Study Abroad & Internship

All students at Ritsumeikan are highly encouraged to study abroad. Ritsumeikan University runs student exchange and study abroad programs more than 130 overseas partner institutions in 30 countries and regions.

Every year over 200 students from the College of International Relations go abroad with a wide variety of study abroad programs.

You can find some students’ reports on study abroad programs from here

Obtain a degree in an American and Japanese university in just four years

Dual Undergraduate Degree Program (DUDP)

In this program, while registered at Ritsumeikan University, students study in university in the U.S. for two years, and can obtain a degree in both universities in just four years. We have programs with American University, whose School of International Studies is one of the highest ranked in its field in the U.S., and with Suffolk University, which is only available to students in the College of International Relations.

Study in a specialized field at partner universities and institutions for one year

Exchange Programs (1 academic year)

In exchange programs, students can study abroad for one academic year (or one semester) at a partner university abroad. Students will enroll in an undergraduate course together with local students, and take regular courses in specialized fields. Up to 60 credits obtained at the partner university can be approved.

Learn about topics unique to the host country/university

One-Semester Study Abroad (9-14 weeks)

By offering courses at a university abroad based on a specific theme, this program offers the chance to gain advanced language ability and learn new skills. Courses make the most of the unique characteristics of the host country/university.

Internship Opportunities

The College of International Relations offers internship opportunities with various industries (Japanese basis).