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Nagasaki University of Foreign Studies
Nagasaki, Japan (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms:
Program Terms: Academic Year,
Fall,
Spring
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Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2020 09/01/2019 ** 03/01/2020 08/07/2020
NOTE: The start and end dates ARE NOT the official dates set by the program. They are estimated dates based on the previous year. Do not use these dates when planning flights.

** Refer to the brochure page below for official program dates.
Program Description:
Program Description:

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NAGASAKI UNIVERSITY OF FOREIGN STUDIES | NAGASAKI, JAPAN

Program Term: Fall, Spring, Academic Year
Language Prerequisite: Proficient in English; completion of Elementary Japanese I
Primary Instruction Language: English, Japanese
Eligibility: 2.5 GPA, completion of Elementary Japanese I, at least Sophomore standing
Program Type: Exchange
 

INTRODUCTION

Inaugurated in Fall 2019, this exchange program offers KSU students with some Japanese language ability the opportunity to study at one of the seven foreign language institutions in Japan. Students may study for a semester or academic year. Nagasaki University of Foreign Studies (NUFS), founded in 1945 as Nagasaki College of Foreign Languages, is an independent, co-educational four-year liberal arts university.

A helpful website for preparing for your time at NUFS can be found here.

 

ACADEMIC OVERVIEW

Some courses (offered in English) cover Japanese history, culture, business, and literature. Students are required to enroll in one of eight graded levels of Japanese language courses, from beginning to advanced. Initial placement will be according to a proficiency test given during orientation. Students are also eligible to take courses outside of the core curriculum, including courses in Chinese, Korean, French, and German, as well as humanities courses together with Japanese students.

The following course subjects are taught in English and also have a simplified Japanese option available for intermediate or higher level speakers:
  • Japanese History
  • Japanese Culture
  • Japanese Business
  • Japanese Management
  • Japanese Literature
  • Japanese Society
  • Seminar in Japan Studies
Please refer to this website for more information on course offerings and sample syllabi. 
 

ACADEMIC CALENDAR

Students are able to attend Nagasaki University of Foreign Studies during the Academic Year, Fall Semester, or Spring Semester. Each term (Fall and Spring) is 16 weeks long, with 15 weeks of class and a one-week examination period.
 
  • Fall: mid-September through early January
  • Spring: mid-March through early August
  • Academic Year: mid-September through early August. 
NOTE: If you choose to participate in the Fall term, then you will need to opt-in to the Early Assessment option at NUFS in order to return to the US in time for the Spring semester at KSU.

These dates are tentative. Always consult the host university's website and your Education Abroad Advisor before finalizing travel arrangements.
 

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

  • This program is open to students from any major, but preference is given to those pursuing a Japanese minor
  • To be considered for this program, students should have completed Elementary Japanese I
  • ​Students must be in good academic standing with a minimum GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • Students must have taken classes at Kent State University for at least one academic year before applying, i.e. students must have a Kent State GPA
     

ACCOMMODATION

Students have the option of homestay (living with a Japanese family) or dormitory housing.

Homestays are encouraged by NUFS. Breakfast and dinner are included with the homestay.

The dormitories are adjacent to the NUFS campus and consists of single and double occupancy rooms. Furnishings are much like those in American dormitories with a platform bed, desk, chair, bath, toilet, sink, stove, air conditioner/heater, phone, shoe closet, and closet. A meal plan is included within the dormitory fees, and internet service is included in monthly service charges. Laundry, shower, fitness room, and kitchen facilities are also provided. 
 

COSTS & TUITION

  • Students pay Kent State University tuition (Ohio Resident or Non-Resident) for 12 credit hours.
  • Housing and living costs will vary depending on the options students choose. 
  • Total estimated costs can be found in the Budget Sheet at the top of this page.
 

FINANCIAL AID & SCHOLARSHIPS

Learn more about using your financial aid to study abroad.

View a complete listing of all available scholarships.

APPLICATION PROCESS *IMPORTANT*

IMPORTANT APPLICATION DEADLINES:

  • FALL SEMESTER ONLY APPLICATION DEADLINE: April 15th
  • ACADEMIC YEAR APPLICATION DEADLINE: May 1st
  • SPRING SEMESTER ONLY APPLICATION DEADLINE: September 1st
To "apply"/be considered for nomination to the program, students must:
1) Email Prof. Eriko Tanaka (etanaka1@kent.edu) and Education Abroad (edabroad@kent.edu) stating official interest in the program and term of interest.
2) Click "Apply Now" on this page and create a profile here on the online KSU application portal

Students will be notified of being selected by Kent State University on behalf of the Modern & Classical Languages Department for official nomination to NUFS within 2 weeks of the application deadline stated above.

If officially nominated, applicants must then complete the online NUFS application for their specific term of interest:
http://www.nagasaki-gaigo.ac.jp/studying-abroad/jasin/requirements_forms/?lang=en

*If the online application does not show your desired term, this means JASIN is not yet accepting applications for that term. Please check back later.
 

PROGRAM COORDINATORS

Professor Eriko Tanaka
Lecturer of Japanese | Department of Modern & Classical Language Studies
etanaka1@kent.edu | +1 (330) 672-2150

Molly Papay
Education Abroad Advisor | Office of Global Education
mpapay1@kent.edu | +1 (330) 672-3067


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