Yamanashi Gakuin International College of Liberal Arts (iCLA)

Yamanashi Gakuin International College of Liberal Arts (iCLA)

Just 90 minutes west of Tokyo, iCLA combines a multi-cultural learning environment with a beautifully traditional Japanese setting in the shadow of Mt Fuji. iCLA offers students the unique opportunity to immerse themselves in the very essence of Japanese culture, whilst acquiring a contemporary and globally relevant education at our state of the art facilities.



  • All iCLA undergraduate students share a liberal arts college curriculum experience in studying towards our innovative Bachelor of International Liberal Arts degree.
  • The iCLA curriculum was designed to cultivate critical, creative, independent, and global thinking. iCLA students learn how to acquire and analyze knowledge in order to create their own answers to age-old questions.


If you follow the strategies of good career design you will have more opportunities when you graduate. Broaden your awareness of industries and professions, as well as types of work that people do, and you will have a broader menu to choose from. You can expect to have not one, but several careers in your lifetime. A Liberal Arts education can develop skills such as communication, teamwork, perseverance, curiosity, and an ability to learn new things and solve problems, skills that are valued in a wide variety of professions.

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Student services

iCLA Admin Office

  • Our main objective at the iCLA Admin Office is to support you during your time at iCLA.
  • The iCLA Admin Office has bilingual and multilingual staff to assist you with your inquiries, whether it be about course registration, fee payments, visa-related matters, or other administrative procedures. We also organize orientations and events to help you familiarize yourself with the student community.

Counseling Services

  • The iCLA Student Counseling Center (SCC) offers students the opportunity to explore these challenges within a confidential and supportive relationship and to constructively adapt the way they think, feel, and act so that they can make the most of their time at iCLA.

Housing services

  • We want you to enjoy your stay at iCLA. Comfortable and affordable on-campus student accommodation is available to all students. As both international students and Japanese students reside together in our accommodations, there are plenty of opportunities for building global friendships.
  • Living spaces within the accommodations are separated between individual rooms and common areas, with several facilities to share like mini kitchen, shower rooms, and toilets. Each floor of the residence halls contains three units, and each of those units comprise of the common facilities and eight private rooms. Residents will also have access to a laundry room at all times of the day.

Student Life

Campus life

Our residential campus provides a cross-cultural living experience, ensuring that the themes of internationalization and globalization run throughout life at iCLA, not just in the classroom.


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