The Nanzan University eight-week language program includes courses in Japanese cultural studies and arts (hanga and ikebana), optional excursions and opportunities to interact with local students. Nanzan is located in Nagoya, one of Japan's largest cities, offering students endless opportunities for cultural immersion.

Students take 8 weeks of intensive Japanese at 6 different levels, from real beginners to pre-advanced. Students can take between 4-10 credits.

Students can live in the dormitory or with a host family. Meals are not included for students living in a dorm. Meals are included and required for students living with a host family. Students will receive breakfast and dinner meal benefits in the homestay housing option.

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Course Description

Intensive Japanese language: Japanese studies, open courses, language seminars, Japanese arts and field trips


Website for Course Availability


(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
    *accepts lower GPA with explanation

Special Application Instructions

ISEP staff will send you the Nanzan University online application link by email once you are placed.  This internal application's deadline is February 28. 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
  • Bank Statement
  • Passport-style Photo
  • Casual Snapshot Photo
  • Passport Details Page

The transcript and passport detail page can both be re-uploaded from the ISEP application. Nanzan will also require two faculty references on Nanzan's recommendation form in order to process your application, including one from a Japanese language instructor (if applicable). To save time, we recommend you send this recommendation form to your faculty when asking for their reference.

Other Academic Conditions

The 8 week intensive language program does not have any language requirement. 

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