Kansai Gaidai University

関西外国語大学

Kansai Gaidai University almost always abbreviated Kansai Gaidai, is located in Hirakata, Osaka, Japan. It is a private university focusing on foreign language studies. Kansai is the proper name of the large region where it is located, which includes the cities of Kyoto, Osaka and Kobe. Gaidai is a contraction of Gaikokugo Daigaku, which literally means “foreign language university”. Gaidai is part of Kansai Science City.

Kansai Gaidai is known for its large Asian Studies program for international exchange students as well as for its Intensive English Studies program for Japanese students planning to study abroad. There are currently two academic campuses: the Nakamiya Campus (???????) and the Hotani Campus (???????). The original Katahoko campus (???????) consisted of four dormitories and a gymnasium. Currently, there are about 15,000 students enrolled.