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Nagoya University of Foreign Studies
Nagoya, Japan (Exchange Program) (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms:
Program Terms: Academic Year,
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Restrictions: BSU applicants only
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Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2022 03/01/2022 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Academic Year 2022-2023 03/01/2022 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Spring 2023 10/01/2022 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission notification. Applicants will be notified of acceptance and be able to complete post-decision materials as admission decisions are made.
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Language of Instruction:
English, Japanese Program Type: Exchange
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Prior Language Study Required:
4 semesters completed
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Minimum GPA:
3
Language Courses Offered: Japanese
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Academic Subject:
Japanese
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AACSB accreditation options available:
No
Program Description:
Program Description:
BSU Exchange with Nagoya University of Foreign Studies
(NUFS)

 
 
What is the program about? 
Nagoya University of Foreign Studies (NUFS) is the only university specializing in international studies and foreign languages education in the Central Region of Japan. Its programs aim to develop students with genuine international and global perspectives through a distinctive education system; language, liberal arts and specialized education. It offers small-group teaching, which takes place in groups of four students and a native teacher for all major language courses, so that students can acquire genuine language skills. 
 
 
Where does the program take place?
Nagoya, Japan
Nagoya is Japan's fourth-largest incorporated city and the third-most-populous urban area. It is located on the Pacific coast on central Honshu. It is the capital of Aichi Prefecture and is one of Japan's major ports along with those of Tokyo, Osaka, Kobe, Yokohama, Chiba, and Kitakyushu. It is also the center of Japan's third-largest metropolitan region, known as the Chūkyō metropolitan area. Nagoya's climate varies greatly throughout the year, with average temperatures ranging from a low of 39.2°F in January to a high of 95°F in August. The city is known for its incredibly hot and humid summers like many cities in Japan, with high temperatures routinely above 86°F in August.
 
 
When does this program take place?
Semester 1: End March – End July
Semester 2: End August – Mid December
 
 
What is the program content?
Nagoya University of Foreign Studies offers three unique programs for exchange students coming from partner institutions.
  • Study Exchange Program: Global Japan Program
  • Study Abroad at NUFS Undergraduate and Graduate Schools
  • Study Abroad - Language Teaching Practicum Program 
 
What is the student accommodation?
All exchange students are guaranteed a single room (with a private bathroom) in one of NUFS’s three accommodation facilities (NUFS International House, NUFS-NUAS Residence, NUFS Global Village). Amenities vary by residence and include:
  • Kitchen: Communal
  • Bathroom: Not Communal
  • Internet: Free Wi-Fi and Shared PCs
  • Laundry Facilities: Communal
  • Furniture: Fully Furnished
There is no meal plan at NUFS but there are six cafeterias/cafes on campus and several convenience stores. An average lunch meal costs 300-500 yen.
 
 
What is included?
All students attending Nagoya University of Foreign Studies pay Ball State tuition and student fees. Tuition and fee rates are based on residency.
Round-trip airfare, accommodation, meals and living expenses are paid out of pocket by the student but can be factored into the cost of attendance sheet for financial aid purposes. Other costs include US passport and immigration documentation.
 
 
Is financial assistance available?
Students can apply for scholarships through the Rinker Center for Global Affairs. Information about these scholarships as well as the online scholarship application can be found on the Study Abroad website here.
 
In addition, students should consult with the Ball State University Financial Aid Office to determine available aid for this program.
 
 
Number of placements available?
3  
 
 
What are the eligibility requirements?
Any major
Full-time student status
4 semesters of Japanese language study
GPA of 3.0 or above
Students must be at least sophomore status
 
 
Is a visa required?
U.S. and non-U.S. citizens need a valid passport both to enter other countries and to return to the United States. If you already have a passport, make sure it is valid until at least six months after your return date. If you must apply for or renew a passport, APPLY EARLY, since a minimum of four to six weeks is usually required for processing. During peak travel seasons, more processing time is required. Passport forms are available at many federal and state courts, probate courts, some county/municipal offices and some post offices. They can also be downloaded from the Web.
 
Exchange students are required to obtain a student visa prior to their arrival in Japan. After receiving all application documents from a student, NUFS will apply to the Immigration Bureau for the Certificate of Eligibility (CE). Once the CE has been issued and delivered to NUFS, it will be sent to the student’s home institution by express airmail (DHL or EMS). After receiving the CE, the students will need to apply for their student visa at a Japanese embassy/consulate nearest to their place of residence. The student visa cannot be issued in Japan.
 
 
How do I apply?
Pre-step: Please see Dr. Kazumi Matsumoto Cantrell at the Dept. of Modern languages and Classics.
Step 1 – Click on "Apply Now"
Step 2 – Complete the online application through BSU
 
 
Application deadline:            
Fall:     March 1
Spring: October 1
 
 
Who can I contact for more information?
Dr. Kazumi Matsumoto Cantrell, Professor of Japanese
Department of Modern Languages and Classics
North Quad (NQ) M086
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306
Phone: (765) 285-4960
Email: kmatsumoto@bsu.edu

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