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Study Abroad at Nagasaki University of Foreign Studies
Nagasaki, Japan
Program Terms: Academic Year,
This program is currently not accepting applications.
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Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction: English Click here for a definition of this term GPA Required: 2.50
Click here for a definition of this term Accommodations: Homestay, University Residence Hall Click here for a definition of this term Language Proficiency: None
Click here for a definition of this term Level of Instruction: Undergraduate
Program Description:




JASSO Scholarship Opportunity/Application Fall 2014


Study Abroad Coordinator: Christian Wilwohl

Program Dates

  Spring 2014
Departure March 25
Arrival March 26
Orientation March 27
Classes April 8 - August 1
Departure August 2

*Fall students may take exams early and opt for the Early Out option.  These students would finish classes on December 20 and be able to leave Japan on December 21.

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Program Costs

Click the links below for cost breakdowns for this program.  Be sure you are looking at the proper budget sheet based on your permanent residence.  Budget sheets have been updated to reflect the recent increase in SUNY tuition.

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Location Description

Nagasaki, a city of about 500,000 people, is built around its natural harbor and climbs the surrounding steep hills. The city boasts spectacular views and proximity to natural sights such as a rugged coastline, beaches, islands, volcanic mountains and Unzen National Park. Nagasaki enjoys a mild winter climate and tropical summer weather.

Nagasaki is a major port which makes it a center for foreign trade. Its international flavor can be seen in its many lively popular festivals, its architecture, its cuisine and in the welcoming and friendly spirit of its residents.

Nagasaki University of Foreign Studies is located on the northern border of Nagasaki City and its suburb of Togitsu. Founded in 1945, the college is part of Nagasaki Gadai.

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Host University

Nagasaki University of Foreign Studies offers an opportunity for current university students from foreign countries to study undergraduate level courses in Japanese language and in Japanese studies. Besides academic studies, the program emphasizes a wide exposure to Japanese society and culture through field trips, tours, social activities, and the possibility of arranged stays in Japanese-style housing situations.

Nagasaki University of Foreign Studies (NUFS) is a four-year institution offering majors in language studies--English, Japanese, Chinese, French, German, and Spanish. The university is part of Nagasaki Gaidai, which also includes Nagasaki College of Foreign Languages offering two-year majors in English. Both the university and the college are accredited by the Japanese Ministry of Education. Dating from its founding in December 1945, the school's credo has been to foster mutual understanding between nations and their people by promoting the study of languages and culture.

The campus is located on the northern border of Nagasaki City and its suburb of Togitsu. In addition to air-conditioned classrooms and a gymnasium, the campus houses a Multimedia Center with three computer assisted instruction (CAI) labs as well as language laboratories.Nagasaki Scene

The campus is served by local bus service and the university's school bus.

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Academic Program

With multiple program tracks, the JASIN program is designed to accommodate all levels of Japanese proficiency. Students who have little or no Japanese language experience may take introductory language classes while studying other subjects in English, from society and economics to Aikido and tea ceremony. Students with sufficient Japanese proficiency may take courses in simplified Japanese or even participate side-by-side with Japanese students in a number of foreign language and other humanities courses.


Japanese Language

Eight levels of Japanese language courses are offered, from beginning to advanced. Each class meets for 90 minutes, four days each week. Placement will be according to a proficiency test given to students during orientation, but students will have an opportunity to change their placement if desired. All language classes contain a practical component to allow students to get the most out of their experience of living in the native-language environment. The first-semester course is especially tailored to meet the immediate needs of those students arriving in Japan with little or no Japanese knowledge.

In addition, the JASIN Program also features one-on-one sessions each week with native-speaking conversation partners who are volunteers from among the Japanese students at the university. The sessions are intended to reinforce classroom studies, to give a chance for students to hone their speaking skills, to encourage students to concentrate on areas of their language learning in which they feel a need to work on, and to provide an opportunity to practice for special events such as the spring and fall Japanese speech contests.

Students are introduced to their conversation partners approximately two months before the start of the semester and have an opportunity to get a jump start on their study abroad experience by exchanging online contact information and getting to know their partners long before even before they arrive in Japan.

Japan StreetJapan Studies

Japan Studies classes meet once a week for 90 minutes. The core Japan Studies classes are conducted in English and include courses in the following areas of study:
  • Business
  • Management
  • Society
  • History
  • Culture
  • Literature
Some of the Japan Studies classes include field trips to related sites and institutions in the Nagasaki area.

In addition, students who wish to take additional courses in Japanese may substitute the English Japan Studies courses for equivalent courses that are taught in simplified Japanese.

Seminars in Traditional Japanese Arts

The seminars are intended to deepen students' experience of Japanese culture through hands-on experience of some of the traditional arts of Japan. Each seminar will contain several components in areas such as calligraphy, tea ceremony, flower arrangement, aikido, kendo, and karate.

Guided Independent Study

Students with a specific research interest may choose an Independent Study course. Students will be assigned a faculty advisor to assist them in their research and evaluate their work. The choice of Independent Study topics will be limited by the availability of resources and faculty expertise.

An additional tool to help you in the course review and selection process is our Course Equivalency Database.  Click the link to view and use the database in order to find courses taken at this university by previous participants in this program and see the SUNY New Paltz course equivalent.

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Language of Instruction

All students take a Japanese language proficiency test during orientation to determine language ability. Japan area studies and seminars are taught in English. However, students may substitute English courses for equivalent courses that are taught in simplified Japanese at the university.All students take a Japanese language proficiency test during orientation to determine language ability.

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12-15 undergraduate credits may be earned per semester, 4 of which must include Japanese language.

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Students who have successfully completed at least one full-time semester of college level study are eligible to apply.  A minimum GPA of 2.5 at the time of application is required for this program.

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Most students will be placed in a home stay with a family in the community and receive 14 meals per week. Bedding and towels are provided. 

Students may also choose to stay in a single room with a bath in one of the university dormitories. The female dormitory is located on the campus and provides 14 meals per week during the college's ordinary term time. The dormitory has restrictions such as a 10:30 p.m. curfew and no visitors.

The male dormitory is located about 15 minutes from campus and does not include meal service.

Students in the dormitories are also responsible for paying small fees on-site for utilities, bedding, laundry, and internet. All housing is subject to availability. 

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Internet is available in all dormitory rooms and in most (but not all) host family residences. Students may also access the university network via laptop or by using computers in the library and media center.

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Students have many opportunities to participate in extracurricular and social activities. The student activity fee includes an overnight trip to Unzen Hot Spring and National Park as well as an additional day trip. In addition, students may participate in special lectures, speech contests, guided tours, social gatherings, and optional field trips such as professional baseball games and sumo tournaments.

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Internships/Volunteer Opportunities

Students are introduced to a variety of community volunteer activities through the International Center and Career Center on campus. 

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On-Site Support

The Nagasaki University of Foreign Studies International Center offers full support and advising services in English. The International Center also coordinates field trips with Japanese and international students, invites students to participate in community exchange events and festivals, and provides information via e-mail, Facebook, and a dedicated iPhone/Android application in addition to the university's English website.

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A student visa is required to participate in this program. Students must apply for a visa with the Consulate and have a certificate from JASIN to be able to apply.

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Dates / Deadlines:
There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.