Chuo University takes an active part in a wide range of programs encouraging the exchange of students and researchers with education and research institutions in other countries. It presently has partnership agreements with over 190 institutions. The International Center, established in 1981 to promote international exchange, supports and funds international exchange activities carried out by faculties, graduate schools, and research institutes.
Under partnership agreements with overseas institutions, the University also accepts non-degree exchange students. Students are able to choose one semester or one academic year. As of April 2018, more than 100 exchange students are studying at Chuo University.
From June to July, we offer a one-month program to introduce Japanese society and culture. This program consists of a Japanese language program, lectures on Japanese society, Hiroshima Peace Seminar, and Japanese cultural and sports activities, such as tea ceremony, flower arrangement and karate. The program is conducted in English.
In 2017 Chuo University started its Global LEAP Program in cooperation with Chuo’s domestic and overseas partner universities as part of the “Global Initiatives” established under the “Chuo Vision 2025”, a ten-year development plan of Chuo University.