Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University, commonly referred to as APU, is one of the top international private institutions in Japan.
The current undergraduate programs are conducted in the College of International Management and College of Asia Pacific Studies. The College of International Management (APM) consists of four areas of study: Accounting and Finance, Marketing, Strategic Management and Organization, and Innovation and Economics. The College of Asia Pacific Studies (APS) has also established four areas of study: Environment & Development, Hospitality & Tourism, International Relations & Peace Studies, Culture, Society & Media.
The APU campus is a truly multicultural and multilingual environment with nearly half of the student population made up of international students from around the world and an equally diverse faculty. Furthermore, the unique Japanese/English bilingual education system allows students to develop high levels of language proficiency while also removing the language barrier and making it possible for outstanding young people from around the world to study and earn a degree in Japan.
There are over 100 student organizations (known as clubs or circles) available at APU, which cover categories of sports, academic research, arts, and social organizations (such as volunteers). Students are free to join clubs they are interested in, and they can create new ones, too.