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  • Locations: Nagoya, Japan
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Calendar Year, Fall Semester, Spring Semester
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  • Restrictions: WWU applicants only
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
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There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
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Program Type: Exchange Language of Instruction: English, Japanese
Language Prerequisite: No Fields of Study: Japanese
Housing Options: Apartment, Student Residence/ On Campus Minimum GPA: 2.5
Program Description:

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Nagoya University of Foreign Studies

 

 

Program Snapshot

The Japanese Language Institute (JLI) at Nagoya University of Foreign Studies (NUFS) offers two non-degree programs to international students who would like to deepen their knowledge of the language and the culture of Japan. One program is the Japanese Language and Japanese Studies Program (JLJSP) and the other is the Contemporary Japan Program in Nagoya (CJPN). The objectives of the JLJSP are to provide students with challenging Japanese language and cultural instruction, equipping them with the skills and motivation necessary to the pursuit of their academic goals. The main focus is on the mastery of the Japanese language. The objectives of the CJPN are to pursue an in-depth study of contemporary Japan, with a focus on the Chubu region, and to study subjects of a practical nature that are designed to facilitate the student’s career development. Most courses in the CJPN are taught in English.

Location

The city of Nagoya, completely rebuilt after the war, is noted for its comprehensive city planning projects. It is Japan's fourth largest city, home to industrial powerhouse Toyota, and capital of Aichi prefecture, located in the central Honshu region. Excellent air, road and rail services provide convenient access to all points. Its history dates back to the 17th century, when Tokugawa Ieyasu, the general who unified Japan, built a castle in Nagoya. Nagoya University is located in the nerve center of the Chubu Industrial Zone, a region that merges both traditional and modern industries. The area has played a central role in Japan's history as the home of Oda Nobunaga, Toyotomi Hideyoshi and Tokugawa Ieyasu, the three military leaders who unified Japan over four hundred years ago, bringing an end to the Period of Warring States.

Academic Program and Courses

The academic year runs from early September to mid-July of the following year, and students are offered a choice of two admission periods: early September or late March.
  • Fall Semester:  Early September to mid-December
  • Spring Semester:  Late March to mid-July

Japanese Language and Japanese Studies Program (JLJSP)

The Japanese Language Course is designed for a two-semester academic year.  Each semester consists of two quarters and carries eight (8) to sixteen (16) credits. On average, students are expected to complete twelve to fifteen hours of class time per week and a total of approximately 360 to 450 hours of study per week and a total of approximately 360 to 450 hours of study per year.

The Japanese Studies Course classes, taught in English (or other languages as necessary), are also offered as regular General Education classes in the undergraduate program of Nagoya University of Foreign Studies. JLJSP students take these classes together with Japanese students, who take them as electives. The areas of study include history, culture, society, economics, business, and education. Each Japanese Studies Course class meets 90 minutes per week for fifteen weeks and carries two (2) credits per semester.

The Japanese Culture Course practicum aims not only to provide hands-on experience of Japan's traditional arts such as calligraphy, flower arrangement, and ceramics but also to introduce contemporary and traditional aspects of Japan through visits to places of cultural interest. The classes are conducted in various styles: some are lecture oriented, and others are practice based. Upon fulfilling the required number of participation hours and completing a response form, students can receive one (1) credit per semester.
 
Contemporary Japan Program in Nagoya (CJPN)
 
The Japanese Studies Course classes, taught in English (or other languages as necessary), are also offered as regular General Education classes in the undergraduate program of Nagoya University of Foreign Studies. CJPN students take these classes together with Japanese students, who take them as electives. The areas of study include history, culture, society, economics, business, and education. Each Japanese Studies Course class meets 90 minutes per week for fifteen weeks and carries two (2) credits per semester.

