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Nanzan University- Summer Japanese Program

Program Location Nagoya, Japan
Sponsor Unsponsored
Program Type Direct Enroll
Course # SA 20206
Duration Summer
Upcoming Program Dates
To Be Announced
Past Dates
Summer 2017 06/07/17 to 07/18/17

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Nanzan University- Summer Japanese Program

APPLY EARLY!  The program deadline is February 1.  The formal application procedure to Nanzan is lengthy involving several steps.  Nanzan will only accept 45 students to this program.  The earlier your application is approved by Purdue Study Abroad, the sooner you can begin work on your application to the host institution.

Nanzan University offers a six-week program including intensive Japanese language courses; a course in Japanese Studies introducing various aspects of Japanese society and culture; and a course in Japanese Arts (hanga and ikebana).

Located in Nagoya with eight faculties and seven graduate schools, Nanzan University is the only co-educational Catholic university in the central part of Japan.  Nanzan's guiding principles and policies are based on its educational motto, For Human Dignity.  Since its founding, the Center for Japanese Studies has enjoyed a world-wide reputation for its principles and academic excellence in the field of Japanese Studies.

For more program information, please visit the program website.


Nanzan University- Summer Japanese Program

Students who will have completed JPNS 202 at the start of the program are eligible to apply.

GPA Requirement: 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
Language Requirement: 4 Sem Japanese

Purdue Credit
Direct Credit available from the following: [College of Liberal Arts]
Specifically from: JPNS (CLA)

If students complete courses while abroad from Purdue colleges that have not approved the program, they might be able to earn transfer credit for those courses. Students interested in pursuing transfer credit should discuss this with both their academic advisor and their study abroad advisor before applying to the program.

Academic Program

The Japanese language course meets Monday through Friday mornings for three hours.  Wednesday afternoon is reserved for field trips, and Japanese Studies and Arts courses are held on Monday, Tuesday and Friday afternoons.

In addition, program participants will meet Nanzan students at the Japan Plaza, where only Japanese may be spoken.

The Purdue Department of Japanese will grant 6 credit hours for this program: 4 credits for Japanese, 1.5 credits for Japanese Studies and .5 credits for Japanese Arts.

Participants will live in Nanzan University's international student dormitory.

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.

Costs for this program are estimated and subject to change. The cost figures listed below are for: Summer 2017

Costs per term to be billed by Purdue and the Host University
Program Fee$2,600.00
Study Abroad Fee$609.00
Purdue International Insurance (per month)$32.00

Approximate additional costs per term
To be paid by the student.
Round-trip Airfare$2,000.00
Books and Supplies$50.00
Miscellaneous Personal Expenses $0.00 -$1,000.00
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 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.

This program has a February 1 deadline. 
Program Application Deadline
Feb 1

Returnees Information
Nanzan University- Summer Japanese Program

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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