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 60+ 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.

You can find out more about why Japan is a great study destination in our top ten reasons to study in Japan.

Wide shot of iCLA campus with hills in background
iCLA campus main entrance
student to faculty ratio
international students
partner universities
full time faculty members educated overseas
90 minutes
from central Tokyo

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