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Nagoya University of Foreign Studies

Studying abroad at the Nagoya University of Foreign Studies (NUFS) is an exciting opportunity and experience for CCU students who would like to deepen their knowledge of the language and the culture of Japan.  In addition to the areas of study offered, NUFS fosters interaction between Japanese and international students on campus through social and cultural activities.  International students have a chance to take classes together with Japanese students through Japanese Studies Courses and there are a wide range of university student club activities in which students are free to participate.

How long can I study abroad at NUFS? As a CCU student, you can study abroad for a full year or a semester.

About Nagoya: NUFS is located in Nisshin, a suburb of Nagoya. Nagoya is the center of the third largest metropolitan region of Japan and the fourth most populous urban area in Japan. With a population of about 2.2 million, Nagoya plays a central role in industry, commerce, and transportation in the area. The city of Toyota, famous as the headquarters of the Toyota Automobile Corporation, is also in close proximity to the university.  One of Nagoya’s famous sightseeing spots includes the Atsuta Shrine which is known as the second-most revered shrine in Japan, after Ise Shrine.

Nagoya University of Foreign Studies (NUFS): Quick Facts
Location: Nagoya, Japan
Student Population: 3600 students 
Who can Apply: Open to Language and Humanities Majors/Minors only 
Academic Requirements: Minimum 3.0 GPA required for admission
Language Requirements: None
Courses Offered:

Japanese Language Institute of Nagoya University of Foreign Studies (NUFS) offers two areas of study to international students – Japanese Language and Japanese Studies Program (JLJSP) and Contemporary Japan Program in Nagoya (CJPN).  JLJSP is an intensive language study course designed to aid students in acquisition and mastery of the language, supplemented with Area Studies courses and opportunities to experience Japanese culture.  CJPN offers a broader program of study examining contemporary Japan in the context of Asian Studies for students whose main objective is not primarily mastery of the Japanese language.

Tuition:  Exchange Students Pay $4,895 (CCU In-State 2014 Rate) 

Students have a few housing options available to them.  Please visit the following website for more information:  http://www-e.nufs.ac.jp/jli/jljsp/housing.htm 

Projected Budget: See NUFS Budget
Additional Information: Visit University’s website 




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Contact Us

Ms. Lori Patterson, M.P.S.
Study Abroad Advisor
Singleton Building 119

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Application Deadline 

Applications for Fall 2014 study abroad should be submitted to OIPS before March 14, 2014. To learn more about the application process, click here.