Short-Term Programs

Campus & Housing

AIU is excited to announce that we will be offering the Summer Program ONLINE in 2022!

Summer Program


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

skyphoto around AIU

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 Yotsugoya 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


Summer Program students are assigned double rooms in Komachi Residence 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: Tuesday, June 16, 2020 (9:30 am – 4:00 pm)
*Students may NOT check in before June 16.

First Meal Provided: Lunch on Tuesday, June 16
Check-out Date: Tuesday, July 28, 2020 (3:00 pm – 5:00 pm)
*The last day of the Summer Program is Tuesday, July 28.
*Students may NOT check-out before 3:00 pm on July 28.

Last Meal Provided: Lunch on Tuesday, July 28
Wednesday, July 29, 2020 to Friday, July 31, 2020 (9:00 am – 5:00 pm)
  • Students are allowed to stay at Komachi Hall after July 28 if they wish. However, they will need to pay for their own meals in cash after lunch on July 28.
  • All students are required to check out during the designated times 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 Friday, 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 Tuesday, June 16, 2020, and runs through lunch on Tuesday, July 28, 2020. 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 28, 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
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Office Hours (Mon - Fri) 9:00 - 12:00 and 13:00 - 17:00