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Maebashi, Japan (Exchange Program) (Outgoing Program)
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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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Early October- Early February
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.
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.
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