Nanzan University

Located in beautiful Nagoya City, the hub of education, culture, commerce and industry in central Japan, Nanzan University will off our students a unique central hub for a semester of study.

Open the door to a promising future as a diplomat, translator/interpreter, global educator or international businessperson by participating in Nanzan University's Intensive Japanese Program. Build the skill and confidence for a successful career that harnesses your knowledge of Japanese language and culture. This program will boost your ability to listen, speak, read and write confidently in Japanese.

Not only does this program offer intensive language courses, but you have the opportunity to register for Japanese Studies and Arts courses taught in English. By participating in homestays, Nanzan's "Intercultural Exchange" programs, and organized program field trips, our students will gain a deep appreciation for Japanese culture and history.

Program Details

Nagoya "The Friendly City"
Homestay Program
Intercultural Exchange
Organized Field Trips
Japanese Language Courses
Japanese Seminar Courses
Open Courses
Japan Studies Courses
Japanese Arts Courses
Academic Calendar
Application Deadlines & Information


Qualifying freshman, sophomore, and transfer students can use their SPARK Grant for this study abroad program.

Views from Abroad:

    At A Glance:

    Term: Fall & Spring

    Program Level: Undergraduate

    Program Type: Academic; internships and research available

    Major(s): Open to all majors, but might be of particular interest to the following majors:

    • Anthropology
    • Biology
    • Education
    • Global Sustainability
    • History
    • International & Global Studies
    • Japanese
    • Law
    • Museums, Archives, & Public History
    • Political Science
    • Public Health
    • Sociology
    • Women & Gender Studies
    • World Languages & Cultures

    Language Requirement: None

    Minimum GPA Requirement: 3.0