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Host University for Nagasaki, Japan

A student studying in the library of Nagasaki University in Japan.

Students collaborating in the Nagasaki University Media Center in Nagasaki, Japan.Nagasaki University of Foreign Studies (NUFS) was founded in 1945. The school’s motto is “to foster mutual understanding between nations and their peoples by the study of languages and cultures.” It is to this end that the Japan Studies in Nagasaki (JASIN) program caters to non-native students, with the focus on Japanese society and culture.

Nearly 30% of the student body of this small university consists of international students, thus enhancing the educational experience of both local and non-local students with a diverse campus population where each student is focused on learning a language and culture other than their own. Study abroad students are welcome to join in the wide range of extracurricular activities and clubs, and they may also organize their own within the guidelines of the university.

NUFS is located on the northern border of Nagasaki and has a small, high school-like feel which creates a strong sense of community. Campus facilities include air-conditioned classrooms, a gymnasium, cafeteria, bookstore, and clubhouses. The campus also houses a multimedia center with a modern library, two Computer Assisted Instruction (CAI) labs, and language laboratories.

Most students choose to fly into Fukuoka, as the Nagasaki airport is a small regional airport with few connections. Fukuoka’s International Airport has international arrivals through Tokyo, Osaka, and Nagoya, as well as flights through other Asian countries such as Korea, Taiwan, China, Singapore, and Hong Kong. A shuttle service from Fukuoka to Nagasaki is arranged by NUFS using a travel agency, and most students choose to utilize this service.