Study Abroad in Japan

What to Expect in Japan

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.

Languages Spoken: 
Yen (¥)
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About the IES Abroad Centers

Tokyo Center
  • Nagoya
  • Tokyo

The Center staff are highly trained local professionals providing on-the-ground support throughout your time abroad.   

The IES Abroad Nagoya Center is nestled within the Nanzan University, a distinguished private institution,  Center for Japanese Studies (CJS). While on campus, the Center is your study abroad hub.  


Health & Safety

With 70 years of experience, we are proud to set the standard for health and safety in study abroad. Our Chicago-based and on-site staff are all highly trained and experienced in the matters of health, safety, and crisis management. We are here for you from predeparture to your return, and are ready to support you—no matter which time zone you’re in. We plan for "what ifs" so that you don’t have to. From international health insurance included in the cost of your program to highly-trained local staff who can connect you to English-speaking healthcare providers, we are working around the clock to ensure your health and safety while abroad.

Support You Can Expect to Receive on Our Programs

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CISI International Health Insurance

In the case you need to see a doctor or mental health professional.

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24/7 Emergency Support

Whether you encounter an issue while traveling or in your host city.

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Mandatory Cell Phone Policy

Receive any emergency updates from IES Abroad staff via call or text.

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Location-Specific Information

Health and safety information presented at orientation by on-site staff.

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TripTracker System

Allowing you to share independent travel plans.

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Crisis Drills

So that you feel prepared to respond to an emergency should one arise.


Apply for your passport today!

Getting your passport is a crucial step for studying abroad. With processing times taking longer than usual, consider this a gentle reminder to not procrastinate on getting or renewing your passport.

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The Student Experience

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Student Ambassadors

No one knows the IES Abroad experience better than a student who has lived it! From budget tips to housing experiences, our volunteer Ambassadors are here to share it all.

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Want to study abroad in Japan?

How will studying abroad in Japan redefine your world? We can’t wait to find out. 

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