Since its establishment in the 1960s, the International Center has contributed to the development of the university's international programs. Today, it continues to coordinate and regulate such activities, along with the Organization for Global Initiatives (OGI).
The International Center manages various programs, such as short and long-term student/faculty exchanges with universities abroad, courses taught in English
on Japan and East/Southeast
Asia, etc. The Center also organizes lectures and seminars by international scholars.
In addition to its role administering academic programs, the International Center also assists international students and scholars coming to Japan, by arranging subsidized housing and providing a range of services, including information on available scholarships and events.
The International Center also works closely with the Center for Japanese Studies, which provides Japanese language classes to international students and visiting scholars.