Short-Term Programs

Visa & Insurance


The Summer Program fee does NOT include insurance. All summer program participants are required to purchase comprehensive overseas travel insurance BEFORE departing from their home country to cover a wide range of expenses in case of disease, hospitalization, repatriation, etc. providing coverage from the flight to Japan through to return to their country of origin. An example of basic overseas travel insurance coverage is given in the table below.

Insurance Package
Coverage afforded Insurable Amount
JPY *Estimate in USD
Injury Death 20,000,000 JPY 133,841 USD
Injury Residual Disability 20,000,000 JPY 133,841 USD
Injury Medical Expenses 20,000,000 JPY 133,841 USD
Sickness Death 20,000,000 JPY 133,841 USD
Sickness Medical Expenses 20,000,000 JPY 133,841 USD
Emergency Reunion 20,000,000 JPY 133,841 USD
Liability 100,000,000 JPY 669,209 USD
Baggage 400,000 JPY 2,676 USD

*USD=149.43 JPY at TTS rate as of October 24, 2022

Visa Information

The requirements for a visa to enter Japan differ by nationality, place of residence, the purpose of visit, and the length of intended period of stay. Please check “68 Countries and Regions for Visa Exemptions” on the following website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan to see if you are required to obtain a visa:

If your country does NOT have a visa exemption agreement with Japan or if you have any questions about visas, please contact the nearest Japanese Embassy or Consulate in your country or the country where you reside.

Please note that AIU will provide a Summer Program participant with supporting documents if they requires any such documents; however, it is the participant's sole responsibility to apply for and obtain their visa.

Center for International Affairs
Akita International University
Yuwa, Akita-City 010-1292 Japan
Tel. +81-(0)18-886-5927, +81-(0)18-886-5937
Fax. +81-(0)18-886-5853
Email :
Office Hours (Mon - Fri) 9:00 - 12:00 and 13:00 - 17:00