Fall 2017 AIU Study Abroad Fair a Success!

The Cafeteria Annex was packed for the Fall 2017 AIU Study Abroad Fair, with students representing 45 partner universities from 19 countries and regions volunteering to recruit new students to study abroad.

Akita International University Center for International Affairs staff greets student participants at the fair

Entrance to the fair venue.

Our many of exchange student volunteers and AIU Festival Committee members decorated the venue nicely with flowers, balloons, posters and national flags. Although it was in the middle of class hours of Friday, about 130 students visited during the four-hour fair to talk with the enthusiastic volunteers and gather nice university goods provided by our partner institutions.

Akita International University underclassmen discuss study abroad destinations with exchange students from the UK and Germany

Exchange students representing partner schools in UK and Germany share their experiences with future study abroad students.

Study abroad fair university promotional goods

University goods provided by partners. Thanks to all of our partners!

Akita International University study abroad fair University of Toronto student

A volunteer student from University of Toronto, Canada, explaning details about his school and home town of Toronto to an AIU student. 

All Akita International University students are required to study abroad for a year at one of our partner universities. The biannual study abroad fair is their best opportunity to get information about their options. Exchange students from our partners, as well as AIU students who have returned, pass out pamphlets and promotional goods supplied by our partners, and talk about their own personal experiences to encourage others to follow in their footsteps.

Akita International University study abroad fair Deakin University student

An exchange student from Deakin University showing brochure and materials that she prepared for the fair. 

Thank you to all of our volunteer students and partner universities who made this fair a success!
Center for International Affairs

Akita International University study abroad fair students from National Chengchi University Taiwan

Volunteer exchange students from National Chengchi University in Taiwan show off their promotional materials and decorations.


Participating Universities


Universiti Brunei Darussalam

Hong Kong
Hong Kong Baptist University

Ewha Womans University

Fu Jen Catholic University
National Chengchi University
National Taiwan University
Tamkang University
Yuan Ze University

Thammasat University


Aalborg University

University of Lapland

Burgundy School of Business
NEOMA Business School
Rennes 2 University
Sciences Po Grenoble

Ludwigshafen University of Applied Sciences

University of Turin

University of Latvia

University of Leiden

University of Oslo

University of Ljubljana

Linköping University
Linnaeus University

University of Aberdeen
University of Essex
University of Exeter
University of Leeds

North America

University of Manitoba
University of Toronto

Alverno College
Ball State University
Beloit College
The College of William and Mary
Dickinson College
George Mason University
High Point University
San Francisco State University
St. Cloud State University
University of Kentucky
University of Mount Union
University of Richmond
University of South Florida
Ursinus College


Deakin University

New Zealand
University of Canterbury