About Us

Begin your global self. In Japan.

The International College of Liberal Arts (iCLA) at Yamanashi Gakuin University is a four- year, American style liberal arts college in Yamanashi Prefecture in Japan. The primary language of instruction is English, with the exception of some Japanese language and cultural courses. International students study Japanese language alongside their degree studies, starting from any level, even complete beginner. Students can choose from a wide array of courses in various disciplines, learning from an intuitive and practical curriculum which incorporates one year studying abroad at one of our 55+ partner universities in more than 30 countries around the world. The innovative courses taught at iCLA lead to a bachelor’s degree in International Liberal Arts. Over 50% of our students and 60% of our faculty members are from overseas, creating a truly multi-cultural environment. Located just 90 minutes west of Tokyo, Yamanashi is famed for its breathtaking landscapes, historic sites, hot springs, hiking trails, fruit orchards and vineyards, against the iconic backdrop of Mount Fuji. iCLA offers students the unique opportunity to immerse themselves in the very essence of Japan and its culture, whilst acquiring a contemporary and globally relevant education at our state of the art facilities.

5:1

student to faculty ratio

55%

international student ratio

30+

nationalities

55+

partner universities

88%

full time faculty members educated overseas

90 minutes

from central Tokyo

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