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Cancellation of Fall 2021 Study Abroad Programs (updated on April 30, 2021)


After much consideration, Konan University has made the difficult decision to cancel 2021 Fall Year-in-Japan Program and 2021 Summer Intensive Japanese Program. As for the Spring semester 2022, we will make an announcement later.
We offer online programs/events during this semester, so please check 'Online Events for Students from Partner Universities' at the top of the page. We will update the information regularly.



Konan, founded in 1919, is a well-known private non-denominational university of roughly 10,000 students. We are located in a trendy neighborhood of Kobe, a sophisticated city which is home to over 1.5 million people. With its flourishing port, Kobe has long been influenced by foreign cultures and has a rich history of international exchange. It is sometimes referred to as Japan's San Francisco" due to its coastal hills and ocean vistas, as well as its unique and fashionable atmosphere. Our city is particularly renowned for its delicious bakeries and sweets, top-quality beef, and Japanese sake breweries.

Kobe is conveniently located near Osaka, Japan's second largest city and bustling gastronomic capital, and Kyoto, the preeminent heart of Japanese culture and tradition. It's also close to the spiritual sites and sacred groves of Nara as well as to Japan's best preserved feudal castle in Himeji. Together, these cities comprise the heart of Kansai, western Japan's largest urban and economic region. So, if you want to thoroughly experience everything that traditional and modern Japan has to offer, come join us at Konan in Kobe!

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