Are you a former exchange student studied abroad at AIU?: A Message from AIU’s Graduate School

Dear former exchange students at AIU,

Greetings from Akita!

I hope that this message finds you in good spirits and rekindles your fond memories of Japan and Akita.

Today, I am writing specifically to international students who have spent more than one semester here at AIU in the past few years.

Now that you are about to graduate, or have recently graduated from your undergraduate program, some of you may be considering graduate studies, and to possibly pursue it in Japan. We frequently receive applications for our graduate school from those who studied abroad at AIU, and therefore, please allow me to briefly introduce our graduate school to you.

Established in 2008, our graduate school is comprised of three subject areas, English Language Teaching Practices, Japanese Language Teaching Practices, and Global Communication Practices. All students learn theories in the classroom and then apply them in the real world through internships and teaching practices, thus deepening their theoretical knowledge and its process to application.

If you are interested in our graduate school, please take a look at our website for more information, and feel free to contact us for details about our graduate curriculum.


Graduate School of Global Communication and Language:

Tuition and Housing fees:


Admissions Office

English Language Teaching Practices
Professor Hiroki Uchida

Japanese Language Teaching Practices
Professor Hiromi Sano

Global Communication Practices
Professor Yoichi Ito


In addition, our graduate school has three screenings each year, in October, January, and June, which allows MA candidates to start their graduate studies in either April or September. The screenings of applicants are conducted by documents submitted.

Please see the below link for further information on Admission and Application Forms for September 2017:


Finally, for those who are interested in our graduate school and would like more information directly from our staff, we will hold a Graduate School Information Session in Tokyo as follows:

Date: Sunday, March 26, 2017
Time: 13:30-16:00
Venue: TKP Ichigaya Conference Center (Ichigaya, Shinjuku Ward, Tokyo)
How to apply: Online Application Form


At the session, participants will be able to discuss their concerns with representatives of the following three subject areas individually:

On behalf of the AIU community, I hope to see many of you again in the near future.

Sincerely yours,

Yoichi Ito
Graduate School of Global Communication and Language
Akita International University