Program Summary & Location
The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire is working with University Studies Abroad Consortium (USAC) to offer students the opportunity to study abroad in Nagasaki, Japan. The program
is located at Nagasaki University of Foreign Studies (NUFS)
.You will take Japanese language courses and Asian Studies courses in English. No previous study of Japanese is required!
In addition to the courses themselves, students learn about Japan and Japanese culture through having the option to live with a Japanese family, interacting regularly with a Japanese university students who serves as a language tutor, taking field trips and tours to significant historical and cultural sites, and participating in organized social events.
Nagasaki, a city of 500,000 on the western island of Kyushu, is built around a natural harbor and climbs up the surrounding steep hills. The city boasts spectacular views and proximity to natural sights such as its rugged coastline, beaches, islands, volcanic mountains, and a national park. Despite the ravages of World War II and the atomic bombing, Nagasaki continues to be a major tourist destination in Japan, with a rich and vibrant cultural life that includes plays, concerts, exhibits, and performances throughout the year.
The campus is located on the northern border of Nagasaki City and the suburb of Togitsu. In addition to air-conditioned classrooms and a gymnasium, the campus houses a multimedia center with two computer-assisted instruction labs as well as language laboratories.
To learn about eligibility requirements, academic course offerings, how courses transfer back to UW-Eau Claire, and the academic calendar, click the following button:
Academics - Japan: Nagasaki
To see more on what resources they provide and what disability/health accommodations are available on the program, click on the following button:
Support - Japan: Nagasaki (USAC)
Housing & Meals
Students have the option to choose either a home stay or living in the residence hall. All housing fees will be paid directly to NUFS.
You have the option to be placed in a Japanese home and become part of their family. The program is able to place most students singly in their home stays, but occasionally students are placed two to a home. Living with a Japanese family is an integral and important aspect of your inter cultural experience, as well as a wonderful way to practice the Japanese language and learn about Japanese culture! Most home stays are scattered throughout Nagasaki and it could take anywhere from 20-45 minutes to travel to school. Breakfast and dinner will be provided by your host family.
All students have the option to live in the International House, which is located right on campus. Students can have a single or double room and each room is furnished and provides air conditioning and a private toilet and sink. Wi-fi is available throughout the International House. Students in the International House can opt to pay for a meal plan month-to-month or cook their own meals.
By clicking on the following term, you will find more information on program costs. If the term you want to go abroad is not listed, please see the most recent term and add 7% to your estimate to factor in exchange rate fluctuations and tuition increases. Click on the buttons below to view that term's cost estimate.
Fall 2018 Spring 2019
Learn More & How To Apply
Still have some questions? We have peer advisors for a variety of programs, click here
to see if we have one available for this program. If there isn't a peer advisor, the study abroad coordinator would be happy to answer your questions. You can schedule an appointment with a peer advisor or coordinator by calling 715-836-4411.
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