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Program Highlights for Hiroshima, Japan

The city

Language spoken:

Japanese Yen (JPY, ¥)


City type:
Metropolis (Population >500,000)

Passport & Visa requirements

The program

Program type:

Host university:
Hiroshima University

Language of instruction:
English, Japanese

Terms offered:
Fall, Yearlong

Program capacity:
10 students

Credit type:
Overseas credit

Deadline to apply

Fall/Yearlong 2024-25:
February 15


  • Minimum GPA 2.8
  • Minimum class standing: Sophomore
  • Open to degree-seeking students attending a 4-year institution at time of application

Scholarships and Financial Aid:
Deadlines vary

  • Choose from a range of courses taught in English as well as five levels of Japanese language
  • Live in an energetic city with excellent shopping, movie theatres, restaurants, and cultural activities
  • Enjoy and learn on a relaxing campus setting surrounded by beautiful scenery
  • Join in field trips to a local towns, traditional Japanese festivals, and to beautiful islands to enjoy interacting with local people

Why Study in Hiroshima?

Student eating traditional Japanese food in Hiroshima, Japan.The Hiroshima University Study Abroad Program (HUSA) offers the opportunity to study five levels of Japanese language, from beginning to advanced, at one of the most prestigious schools in Japan and is ideal for students with intermediate or advanced level of proficiency. A range of other courses taught in English from the Departments of Applied Biological Sciences; Arts and Sciences; Education; Engineering; or Economics are also available. Students whose Japanese is at an advanced level can take courses taught in Japanese in various subjects with other Japanese students. You may choose to go for a semester or an entire year.

Japan is a fascinating country rich in culture, history, and a diverse environment, the combination of which produces one of the most distinctive societies in the world.