In April 2018, on its 30th anniversary, the College of International Relations established a joint degree program with the School of International Service, American University (AU). Being the first joint degree undergraduate program between the US and Japan, this program puts great emphasis upon the significance of learning about both the Western and non-Western perspectives of approaching international studies in a global sense. It will cultivate globally minded leaders who can take active roles on the international stage.
Joint degree programs are collaborative degrees offered by two different universities with educational and student support systems designed to develop graduates whose skills and knowledge are in demand. This new and exciting program offers students a chance to fully immerse themselves in the cultures and learning environments of Japan and the US, RU and AU. While sharing the content of the GS course at RU and the IR course at AU, students will also take cohort classes together with AU home students at both RU and AU.
Keywords: US-Japan Relations, Global and Comparative Governance, Peace, Global Security, Conflict Resolution, Identity, Race, Gender and Culture, Global IR, Sakura Scholars
- Degree Awarded: Bachelor of Arts in Global International Relations (jointly conferred by RU and AU)
- Duration: 4 years full-time (2 years in Kyoto and 2 years in Washington D.C)
- Language: English
- Yearly intake: 25 students
- Enrollment: April
- Location: Kyoto, Japan and Washington D.C., USA
For entry requirements and other application information, refer to the below website:
- Learning Schedule
The program brings together students from AU and RU, who will take classes from both institutions in the course of their studies. Students will spend two full academic years at their home institution and two years at the host institution. They will take advantage of the strengths of both their home and host institution.
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Conducting all courses in English, the programs in Ritsumeikan University enable access to the variety of academic courses for students without or limited Japanese ability. International students also ... Read More