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|Program Category:||UGA Exchange||Sponsor:||UGA|
|Partner Institution:||Kobe University (FICE: 900672)||Type of Instruction:||Lecture|
|Classes With:||International Students||Language of Instruction:||Japanese|
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|Academic Area:||Japanese Language and Literature|
UGA Exchange, Kobe UniversityKobe University, also known in the Kansai region as Shindai, is a leading national university located in Kobe, Hyogo, Japan. It was established in 1949, but the academic origins of Kobe University trace back to the establishment of Kobe Higher Commercial School in 1902, which was renamed as Kobe University of Commerce, and Kobe University of Economics.
Kobe University comprises 14 graduate schools and 11 undergraduate faculties. The university holds a total of about 16,000 students enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs. The institution welcomes overseas students, which accounted for a total of 1,108 students, as of 2011. It also has 3,300 staff members, including professors, associate professors and administrative officials.
Located beside the foothills of Mount Rokko, the university provides a view of the city and port of Kobe, providing an environment for the pursuit of academic studies, especially social science areas. Kobe University is one of the oldest and largest national universities in Japan. It is consistently one of the highest ranking national universities in Japan that is not one of Japan's National Seven Universities.
2016.17 Kobe University_InterculturalStudies_Fact Sheet.pdf
Program LocationKobe is the sixth largest city in Japan and is the capital city of Hyogo Prefecture on the southern side of the main island of Honshu, approximately 30 km (19 mi) west of Osaka on the north shore of Osaka Bay. With a population of about 1.5 million, the city is part of the Kyoto-Osaka-Kobe metropolitan area along with Osaka and Kyoto.
Kobe is most famous for its Kobe beef and Arima Onsen (hot springs). Notable buildings include the Ikuta Shrine as well as the Kobe Port Tower. It is well known for the night view of the city, from mountains such as Mount Rokko, and Mount Maya as well as the coast. Kobe is also known for having a somewhat exotic atmosphere by Japanese standards, which is mainly as a result of its history as a port city.
Contact InformationMs. Colleen Larson
Education Abroad Advisor
Office of International Education
International Education Building
1324 S. Lumpkin Street
Athens, GA 30602
Academic ProgramCourse Offerings:
- Primarily Japanese Language Courses for all levels: http://www.kobe-u.ac.jp/en/international-students/international-student-center/japanese-language-courses.html
- UGA Exchange students will also have access to courses from the Faculty of Intercultural Studies
- See Faculty of Intercultural Studies Course List & Syllabi (for subjects taught in Japanese):
- Kobe Syllabus Search (select only Intercultural Studies)
Study in other faculties is not possible.
- Open only to UGA students
- Minimum GPA: 2.5 and good standing at UGA
- Completion of JPNS 1002 at the time of participation (or higher)
- Students must be nominated for this exchange by the Department of Comparative Literature each year in January
- All UGA students seeking to participate in a UGA Exchange Program in Japan must be nominated for study at a specific partner university by the Department of Comparative Literature.
- 2016-2017 Nomination deadline: Wednesday, January 13, 2016.
- Students wishing to be nominated for a Full-year (or possibly Spring) program in the following year are expected to be currently enrolled in JPNS at UGA, submit an essay noting goals for participation, specific universities of preference, unofficial transcript, and JPNS professor recommendation etc. directly to Dr. Mori in CMLT. Additional documents might also be requested.
- Application items submitted via the GoAbroad portal application will not be used for the nomination application.
- This application is to be completed by nominated students.
- Nomination results will be announced by CMLT in mid-January and nominated students will receive additional information about next steps at that time.
- Please consult Dr. Mori, firstname.lastname@example.org, for final deadlines and/or additional requirements.
- Plus, schedule an exchange advising appointment with the Office of International Education.
Spring Semester: Early April to August
Fall Semester: Early October to February
Kobe Exchange Housing Information
Exchange students are given priority for room allocations in the university dormitories. The room type will be single only; no other room can be selected.
See Kobe University Residential Facilities http://www.kobe-u.ac.jp/en/international-students/current/housing-information-a.htm For more information about the accommodations, please click here.
|Academic Year 2015 Participant|
|I learned so much and made so many new friends in Japan–definitely worth it!|
|Academic Year 2015 Participant|
|The food in the cafeterias on campus was good quality and low cost. However, there is no meal plan program, and the residence halls are fairly far from campus, so international students have to find food on their own for the most part.|