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  • Locations: Nagoya, Japan
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Host Program Website: Click to visit
  • Budget Sheets: Fall, Spring
  • App for Spring & Calendar Year open August 1/Apps for Summer, Fall, & Academic Year open December 1
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Study Abroad Contact: Derek Shepard Program type: Exchange, Non-exchange
Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: 3.0 Eligibility: Junior, Senior, Sophomore
Housing options: Homestay Language prerequisite: Yes
Language of instruction: English, Japanese Click here for a definition of this term Phillips Ambassadors Scholarship Eligible: Yes
Program Description:
Location| Courses & Credits| Housing| Program Costs| Application Process | More Information|

Nanzan University

Currently, only the fee-paying direct enroll option is available. Students cannot attend Nanzan on exchange. 

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 and direct enroll program, is dedicated not only to providing intensive training in the Japanese language but also to broadening students' knowledge of the "real Japan." 



Courses & Credits

The Center for Japanese Studies (CJS) at Nanzan University provides two programs for students - the Intensive Japanese Program (IJP) and the Modern Japan Program (MJP).

The Intensive Japanese Program (IJP) provides intensive Japanese language courses of all levels and other practical classes to learn more about Japan
such as "Teaching English in Japan" (classes to prepare students interested in participating in the JET program), Manga Drawing, Japanese Cinema, Japanese Martial Arts and so on. You can find further information about the Intensive Japanese Program here:

The Modern Japan Program (MJP) is a new program focusing on deepening students’ knowledge of Japan in English medium classes while developing fundamental Japanese language skills. You can find further information about the Modern Japan Program here:

Courses in this program are Transfer Credit.

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Students have the option to live in university dormitory housing with local students and students from other countries.

There's also a homestay program where students 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. 

Find out more about housing options here: 
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Program Costs

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. 

Getting Started: Funding Study Abroad
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Application Process

Follow these steps to apply for this program:
  1. 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.
  2. The Study Abroad Office will review applications and nominate qualified students to the host institution.
  3. 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.
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More Information

For information on requesting ARS accommodations (academic, health, and mobility concerns) for a study abroad program, contact the Advisor for Access.
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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Academic Year 2021-2022 02/10/2021
03/05/2021 TBA TBA
Fall 2021 02/10/2021
03/05/2021 TBA TBA

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App for Spring & Calendar Year open August 1/Apps for Summer, Fall, & Academic Year open December 1