Short-Term Programs

Campus & Housing

Campus

Akita International University (AIU) is located in a rural area, ideal for experiencing traditional Japanese culture and rich natural beauty.

The campus is conveniently located 10 minutes by car from the Akita Airport. There are regular buses to the nearby AEON shopping center and JR Wada train station. Bus schedules and other access information are available on the access page.

The AEON shopping center offers over 150 shops, including clothing stores, a pharmacy, a grocery store, an international foods import store, restaurants, café, a theater, bank, and many other facilities. It is generally open from 8:00 am to 9:00 pm (some places in the mall open from 10:00 am to 10:00 pm).

A large public sports complex is just across the road from the campus. The sports facility includes an all-purpose gymnasium, tennis courts, athletic track field, cycling paths, archery fields, baseball diamonds, and weight training rooms. Personal use of these facilities requires a nominal fee, but AIU subsidizes use by university-sponsored clubs.

Campus Map

Housing

Summer Program students are assigned double rooms in Komachi Hall. Each student will have a chance to have a Japanese roommate and/or suitemate(s): a roommate is a student who shares a room and a bathroom, and a suitemate is a student who shares only a bathroom.

Specific room assignments and information about your roommate/ suitemate(s) will be announced upon your arrival. We are not able to provide the information such as name, nationality, and contact address of your roommate/ suitemate(s) in advance. We are not able to offer single rooms except in special circumstances because of limited room availability.

Check-in Date: Monday, June 12, 2017 (9:30 am – 4:00 pm)
*Students may NOT check in before June 12.

First Meal Provided: Lunch on Monday, June 12
Check-out Date: Friday, July 21, 2017 (3:00 pm – 5:00 pm)
*The last day of the Summer Program is Friday, July 21.
*Students may NOT check-out before 3:00 pm on July 21.

Last Meal Provided: Lunch on Friday, July 21
Saturday, July 22, 2017 to Monday, July 31, 2017 (9:00 am – 5:00 pm)
  • Students are allowed to stay at Komachi Hall after July 21 if they wish. However, they will need to pay for their own meals in cash after lunch on July 21.
  • All students are required to check out during the designated time mentioned above ONLY. Students leaving before 9:00 am must check out during the check-out time (9:00 am – 5:00 pm) THE DAY BEFORE, and arrange for their accommodation on their own for the night.
  • All students are required to check out by 5:00 pm on Monday, July 31.

Meal Plan

The program fee includes a meal plan at the Cafeteria, which serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner to residential students. The meal plan begins with lunch on Monday, June 12, 2017, and runs through lunch on Friday, July 21, 2017. We will try to arrange to meet students’ dietary requests or needs. Please provide any relevant detailed information in the online application. Students who plan to stay after July 21, will have to pay for meals on a cash basis for any extra days.

Center for International Affairs
Akita International University Yuwa, Akita-City 010-1292 Japan
Tel. +81-(0)18-886-5936, +81-(0)18-886-5937
Fax. +81-(0)18-886-5853
Inbound Students : international@aiu.ac.jp
Outbound Students : studyabroad@aiu.ac.jp
Office Hours (Mon - Fri) 9:00 - 12:00 and 13:00 - 17:00