During the semester, the Japan Studies in Nagasaki program staff organize field trips for students. Specific destinations are subject to change. The following are typical events and activities.
Unzen National Park and Hot Springs
This is an overnight trip that includes visits to Shimabara Castle, preserved samurai homes in the Buke-yashiki district, a traditional Japanese dinner, short morning climb of Mt. Myokendake, and relaxing in the largest outdoor foot spa in Japan overlooking hte Tachibana Bay.
Sasebo: Huis Ten Bosch
Experience Nagasaki's Dutch history by visiting a theme park that recreates the Netherlands with full-size copies of old Dutch buildings. Known for its summer firework shows an dflower festivals, the park also boasts global cuisine and adventure rides for a full day with international Japanese students.
Peace University Event
The Nagasaki prefecture invites new international students to hear firsthand from an atomic bomb survivor and to particpate on a guided tour of Peace Park in English. This includes free visits to the Atomic Bomb Museum and hte Nagasaki Museum for History and Culture.
Dragon Boat Racing (July)
The Togitsu International Association invites study abroad students to jump into a traditional dragon boat for the first rounds of a national competition on the shores of Omura Bay, just a few miles from the NUFS campus. After a hot (and sometimes wet!) afternoon, students relax at a barbeque together with local community members).
Mochi Making Event (December)
Join in with the local community for an end of the year festival and experience traditional mochi making for yourself. You will get the chance to see how this pounded rice cake treat is made by hand.
The NUFS International Center sponsors an optional tour of Japan's sixth largest city, including a group visit to the National Sumo Tournament or a Fukuoka Softbank Hawks professional baseball game.