The International College of Liberal Arts (iCLA) at Yamanashi Gakuin University is a four- year, liberal arts college in Yamanashi Prefecture in Japan. The language of instruction is English, with the exception of some Japanese language and cultural courses. International students study Japanese language alongside their degree studies, starting from any level, even complete beginner. Students can choose from a wide array of courses in various disciplines, learning from an intuitive and practical curriculum which incorporates one year studying abroad at one of our 70+ partner universities in more than 30 countries around the world. The innovative courses taught at iCLA lead to a bachelor’s degree in International Liberal Arts with majors in Global Business and Economics, Political Science, Interdisciplinary Arts, and Japan Studies. In addition to Japanese Language courses, studies can also take electives in subject areas like Data Science, Quantitative Reasoning and Natural Sciences, Psychology and Sociology, and Health and Physical Education. Over 60% of our students and 60% of our faculty members are from overseas and hail from over 40 different countries, creating a truly multi-cultural environment. Located just 90 minutes west of Tokyo, Yamanashi is famed for its breathtaking landscapes, historic sites, hot springs, hiking trails, fruit orchards and vineyards, against the iconic backdrop of Mount Fuji. iCLA offers students the unique opportunity to immerse themselves in the very essence of Japan and its culture, whilst acquiring a contemporary and globally relevant education at our state of the art facilities.
For more information on our admissions requirements, fees, and scholarship opportunites, please visit the iCLA Homepage or download a copy of our student brochure.
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