Japanese Language Courses are not required of students in the Contemporary Japan Program Nagoya, but they may be taken as elective classes. CJPN students may take only Grammar or Kanji classes. All students who take Japanese Language Course classes must take a Japanese Language Placement Test before classes begin; class placement will be determined by demonstrated proficiency. Grammar classes are held six times a week (totaling 9 hours), and Kanji classes are held once a week (totaling 90 minutes). CJPN students who take Japanese Language Course classes should expect to take more than 250 hours of language classes in one academic year and can receive 8-10 credits in one semester from the Japanese Language course.

The Japanese Culture Course practicum aims not only to provide hands-on experience of Japan's traditional arts such as calligraphy, flower arrangement, and ceramics but also to introduce contemporary and traditional aspects of Japan through visits to places of cultural interest. The classes are conducted in various styles: some are lecture oriented, and others are practice based. Upon fulfilling the required number of participation hours and completing a response form, students can receive one (1) credit per semester.

The Internship Program is offered to CJPN students and lasts for 2-3 weeks. Possible placements through the Internship program include: hotels, travel agencies, manufacturing companies, language schools, municipal offices, and government affiliated associations. Please note that NUFS can’t guarantee a place for all applicants due to limited availability, qualifications of the applicant, etc., but NUFS will endeavor to ensure that as many students as possible will be accommodated. The Internship Program carries 2 credits.

Accommodations

JLI (CJPN and JLJSP) students will be able to stay in one of the following facilities.  Long-term homestay accommodations are not available, but weekend homestays can be arranged upon request. Students are also free to make their own living arrangements. A caretaker and several resident assistants are on duty at both accommodation facilities to assist students when university staff are not available. The resident assistants are dedicated to helping students with daily lifestyle issues as well as providing a genial community atmosphere which is ideal for quiet study and cross-cultural interaction.
 
  • NUFS International House (I-House):  I-House (a NUFS on-campus student dormitory) is a two-story building constructed in August 2001. The primary objectives of this facility are to deepen global awareness and to promote cross-cultural understanding as well as cultural exchange between international students and Japanese students living in the same complex. Single rooms are made available to JLI students. Each room is equipped with a balcony, bathroom, toilet, air conditioner, closet, bed, curtains, desk and chair, shelves, telephone (on-campus calls only), refrigerator, etc. Communal facilities, such as kitchens, conference rooms, and a laundry room are also available. The monthly fees (rent, electricity, water, maintenance costs, etc.) are fixed at 26,000 yen per student. In addition, 10,000 yen will be charged as a non-refundable entrance fee at the time of check-in.
  • Apartment House Arranged by NUFS:  NUFS will secure a number of rooms at Proxy Friends Nisshin (a privately-run apartment house located within walking distance of the university). These are studio apartments with a kitchen area. Basic facilities include a bathroom, toilet, kitchen, balcony, air-conditioner, and refrigerator. In addition, NUFS will provide some other equipment, such as a TV, bed, microwave oven, desk and chair, bookshelves, and curtains. Monthly rental costs (excluding electricity charges) are fixed at 31,500 yen per student. Students are required to pay a non-refundable entrance fee of 10,000 yen at the time of check-in.

Program Cost

Exchange program participants will pay WWU in-state tuition and mandatory fees.  All other costs associated with participation in the program (including transportation, room and board, personal expenses) are the responsibility of the individual student.  Check the budget sheet for information on any additional estimated expenses.

The program may allow for time which can be spent in non-program activities. Participants may wish to travel, sightsee or participate in activities or events in which they have a personal interest. Please note that the participant is fully responsible for making arrangements and for all costs of transportation, lodging, food and additional expenses that may be associated with any non-program activities.

Application Process

There are two applications for exchange students to complete.  The first application is the International Programs & Exchanges (IPE) application.  After students are selected for nomination, they must complete the Nagoya University application.

Additional Information

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Program Ratings:
Academic Experience:
1 2 3 4
Program Value:
1 2 3 4 5
Housing Experience:
1 2 3 4 5
Cultural Immersion:
1 2 3 4
Program Administration:
1 2 3 4
Overall Experience:
1 2 3 4

This program is currently not accepting applications.