Certificate Program: Kwansei Gakuin University – Cross Cultural College

Cross-Cultural College is a collaborative education project jointly run by Mount Allison University, Queen’s University, Western University, University of Toronto and Kwansei Gakuin University (KGU). The program aims to educate students to become world citizens and leaders who can contribute to the growth and sustainability of a globalizing world with cross-cultural understanding and communication skills. Along with the benefits of acquiring various skills, the program features two core courses for students to participate in internships, and problem-solving activities related to business. An emphasis on student mobility and teamwork provides opportunities to develop international networks, and nurtures active young people to become world citizens and leaders.

The Cross-Cultural College Certificate Program consists of 3.0 FCE of courses taken from the following thematic areas:

Group A: Courses on Multicultural Issues and Theory

One course taken at U of T (0.5 credits) that covers themes related to multicultural issues and theory and/or examines particular regions or global phenomena dealing with multicultural dynamics. This includes courses in literature, language, religion or society with content relating to more than one culture.

Group B: Courses on International Relations Issues and Theory

One course taken at U of T (0.5 credits) that covers themes related to International Relations issues and theory, and/or looks at particular national or global situations. This includes courses with an international focus in history, political science, global studies, or economics

Group C: Experiential Learning through Cross-Cultural College Core Courses 

One (or more) of the courses from the CCC:

Global Career Seminar in Canada (0.5 credits) – February Reading Week

Global Career Seminar in Japan (0.5 credits) – 10 days in early August

Global Internship in Japan (0.5 credits) – 16 days in mid-late August

Group D: Courses Focusing on Cross-Cultural Skills and Knowledge Content

Three courses taken at U of T (1.5 credits) that have cross-cultural focused skills and knowledge content. This includes courses in the language, literature, beliefs or practices of a culture other than the student’s own.

Additional CCC courses taken in Group A, B, C can count towards the Group D requirements. Eligible courses for the Certificate Program are assessed on an individual basis, contact us to make an advising appointment and learn more about completing the Certificate Program!

Credit Equivalency: 30 Credits = 5.0 UofT FCE

Housing: On-campus housing is guaranteed


Country(ies): Japan
City: Nishinomiya
Institution: University


Accepting Applications: Yes
Timeline: Varies
Run By: CIE
For Credit: Yes


Language of Study: English
Level of Study: Undergrad
Subjects Available at Host: All
Program Type: Professional/Internship, Study
Tuition & Incidentals: Paid to UofT
Program Fees: Varies
Funding: IE Awards and JASSO scholarship available


Schools/Faculties: All
Requirements: Minimum GPA: 2.25