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  • Locations: Nagasaki, Japan
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Calendar Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: Univ. of Idaho applicants only
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Study Abroad Areas of Study: Asian Studies, Business, Culture Studies, History, Japanese, Literature, Management
Language of Instruction: English, Japanese City Size: 100,000 to 500,000
Click here for a definition of this term Level of Support: Medium Housing Options: Dormitory, Homestay
Class Eligibility: 02-Sophomore, 03-Junior, 04-Senior Language Courses Offered: Yes
Credit Type: Transfer Credit Minimum GPA: 2.8
Click here for a definition of this term Language Prerequisite: All language levels, No language prerequisite Available to Non-UI Students: Yes
Program Description:
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Additional Academic Information
  • Japanese Language (beginning - advanced, 6 hours/week)
  • Japanese Studies (offered in English or in Japanese for students with the appropriate level of Japanese, 1.5 hours/week each)
    • Japanese Literature
    • Japanese History
    • Japanese Business
    • Japanese Management
    • Japanese Society
    • Japanese Culture
    • Seminar in Japan Studies
  • Traditional Arts & Martial Arts Seminars (1.5 hours/week each)
    • Japanese Martial Arts - Aikido and Kendo
    • Traditional Japanese Arts 1 - Calligraphy, Tea Ceremony and Shogi
    • Traditional Japanese Arts 2 - Kimono, Flower Arrangement and Karuta
    • Traditional Japanese Arts 3 - Koto
  • Guided Independent Study
  • Students with a high enough level of Japanese can take any other courses offered at NUFS

Special Program Feature
  • Conversation partners
  • Students can take part in a wide variety of activities such as field trips, tours, and social activities

About Nagasaki University of Foreign Studies
The Nagasaki University of Foreign Studies is located in the coastal city of Nagasaki on Kyushu Island in Japan. Because of its close proximity to China, Nagasaki was an important trading port. Trade with China began in the late 16th century, and flourished for the next 250 years. During this period, it was the only port open to foreign trade in Japan. In the mid 1800’s, Nagasaki expanded its trade dominance in Japan by allowing British, American, and Russian traders to flourish there. 

Today, the original trading wharfs and international district have been restored to reflect its critical role to Japan’s economic growth. This long history of cultural and economic interaction has allowed Nagasaki to become one of the most multi-ethnic cities in Japan, and one of the most welcoming cities to foreign visitors. Approximately 500,000 people live in Nagasaki. Next to the ocean, its steep hills and narrow winding streets may remind travelers of San Francisco. However, it has tropical summer weather and winters are milder.

Students can experience a number of traditional festivals such as the Nagasaki Kunchi Festival, considered to be one of the 3 greatest festivals in Japan, where neighborhoods compete with spectacular performances to capture Nagasaki’s colorful and unique history. Students may also choose to spend an afternoon exploring the extensive Buddhist and Shinto temple district with its wonderful sculpted gardens and aesthetic shrines.

About Japan
Japan is a country where East meets West, where a traditional lifestyle steeped in ritual and ceremony somehow finds a happy medium with rampant commercialism and industrialization. The Japanese love to do things as a group, whether it’s decision-making or going for an outing into the countryside. Rice and seafood are important staples in the Japanese diet, and the Tokyo fish market is the largest in the world. Slippers are worn in Japanese houses, and most Japanese sleep on futons that are laid out on tatami mats (woven floor panels).

The Japanese fascination with technology has led them to become one of the world’s leading exporters of electronics and automobiles. Since they have very few natural resources and import half of their food, they have developed progressive recycling programs. Japan has the second largest economy in the world and some of the largest banks, financial institutions, and insurance companies. They are a very service oriented society, and their economic success has, in part, been due to their focus on quality. The Japanese have one of the highest standards of living, health, and life expectancy.

Fine arts in Japan were heavily influenced by China. Japan produces some of the finest porcelain in the world, and their strong sense of aesthetics can be found in everything from their meticulously organized courtyard gardens to their knack for creating products that are pleasing to the eye. 

Japanese Educational System
The typical Japanese university calendar runs from April to July and from October to March. However, foreign students may be able to take advantage of a shortened fall semester calendar, allowing them to finish up by the Christmas holidays. Grading is often done on the following scale: 100-80% excellent, 79-70% good, 69-60% passing, 59- 0% failure.

  • 2.8 GPA
  • Sophomore Standing
  • Host Family
  • Residence Hall
Additional Housing Information
  • Homestay (breakfast & dinner included)
  • Residence Hall

2018-2019 Program Fee (includes tuition only)
One Semester: $5,500
Academic Year: $10,325


Other fees students will be expected to cover
  • Non-refundable UI Application Fee:  $150 - upon application
  • UI Deposit:  $200 - upon application - this is a deposit toward your program fee
  • Housing Fees: (vary depending on housing choice) see JASIN Housing website
  • Activity Fee: ~25,000 yen (first term only)
  • Accident Insurance: ~1000 yen per year
  • National Health Insurance ~7500 yen per term
  • Insurance
  • Visa Fees
  • Meals not included in housing option
  • Airfare
  • Books & Supplies
  • Personal Expenses
UI Priority Application Deadlines
Fall & Academic Year: April 1
Spring: October 15

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2022 10/15/2021 10/15/2021 TBA TBA
Calendar Year 2021 12/31/2021 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Fall 2022 04/01/2022 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Academic Year 2022-2023 04/01/2022 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.