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  • Locations: Nagoya, Japan
  • Program Terms: Fall, Full Year, Split Year Spring, Spring
  • Restrictions: GU applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Budget
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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Location(s): Nagoya, Japan Click here for a definition of this term Minimum Cumulative GPA: 3.0
Language(s) of Instruction: English, Japanese Click here for a definition of this term Type of Program: Area Studies, Language Program
Housing Options: Homestay, Local Roommates, Student Residence OGE Advisor: Annette Kuroda Russell
Level of Support: Medium (Moderate onsite support) Non-GU Students May Apply: No
Fields of Study: Asian Studies, International Studies, Japanese, Literature, Religion/Theology Application Deadlines: February
Engagement Opportunities: Student Organizations
Program Description:

Campus Square at Nanzan
Nanzan University

Nagoya, Japan



  • Good academic and disciplinary standing
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Language Prerequisites: One year of college-level Japanese
*If you do not meet these eligibility requirements, please meet with the OGE Regional Advisor for this program early in the process to discuss your options.

About the Program

Nanzan University, a private, Catholic institution established in 1946, enrolls approximately 10,000 students. The university’s Center for Japanese Studies offers students from around the world an intensive Japanese language program supplemented by specialized courses in Japanese society and culture. Academic studies are enhanced through frequent contact with teachers in small-size classes, participation in club activities with Japanese students, and the option to live with a Japanese host family.


Nanzan University is located in Nagoya, a manufacturing and shipping hub on Japan’s central Honshu island coastline, less than three hours by train from Tokyo. This city of over 2.5 million residents is part of the third largest metropolitan region in Japan comprising approximately 10 million people.

Academic Calendar

  • Full year: mid-September to mid-May
  • Fall: mid-September to late December
  • Spring: mid-January to mid-May

Fields of Study

Languages of instruction are Japanese and English.

Fields of study include: Asian Studies, International Studies, Japanese, Literature, Religion/Theology


You are required to enroll in a full courseload and complete all exams and assignments associated with the course regardless of the credit you wish to receive on the program. Withdrawal from a course or failure to take/complete a final will be regarded as an unauthorized reduction in courseload and a violation of the academic policy.

A full courseload for this program is: 15 credits

Students take 8 credits of intensive Japanese language.

The minimum passing grade for this program is: C

You are required to live in program housing.

You have two housing options:
  • Homestay with a Japanese family (breakfast and dinner taken with host family)
  • Single room in suite-type international dorm, with shared bathroom and kitchen access (meals taken in on-campus cafeterias or in local neighborhood restaurants)

Program Budget

Nanzan University Program Budget


We advise students to research and pursue a wide range of funding opportunities. To find scholarships applicable to your program, browse the scholarships section of OGE’s website.

We are committed to making study abroad accessible to all interested and eligible students. We hope that students with accessibility needs will pursue study abroad opportunities and use the available support services on campus for assistance and advice when necessary.

With over 200 approved-programs, we are confident that you will find a program that fits your interests and goals. Programs offer varying degrees of academic and lifestyle support. Please make an appointment with your OGE advisor to discuss how to best support any special needs you might have on programs that may interest you.

To learn more about the resources for students on campus and also for advice on how to request accommodations overseas, please visit the Georgetown Academic Resource Center’s website. Additional support can be found on the Mobility International website.

Open Application Deadlines & Dates

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

When applications open, you will see an "Apply Now" button. Please check back at a later date.