The Center for Japanese Studies Program (CJS) at Nanzan University offers a combination of two components: The first is an intensive language component designed for students who are serious about studying Japanese. The second encompasses a broad spectrum of courses in Japanese area studies, perfect for students interested in learning about Japan. Outside of class, students can enjoy daytrip excursions to Toyota Motors or relax on campus in the Japan Plaza with their new Japanese friends.

What do ISEP students think about their programs in Japan?

 

"The Japanese program here is excellent and Nagoya is so unqie. The courses are fantastic and I'm able to study things that are both relevant to my career and that I enjoy." -ISEP Nanzan Alumni

Program Website

Course Description

Nanzan's CJS program offers intensive Japanese language courses, plus English and Japanese-taught electives. Students will take a proficiency test once they arrive to establish their Japanese language ability for both Japanese language courses, and Japanese-taught subject courses.

 

For a breakdown of the classes offered, click the brochure link in the "website for course availability" link above.

Website for Course Availability

Academics

Undergraduate
(in Japanese)

*This program is OK for Sophomores

Fields of Study

  • Area Studies

    Japanese Studies

  • Foreign Languages and Literatures

    Japanese Language and Literature

  • Language and Culture Recommended!

Academic Requirements

  • U.S. GPA: 3 or higher
  • Number of language semesters completed 1

Special Application Instructions

ISEP staff will send you the Nanzan University online application link by email once you are placed.  This internal application's must be submitted immediately after placement. If you do not complete the application by the deadline, you will be locked out of the online system and will NOT be confirmed. You'll need to submit the following documents online:

  • Official Academic Transcript (along with a hard copy by post)
  • Bank Statement
  • Passport-style Photo
  • Casual Snapshot Photo
  • Passport Details Page

Nanzan will also require two faculty references -- one from a Japanese language instructor if applicable -- to submit a Nanzan recommendation form by email in order to process your application.  will also need to email  directly to Nanzan. To save time, we recommend you send this recommendation form to your faculty when asking for their references before submitting your ISEP application.

The transcript and passport detail page can both be re-uploaded from the ISEP application.

Be sure that the housing you select on Nanzan's internal application matches the housing on your ISEP application.

 

Japanese National Health Insurance is required of all residents of Japan in addition to ISEP's health insurance. Nanzan University requires students also purchase accident insurance upon arrival.

Other Academic Conditions

Applicants must have a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale.

One semester of university-level Japanese is strongly recommended.

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