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大阪観光大学 | Osaka University of Tourism

Let’s learn about the Japan's wonderful culture and technology and take our place on the world stage!

The Osaka University of Tourism was established in 2000 as the first university for tourism in Japan. The Faculty of Tourism and Faculty of Cross-Cultural Studies were established with the aim to train professionals of tourism and develop capable individuals with a "Spirit of Hospitality" that Japan is renowned for, and whom we can proudly send forth into the world to share the charm and culture of Japan.
In the Faculty of Tourism, students will be able to learn and practically apply their knowledge within actual fields of tourism, such as the travel, aviation and hotel industries.
In the Faculty of Cross-Cultural Studies, students get the opportunity to learn and communicate fluently in both Japanese and English, learn about the rich culture of Japan, and realize their own goals in becoming individuals who can actively participate in global companies and international organizations.


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A Diverse Lineup of International Exchange Events

A variety of fun exchange events are held so that Japanese students and international students can mingle, such as a “Hanami” cherry blossom viewing lunch and a dodgeball tournament.

Many Opportunities to Practice Japanese

A Japanese conversation lounge has been provided where students can converse in Japanese with their fellow Japanese students during lunch, and a Japanese speech contest is held for international students every year during the “Meikosai” student fair in the fall.

Osaka University of Tourism by the numbers

■Number of Teachers and Students (as of May 1, 2016)
<Faculty of Tourism>
Number of Teachers: 22Number of Students: 517
<Faculty of Cross-Cultural Studies>
Number of Teachers: 10Number of Students: 26

■International Student Employment (for the 2015 Academic Year)
<Faculty of Tourism>
Confirmed Employment Rate: 95%
<Faculty of Cross-Cultural Studies>
* Since the Faculty was established in 2013, there are no graduates as of yet.

The exciting dodgeball tournament

The exciting dodgeball tournament

The Japanese conversation lounge

The Japanese conversation lounge

International Student Japanese Speech Contest

International Student Japanese Speech Contest

Registered international students (by year)

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Tourism Management Course
Developing capable individuals in the field of tourism management.

This course is for those students who aim to specialize in the management and administration of tourism. Students learn the theories and their applications related to tourism management, from the practical aspects in the travel, hotel and aviation industries, to the theoretical aspects of management, commerce and economics.

International Tourism Course
Being able to play an active role in the international arena as a professional in tourism business.

This course is for students who aim to specialize in business or work related to the international development of tourism. Students not only learn to be a driving force behind the international promotion of tourism and traveling but also learn how to attract and host foreign tourists, how to train guides and other human resources, and international standard English.

Tourism Culture Course
For those aiming to be specialize in the cultural aspects of tourism.

This course is for those students who aim to engage in a specialty of cultural as it is related to tourism as a capable individual with an appreciation of diverse cultures. Along with an academic approach in disciplines of geography, history, anthropology, and psychology, students also learn about various features regarding the facilities, resources, and policies concerning tourism.

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