4 years, 2 countries, 2 degrees.

What is the dual degree program and why participate? 

AP House Tour 2019

Curious about APU's on-campus housing? RAs Marina and Koji take you on a video tour of our mountain-top residence hall, AP House!

St. Edward’s students have the opportunity to participate in a unique dual degree program earning two degrees, from two institutions, in two countries, in just four years. Students spend their first and fourth year at St. Edward's in Austin, Texas earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Global Studies. They spend their second and third year at our partner university, Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University (APU) in Beppu, Japan, earning a Bachelor of Social Science degree. The dual degrees, along with the cultural understanding, language skills, and international perspective gained in the program, make students more competitive and desirable on the job market and when applying to graduate school. Interested students, please contact Study Abroad

Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University (APU) and Beppu, Japan

Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University (APU) is a multi-cultural campus with students from approximately 98 different countries. APU offers dual language instruction, with most classes offered in Japanese and English, as well as language instruction for non-Japanese speakers. Course offerings focus on Asia Pacific studies and business, making a study abroad experience at APU especially well-suited for students majoring in business, behavioral and social sciences, and global studies. Beppu, Japan is located between the sea and the mountains, providing beautiful scenery. 


APU on Instagram

Follow @ritsumeikanapu on Instagram to learn more about student life at APU.

APU Student Life Documentary

Three first-year students talk about their classes, friends, extra-curricular activities, goals, challenges and personal development at APU.