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Why should you study abroad in Japan? Picture this: one minute you’re studying Japanese in class and the next you’re learning new vocabulary at a local restaurant. You’re making Japanese and international friends as you explore your host city. And not to mention the field trips that take you beyond your host city to explore the cultures and traditions of Japan!

With us, studying abroad in Japan means not only practicing Japanese language and culture in the classroom, but also experiencing it firsthand.

When it comes to study abroad, Japan has something for everyone. Whether you choose to study in Nagoya or Tokyo, our Japan study abroad programs help you make the most of your host city and academic interests.

Cities

Nagoya

Located on the Pacific Coast, Nagoya is Japan’s fourth-largest city and the hub of Japanese manufacturing industries.

Our Programs

Nagoya Direct Enrollment - Nanzan University

Nagoya
,
Japan
Length: 
Spring 2019, Fall 2019
Language prerequisites: 
1 semester of college-level Japanese
Estimated Cost: 
$20,500
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Nagoya Summer - Language & Culture

Nagoya
,
Japan
Length: 
Summer 2019
Language prerequisites: 
1 semester of college-level Japanese
Estimated Cost: 
$6,600
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Top places to see in Nagoya
  • Nagoya Castle

    The Nagoya Castle has existed since the Imagaya clan rulled the area in the 16th century. The Castle survived for several centuries until it was attacked during World War II. The Castle's reconstruction was completed in 1959. Today it is a museum dedicated to the Castle's history.

  • Nagoya Station & JR Towers

    The Nagoya Station is the largest train station in the world. In 1999, architects added the two modern JR Towers.

  • Atsuta Shrine

    The Atsuta Shrine was constructed in the first century and is one of the oldest shrines in the world.

Tokyo

The most populous city in the world, Japan’s bustling capital and largest city has both modern skyscrapers and centuries-old temples, gardens, and castles.

Our Programs

Tokyo - Language & Culture

Tokyo
,
Japan
Length: 
Spring 2019, Fall 2019
Language prerequisites: 
None
Estimated Cost: 
$21,900
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Tokyo Summer

Tokyo
,
Japan
Length: 
Summer 2019
Language prerequisites: 
None
Estimated Cost: 
$7,300
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Top places to see in Tokyo
  • Imperial Palace

    The Imperial Palace is the home of the Japanese Emperor. A massive wall encompasses the Palace and acts as a defense for the Emperor. Although the palace is closed to the public all but two days a year, visitors can experience the East Garden and Sannomaru Sozokan Museum year-round.

  • Shinjuku

    Shinjuku is perhaps the most impressive of the 23 wards in Tokyo. The Metropolitan Government Building, the Shinjuku Station, and many restaurants, stores, hotels, and international businesses are located in Shinjuku.  Be sure to visit Nishi-shinjuku, the "skyscraper district" of Tokyo.

  • Tokyo Tower

    The Tokyo Tower is modeled after Paris's Eiffel Tower. Underneath the tower is FootTown, a four-story building that offers visitors many stores, restaurants, and museums. The Tokyo Tower Wax Museum is a favorite attraction, with wax models of famous people.

The Latest from Japan

Feb 28 10:01am
Nagoya

Food & Friendships in Nagoya!

by Lesli

Just another update about my life in Nagoya. This time it's about food and how food is my go-to plan with friends. Going out to eat in Japan is very popular!

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Feb 21 12:52am
Nagoya

Trip to Hiroshima, Miyajima, and Himeji

by Lesli

For those curious about IES Abroad Nagoya field trips!

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Jan 30 7:43am
Nagoya

Shopping, Identity, and Making Friends: Japan Edition

by Lesli

Just an update on IES Nagoya at Nanzan University as well as some thoughts on my Mexican-American identity while in Japan.

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Jan 13 5:24am
Nagoya

Post-Landing Adventure: IES Abroad Orientation

by Lesli

A field trip in Inuyama during the IES Abroad Nagoya Orientation.

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Jan 5 1:55am
Nagoya

Last-minute Nerves, Packing, and Japan?

by Lesli

When I applied to IES Abroad - Nagoya in the summer, it seemed pretty far into the future. Throughout the fall semester, after receiving my admittance, I still didn't register what it meant. The past 48 hours have been unreal. I realized that I am going to JAPAN. Yes, I am going to an Asian country with only a year and half of language study under my belt, and no guarantees that there will be another Latinx student at Nanzan University with me. 

What? 

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