or long-term studies overseas.
【Goal: To experience a foreign culture】
FIRST Program621participantsThis is a four-day program for freshmen. Students are sent overseas to experience the cultures and societies of Asia first-hand by interacting with local people and conducting research surveys. Program details
【Goal: To improve language proficiency】
【Long-term student exchange】
【Goal: To engage in practical training】
Student Exchange Nippon Discovery (SEND) Program14participantsStarted in 2012, this program sends Japanese students to foreign schools where they assist with Japanese language education, introduce Japanese culture, and help contribute to the internationalization of the host institution.
Internship227participantsInternships are programs that provide students with opportunities to experience what it is like to work at companies and organizations related to their potential career paths. They aim to deepen students' understanding of the host institutions and raise their awareness of the meaning of work as well as what they need to learn at university.
【Goal: To deepen specialization】
When can you join a student exchange program?The semesters in which you can go on exchange will vary from program to program. To make sure you get the most out of your student life at APU, we recommend that you join a program when it best suits your goals and level of personal development.
* Please note that no one is permitted to join a program in the semester of graduation (8th semester).
－ Domestic student exchange program －
Using what I learned in Japan,
I want to change the world from the grassroots level
－ Overseas student exchange program －
In the future, I want to work all over the world.
I will use study abroad to learn about management and improve my English.