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Program Location Nagoya, Japan
Sponsor IES
Program Type Co-sponsored
Course # SA 33015
Duration Semester or
2 Semesters
Upcoming Program Dates
Fall 2019 09/01/19 to 12/21/19

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Overview Purdue Credit
Eligibility Program Costs
Financial Aid Deadline
Returnee Info Resources

Located at the heart of central Japan, Nagoya has a population of more than 2 million. This is one of Japan's major cities and an important industrial and cultural center. Its rich natural environment provides the backdrop for scenic areas such as Ise Bay, the Nobi Plain, the Kiso River and many historic attractions such as the Nagoya Castle. The IES Nagoya program enrolls approximately 20 students each semester and offers students excellent learning opportunities at Nanzan University, one of Japan's leading educational institutions. Nanzan University is a distinguished private university situated on a wooded campus on a hill above Nagoya. Its Center for Japanese Studies specializes in intensive Japanese language study as well as Japanese area studies courses taught in English.

IES students in the Nanzan program (founded in 1986) are required to take an intensive Japanese language course that earns eight credits a semester. To complete their program, students may choose from a range of Japanese area studies courses taught in English at the Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), including courses in the humanities and social sciences as well as hands-on instruction in Japanese studio arts. Students with particularly advanced language skills may take seminars taught in Japanese. Students must take between 15 and 19 credits per semester. For more program information, please visit the program website. This program is sponsored by:IES.



The program is open to Purdue students who have completed at least two semesters of university study by the start of the program. Successful candidates will demonstrate academic success, maturity and a desire to experience another culture.

NOTE:  All students must have mastered hiragana and katakana before arrival.

GPA Requirement: 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
Language Requirement: 1 Sem Japanese

Purdue Credit
Direct Credit available from the following: [College of Liberal Arts]

Students interested in completing courses while abroad from Purdue colleges or departments that are not listed above should discuss this with their study abroad advisor before applying to the program.

Estimated Program Costs

Students should carefully note what costs need to be paid to Purdue University or to a co-sponsor or agency, and what costs need to be paid at the overseas study location.  This will vary by program.

The IES program fees include: tuition, on-site orientation, & field trips. Some housing options carry additional fees, and some housing options include partial meal plans. Please refer to the IES website for details.

Costs for this program are estimated and subject to change. The cost figures listed below are for: Fall 2019

Costs per semester to be billed by Purdue and Co-sponsor
Program Fee$16,010.00
Study Abroad Fee$914.00
Program Discount for Purdue Students- $2,000.00

Approximate additional costs per semester
To be paid by the student.
Program Specific Insurance$150.00
Round-trip Airfare$1,535.00
Local Transportation$300.00
Books and Supplies$250.00
Miscellaneous Personal Expenses $0.00 -$2,100.00
Travel Documents (passport, photos)$175.00

Financial Aid

Purdue University financial aid may be applied to the costs of studying abroad. Students interested in receiving financial aid should

NOTE:  Recipients of certain tuition remission and scholarship programs should pay careful attention to the regulations for using those benefits for study abroad.  Ask your financial aid advisor about any limitations.

Click here for a list of scholarships and grants available to assist with the costs of studying overseas.

Application Deadlines

For full consideration, students must submit all supporting documents before or by the application deadline.  Popular programs fill quickly, often before the deadline.  To insure a place in a program, apply early.

As soon as a student submits an on-line application, a My Study Abroad account is created. Applicants should consult this page often to check on the status of the application.

Program Application Deadline
IES-Nagoya Fall Semester and Academic Year program Feb 1
IES-Nagoya Spring Semester Program Apr 1

Returnees Information

Click below to search for Purdue students who have participated in this program and are willing to be contacted.  If you get no results, you can use the search form to find people who studied in the country you are interested in.


The websites listed below contain information about this program. The accuracy of information at external sites cannot be guaranteed.

For more information on this program, please contact the Study Abroad Office by phone (765) 494-2383 or email

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