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Program Highlights for Nagasaki, Japan

The city

Language spoken:

Japanese Yen (JPY, ¥)


City type:
Large city (Population 500,000-200,001)

Passport & Visa requirements

The program

Program type:

Host university:
Nagasaki University of Foreign Studies

Language of instruction:
English, Japanese

Terms offered:
Spring, Fall, Yearlong

Program capacity:
30 students

Credit type:
Overseas credit

Deadline to apply

Fall/Yearlong 2024-25:
May 1

Spring 2025:
October 1


  • Minimum GPA 2.8
  • Minimum class standing: Sophomore

Scholarships and Financial Aid:
Deadlines vary

  • 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.