Nanzan University- Summer Japanese Program

Program Details

Program Location Nagoya, Japan
Sponsor Unsponsored
Program Type Direct Enroll
Course # SA 20206
Duration Summer
Upcoming Program Dates
To Be Announced
Past Dates
Summer 2023 05/30/23 to 07/31/23
Summer 2023 05/30/23 to 07/31/23
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Please Note: Programs may be altered or adapted with little notice

Application Details: Application Currently Closed

This program is no longer taking applications for Summer 2023. Please choose another Study Abroad program or try for a future academic term. This program will re-open in December 2023 for the next application cycle.


Nanzan University- Summer Japanese Program

The skyline of the city of Nagoya

From modest beginnings as a College of Foreign Languages in 1946, Nanzan took the small step to a single Faculty of Arts and Letters in 1949 and has since grown into a full-fledged university with seven faculties and a worldwide reputation for academic excellence.  The University has eleven centers dedicated to research, including three research institutes and four area studies centers.

Nanzan University is located in Nagoya City in Aichi Prefecture.  Aichi is situated right in the middle of the Japanese archipelago that stretches from north to south, making it an ideal location for studying the Japanese language and experiencing Japanese life and culture. The capital of Aichi Prefecture, Nagoya City, is a highly modernized city. Nanzan University is based in the quiet eastern area of Nagoya known as an educational, cultural and residential zone of the city. Its campuses are surrounded by greenery, creating a pleasant, urban park-like atmosphere. Nagoya is one of the leading metropolises of international trade, industry and culture in Japan.

The Center for Japanese Studies at Nanzan University, renowned as a leader in the field of Japanese language education for more than 40 years, is now offering a revamped intensive summer program. 

For more program information, please visit the program website.


Nanzan University- Summer Japanese Program

Summer program students are all smiles

The program is open to Purdue students in good standing 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.

GPA Requirement: 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
Language Requirement: 0-4 Sem Japanese or none

Purdue Credit

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

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.

Academic Program

Accommodating up to 80 students and with the flexibility of 4- and 8-week programs in June and July each year, students can choose from among the following three options:

  • An eight-week intensive Japanese language program

  • A combined four-week intensive Japanese language program and four-week internship program including working for two weeks at a local company

  • A four-week intensive Japanese program

All Summer Program students can participate in excursions that take them outside the classroom to explore central Japan.


There are field trips in the program that provide students with an opportunity to visit well-known cultural locations around Nagoya.


Students have a choice of staying at Nanzan University’s international student dormitory for Japanese and foreign students, staying with Japanese host families, or arranging their own accommodation. Preferences for housing arrangements will be asked in the online application.

Estimated Program Costs

Students pursuing program participation accept financial responsibility. Purdue will take measures to mitigate financial risks, although will not be liable for loss. 

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 2023

Costs per term to be billed by Purdue and the Host University
Program Fee $2,000.00
Study Abroad Fee $609.40
Purdue International Insurance (per month) $32.00

Approximate additional costs per term
To be paid by the student.
Program Specific Insurance $250.00
Round-trip Airfare $1,500.00
Housing $900.00
Books and Supplies $50.00
Meals $1,000.00
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 (typically an essay, transcripts, 1-2 recommendations, and copy of passport) before or by the application deadline.  Popular programs fill quickly, often before the deadline. To ensure a place in a program, apply early.

As soon as a student submits an online 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
Summer Feb 1

Returnees Information

Nanzan University- Summer Japanese Program

Nagoya Castle is an important landmark

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