Beppu, Japan

This program is offered through Globalinks at Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University. 

GlobaLinks Learning Abroad has designed the Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University (APU) program with your individual student goals in mind. It is built around a unique Discovery Model which is delivered by some of the best staff in study abroad, both in the U.S. and overseas, in order to provide you with an individualized experience through discovery in 5 key areas: personal, academic, cultural, social, and professional. Learn more about the Discovery Model.

GlobaLinks Learning Abroad, formerly known as AsiaLearn, offers semester/year abroad programs at Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University (APU). APU opened in April 2000 based on a vision of freedom, peace and humanity, mutual international understanding, and the future shape of the Asia Pacific region. Currently, there are over 6,000 students, almost half of whom are from 100 nations and regions outside Japan. A large majority of international students studying at APU are from other East Asian countries, providing you with the opportunity to have a dynamic multi-cultural experience while making friends from all over Asia. 

APU offers a dual language education in Japanese and English, with most academic subjects given in both languages. This bilingual education system means no prior Japanese language experience is required for admission. 

APU’s international student body and teaching faculty are dedicated to fostering greater understanding of the Asia Pacific region among the peoples of the world, continuing to attract attention as the standard bearer of international education in Japan. APU welcomes students each semester with a “Hanami” (cherry blossom viewing) picnic or barbeque at the beach.