International Office

 International Office promotes various international activities at Onomichi City University. International Office supports and offers advice to international students, coordinates foreign study programs, and arranges cross-cultural events.

 To assist international student both upon arrival and later during their stay in Onomichi, International Office provides information and support on a wide range of topics including: immigration (visa, travel), local government office liaison, housing assistance and advice on social and cultural differences. We have also introduced a buddy system so that new international students have a student tutor or buddy to assist them in all areas of university life. 

Our Partner Universities


Study Abroad Program

 To provide opportunities for Onomichi City University students to study abroad, International Office has established study program in America, China, Australia, and Taiwan.

  • The America program: Portland State University, Oregon, U.S.A.
  • The China program: Peking Capital Normal University, Peking, China
  • The Australia program: The University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
  • The Taiwan program: Kainan University, National Taipei University of Education, National Chiayi University, JinWen University of Science & Technology,Taiwan



Please refer to Academic Calendar. 

GRIN Group International


International Office’s international exchange group “GRIN” arranges numerous cross-cultural events throughout the year. We organize social and cultural events at the university and trips to local cultural sights. Our social and cultural events include welcome parties, barbeques, and Japanese cultural experiences. For our trips, in the past we have gone on walking tours of Onomichi old town and boat trips to the beautiful island town of Setoda. These events are enjoyed by our international and local students and staff members alike.

We also have regular informal language ‘salons’ where students engage in cross-cultural communication in a relaxed atmosphere.

We are sure that GRIN’s activities will make your stay at Onomichi City University more rewarding and pleasurable. We are waiting to meet you! 


International Office HP (Japanese)

+81-848-22-8312 (extension #411)