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Gunma University
Maebashi, Japan (Exchange Program) (Outgoing Program)
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Program Terms: Academic Year,
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Program Description:
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Gunma University (GU) is located near the northern boundary of the Kanto Plain, approximately 100 km northwest of Tokyo in a city called Maebashi. GU is surrounded by the three majestic peaks, Mts. Akagi, Haruna and Myogi, whose shapes are incorporated in the school emblem. The University was founded in 1949 as a member of the new post-war system of national universities. It is composed of four faculties: Education, Social and Information Studies, Medicine and Health Sciences, and the School of Science and Technology. 5,200 undergraduate students and 1,600 graduate students are enrolled, including 250-300 international students. Gunma University has a distinguished record of educational and research activities in collaboration with educational and research institutions at home and abroad. For example, the university is a leading institution in the study of lifestyle-based diseases at the Graduate School of Medicine including the Institute for Cellular and Molecular Regulation. The Heavy-ion Medical Research Center treats a wide range of cancers using the most compact carbon ion-beam generator in the world. Gunma University is recognized as a Center of Excellence for its integrated cancer therapy studies including surgical and chemotherapy cancer treatment procedures. When students want to take a break from class, they can practice their accuracy at the university’s very own traditional Japanese Archery Hall on campus.

Gunma University has three major campuses located in Gunma prefecture (state of Gunma). There are two campuses in Maebashi, the capital city of Gunma prefecture with a population of 320,000. Gunma University is located at the foot of the Japanese Alps and is approximately 100 km northwest from Tokyo, making the capital city easily accessible by high speed rail. Gunma prospered as a center of the silk industry during the early modernization of Japan. Gunma boasts the longest average duration of sunlight in Japan, with approximately 5 days per week being clear and sunny; however, the region is also known for its fantastic displays of thunder and lightning during the summer. Maebashi is known to be the "City of Water, Greenery and Poets" because of its pure waters, its rich nature and because it gave birth to several Japanese contemporary poets, such as Sakutaro Hagiwara. Culinary specialties include noodle dishes such as udon and soba, fresh vegetables, poultry and pork dishes and tofu is popular among the locals. Gunma is also famous for its hot springs resorts, such as Kusatsu and Ikaho, which are located in majestic natural settings deep in the mountains.
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Academic Calendar  
OSU Gunma University
Fall Fall
Early October- Early February
Spring Spring
Early April- Late July

Please note, these dates are subject to change. For the most accurate information, please visit the host university website

OSU students can only enroll in graduate-level Teaching English as a Foreign Language classes only.

Students participating in this program must be graduate students in the TESOL program and have approval from their graduate advisor. 

For estimated expenses, please refer to the budget sheets located at the top of this brochure. 

The university helps arrange housing in either the international houses or private apartments. For more information, please refer to the host university website

Visa Information
Students studying for 90 days or more are required to obtain a student visa or residency permit. Refer to the website of the embassy or consulate to obtain visa information, and you may also click here to read the procedures for entering Japan before admission from the university website. 

Helpful Links
Website for Exchange Students
Campus and Faculties
Brochure for Exchange Students

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