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Program Highlights for Nagasaki, Japan

  • Live in a beautiful harbor city with a semitropical climate
  • Join an overnight trip to Shimabara and a hot springs resort
  • Choose from a range of Japanese society and culture courses taught in English and eight levels of Japanese language
  • Practice Japanese and make a friend with a Japanese conversation partner, who will help you adjust to your new home and introduce you to Japanese culture

Why Study in Nagasaki?

Traditional street food in Nagasaki, Japan.

Japan is a fascinating country rich in culture and history with a diverse environment, the combination of which produces one of the most distinctive societies in the world. Nagasaki has unique layers of history, vibrant culture and arts, and is a lovely coastal location in the far west of Japan to live and study in.

The Nagasaki program offers a curriculum that gives students a range of courses focused on Japanese society and culture and is an ideal program for beginning-level language study or for non-intensive language study at all levels. Students are required to take a Japanese language course from a choice of eight levels, beginning to advanced. Other courses are taught in English or simplified Japanese, including courses covering traditional Japanese arts. Native-speaking conversation partners are assigned for you to gain real experience practicing Japanese and make a new friend. You may choose to stay for a semester or a full year.

Quick Details

2023-24 Application Cycle

  • Spring 2024: Open
    • Deadline: Oct 1

2024-25 Application Cycle

  • Fall/Yearlong 2024-25: Open
    • Deadline: May 1
  • Spring 2025: Open
    • Deadline: Oct 1


  • Minimum GPA: 2.8
  • Minimum class standing: Sophomore
  • Open to degree-seeking students attending a college or university

Program Type



Overseas credit

Program Capacity

30 students


English, Japanese

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