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UCA in Japan: Japanese Language Immersion

Program Description

If a virtual option is identified for 2021, updates will be posted here.

One of UCA’s newest partner universities is Nanzan University located in Nagoya, Japan. Typically this partner offers an intensive Japanese language course during UCA’s Summer II term. Because our schools use the same textbook system, students will enjoy familiar structure while being taught by native instructors in an immersive Japanese setting.

Outside of class, students are required to practice Japanese conversation with an assigned Japanese “buddy” or one of the university teaching assistants. Field trips and programs of cultural education are offered as well. Further, as Nanzan University is a Jesuit institution, there is a possibility to participate in service projects while studying abroad.

Nagoya is located between Tokyo and Japan’s Kansai (Osaka/Kobe/Kyoto/Nara) region; for around $50, students can travel in 3-5 hours to any of those sites of major cultural and historical importance. Nagoya City itself is large enough to offer a variety of quintessentially Japanese experiences should students choose not to venture out. We expect this program to be available in summer 2022.

Students will direct enroll in this program and pay the partner university. UCA Education Abroad will assist in credit transfer and other details so students are required to register with Education Abroad for this program.

Please make an appointment with the Education Abroad Office to go over the application procedure.

Course Offerings

JAPN 2340: Intensive Oral Practice Abroad in Japanese 

(Prerequisite – JAPN 1310: ELEMENTARY JAPANESE I)

Important Dates

Interest Meeting Date: September 23rd during X-period in Torreyson West 320

Health and Safety meeting required before departure.

Health and Safety 

Students registering for programs agree to the following: I understand that UCA does not control requirements of vendors, universities, and other stakeholders for study abroad programing. Should a vendor or organization require masks, vaccinations, quarantine, or other measures regarding COVID 19, I agree to follow these requirements. While UCA and its partners will work to update students, it is ultimately the student’s responsibility to take measures to protect themselves from the spread of disease.

Current entry requirements into Japan:

Assisting Professor

Contact Prof. David House for more information on courses and credits.  Department of Languages, Linguistics, Literatures, & Cultures

Program Cost

For reference ONLY: 2019 Japanese Language Immersion Student Budget 

Prices are subject to increase but please check with our office for details and the webpage for updates once we have the new budget.

For information about international insurance coverage: