Summer School Exchange: Kwansei Gakuin University – Cross Cultural College

Cross-Cultural College (CCC) 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.

The program features two core courses for students to participate in an internship, and a 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. Interested in what this program can offer? Watch the highlights on CCC’s YouTube page.

The Cross-Cultural College offers two programs this summer:

Global Career Seminar in Japan (GCSJ)

Online period (June 2 ~ July 12)
  • 7 to 8 short videos
  • 4 to 5 short assignments
  • Synchronous Zoom sessions
On-site period (August 1 ~ 10)
  • Location: KGU Japan
  • Total of 40 students from Canada and Japan to collaborate
  • Program fee: 77,000 Japanese Yen
Participant company/organization
  • Embassy of Canada (2023)
  • Garuda Indonesia (2023)
  • Kameda Seika (2023)
  • RICOH (2023)
  • Schneider Electric Ltd (2023)

Check the syllabus and program information HERE

Students may choose to pursue one of the two programs or both. On your application under “Study Plan,” please indicate which program (GCSJ / GIJ / Both) you would like to take.

Students who complete one or more courses through Cross-Cultural College may be eligible for the CCC Certificate!

Credit Equivalency: 3 Credits from KGU = 0.5 UofT FCE

Housing: Housing is guaranteed, and housing fee is included in the program fee.

U of T Tuition: 0.5 credit summer tuition plus incidental fees for each course.

Program Fee: In addition to U of T tuition and incidental fees, there will be a program fee which will be paid directly to KGU.  Please refer to the fee chart for detailed information on what is included in the program fee.
– Global Career Seminar in Japan: JPY 77,000
– Global Internship in Japan: JPY 196,000
– Global Career Seminar in Japan + Global Internship in Japan: JPY 270,000 YEN (Does not include housing for August 11 – 15, 4 nights)


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


Accepting Applications: No
Timeline: Summer
Run By: CIE
For Credit: Yes

Deadlines: Summer Deadline: February 14, 2024


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


Schools/Faculties: All
Requirements: Minimum cGPA: 2.25