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  • Locations: Nagoya, Japan
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: UC applicants only
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2019 01/25/2019
Rolling Admission 06/04/2019 08/02/2019

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.

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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Type Detailed: External Study Abroad Programs Program Type General: External
Level of Study: Graduate, Undergraduate Academic Theme: Language, Culture, and Humanities, University Wide
Credit Offered: Transfer Credit Minimum GPA: 3.0
Language Courses Offered: Yes Language of Instruction: English
Click here for a definition of this term Language Prerequisite: Yes Housing Options: Residence Hall
Program Advisor: Varies by major - contact
Program Description:

Program Overview

Nanzan1Students interested in studying Japanese language and culture will find a home in the beautiful campus of Nanzan University. The university is one of the most prestigious private universities located in Nagoya. The campus offers a large amount of outdoor space as well as many facilities that are available to students. In addition, students will have the opportunity to explore Nagoya, the capital of the Aichi Prefecture, which offers ample opportunity to explore the large amount of museums, the bustling entertainment district, and various other outdoor activities.

This program is a direct enrollment option.  These programs are great because it keeps the cost of participating manageable, however many direct enrollment options are more independent experiences.  This means that students apply directly to the university abroad as a visiting international student for a semester or a year. Tuition and fees are dictated by the university abroad and paid directly to them. 

The application process includes completing an application for UC International and Nanzan University. The UC International application is completed through this page while Nanzan University's Application Guidelines are found here. This is one of the most affordable ways to study abroad for a summer, but students should be sure the program is the right fit before submitting an application.

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Aichi, Japan

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Who Can Participate?

Students with a 3.0 GPA at the following levels are eligible to participate in this program:


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Academic Program and Course Information

The Center for Japanese Studies at Nanzan University, renowned as a leader in the field of Japanese language education, offers an intensive six-week summer program of the same quality as its rigorous semester Japanese program. This summer program offers intensive Japanese courses from pre-intermediate to pre-advanced level, a course in Japanese Studies introducing various aspects of Japanese society and culture, and a course in Japanese Arts (hanga ‘woodblock printing’ and ikebana ‘flower arrangement’).
(1) Japanese Language
(2) Japanese Studies

  • Contemporary Japanese
  • Politics and Economy
  • Japanese Culture with focus on Japanese literature

(3) Japanese Arts
Introduction to the theory and practice of arranging flowers and woodblock print.

One of the most important preparations before going abroad is academic planning.  Students receiving transfer credit from outside institutions (exchange or external) will need prior approval to bring that credit back to UC and be registered for the appropriate study abroad course. Please refer to the UC International webpage for more information. 

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Living Arrangements

Accommodation in Nanzan University's international student dormitory for Japanese and foreign students will be arranged. Students who wish to arrange their own accommodation must inform the CJS in advance.

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Getting There

Students are responsible for organizing their own flights.

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Program Costs

Tuition Fees: $1,785 USD or 200,000 JPY
Housing Fees: $575 USD or 64,000 JPY
Handling Fees: $270 USD or 30,000 JPY

UC Course Registration Fee: $200 for MLTI 3000

*Cost does not include airfare, meals or personal spending.

Students should also keep in mind and research costs for the following:
International emergency and evacuation insurance
Visa application/processing fees
In-country transportation
Cultural excursions/entrance fees
Personal spending/souvenirs

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UC Financial Aid and Scholarships

For full details on using your financial aid to help pay for your study abroad experience, you should contact UC Financial Aid.

UC International awarded over $800,000 in student scholarships last year. Please refer to the UC International webpage for more information.

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Passports and Visas

A valid passport is essential to your international travel and study abroad. If you are planning to travel abroad, its best to apply for a passport now as processing times may vary. Please see the State Department's passport page for more information.

In order to obtain country-specific visa instructions and resources, refer to your host country’s embassy web page. One way to access visa information is the US Department of State’s country information page  

UC International is happy to guide UC faculty, staff and students to possible resources about visas for study abroad. Although, applying for the necessary visa for travel is the responsibility of the individual UC traveler. Entry requirements change frequently and we advise you to pay close attention to consular updates. It is your responsibility to knowing and addressing the requirements for your host study abroad destination.

Applying for a visa can be a complicated process. Some UC travelers choose to third party to assist with this process, for example Travisa or A Briggs (mention UC for a possible discount).

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Health and Safety Abroad

UC International is committed to student and faculty safety while abroad. The following are a few resources for travel abroad.

UC faculty, students and staff are responsible for their own health and safety abroad. The US Department of StateCenters for Disease Control Prevention (CDC)and International SOS are excellent resources for country specific information.

UC partners with International SOS medical and security advice. UC code is 11BCAS000010

UC students, faculty and staff can utilize International SOS in the following ways:

  • Sign up to receive email alerts for medical and security information, customizable to various locations abroad
  • Read about travel health information with medical advice, food and water safety, and cultural tips
  • Explore travel security with personal safety tips and travel risk ratings for locations abroad

UC faculty, students and staff traveling abroad should register their travel abroad through the US Department of State’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP)in case of an emergency abroad.

All UC students participating in a University of Cincinnati sanctioned or funded international travel program are required to purchase and maintain insurance while abroad. UC International partners with CISI to provide insurance for UC students.

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Contacts for More Information

UC International Programs
University of Cincinnati

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This program is currently not accepting applications.