Nanzan University, Japan's second largest Catholic university, began as a College of Foreign Languages in 1946. In 1949, Nanzan became a single Faculty of Arts and Letters. It now boasts five well-known faculties as well as three research institutes and five centers specializing in overseas studies. Students and faculty are committed to rigorous inquiry and responsible scholarship. Undergraduate enrollment is limited to around 6,000; this makes for a low student/teacher ratio that encourages the free exchange of ideas. Nanzan offers an international atmosphere due to its large percentage of foreign-born or foreign-educated faculty. The Center for Japanese Studies, which serves as the base for UNC-CH's exchange program, is dedicated not only to providing intensive training in the Japanese language but also to broadening students' knowledge of the "real Japan."
Japanese language study provides the backbone of each student's curriculum. Courses are available for beginning, intermediate, and advanced students. Speaking, listening, writing, and reading are emphasized. Many lecture courses about Japan's culture, people, society, arts, and history are also available, and are taught in English.
Students can also learn about Japanese culture in a hands-on arts and crafts course: Ikebana (flower arrangement), calligraphy, woodblock printing, or Chinese ink painting.
Courses at Nanzan carry varying weight, but taking a full load generally means taking the Japanese language course plus two or three other courses. At least fourteen credit hours per semester at Nanzan will indicate full-time study and a full semester's worth of credit back at UNC-CH.
Courses in this program are Transfer Credit. Transfer Credit Courses (not taught by UNC Faculty): ACTION REQUIRED
Students usually live with Japanese families, a situation that provides the opportunity for true cross-cultural communication. Families provide breakfast and dinner each day. The homes are usually within one hour from the university; this is a long commute by U.S. standards, but it's normal for Japan. Students can also stay in dormitories for a similar price. Off-campus apartments are available for students to find on their own, but this type of housing is somewhat expensive.
Review the Budget Sheet posted above for detailed information on costs and fees. Costs vary per term and are subject to change.
Tuition and fees for the exchange program is equal to UNC’s rate, based on NC residency status, and will be charged to the participant’s UNC student account. Review the Budget Sheet for additional Cashier Billed Expenses and Out-of-Pocket Costs. The Study Abroad Office strongly encourages students to budget carefully for their time abroad.
Complete the required UNC application by clicking “Apply Now” at the top of the page. If you have not done so already, create a profile to start your application.
The Study Abroad Office will review applications and nominate qualified students to the host institution.
Nominated students are required to complete an application for the host institution. Follow instructions provided by the Study Abroad Advisor and make note of all deadlines.
*Important* Nanzan's Application deadline is August 31, 2017. A link to the application is available once you begin UNC Study Abroad application. Should you have any questions please contact the Study Abroad Advisor for Asia, Derek Shepard.