Nagoya, Japan

Summer - Language & Culture

Study Abroad

At a Glance


Apartment, Residence Hall


8 per Summer

Language of Instruction:

English, Japanese

Language Prerequisites:

1 semester of college-level Japanese; enrolled in a Japanese language course in the past year before departure

Visa Required:


About the Program

What better way to practice your Japanese language skills and immerse yourself in Japanese life and culture than by studying in Nagoya?  Experience day-to-day life in the country's fourth-largest city. This 8-week summer program offers you intensive Japanese courses at The Center for Japanese Studies (CJS) at Nanzan University, renowned in the field of Japanese language education. 

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Improve Your Japanese Language Skills

Participate in 24 hours of Japanese conversation practice.

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Enroll in Elective Japanese Arts Courses

Enjoy hands-on instruction in Japanese arts, such as ikebana and shodō.

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Follow Your Academic Interests

Select from a variety of course and seminar options.

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Live with Local Families or Students

Live in a homestay with a local family or in a dormitory.

Program Advisor

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Cyane Thomas

Once you’ve applied for a program, I’ll be your direct point of contact. From housing to course registration and everything in between, I’m here to help you prepare to study abroad. Once you’re accepted to your program, you’ll find even more detailed information about what you need to know before you depart in your Predeparture Guide. Let’s get started!

📱 800.995.2300 ✉️

About the Destination

TV Tower in Nagoya

Why Nagoya?

What better way to practice your Japanese language skills and immerse yourself in Japanese life and culture than by studying in Nagoya? Experience day-to-day life in the country's fourth-largest city just as a local Japanese person would. Enjoy spending the summer not just learning the language and culture in the classroom but experiencing it firsthand through summer activities and festivals as you explore all that Nagoya has to offer.

Learn More About Nagoya

Get to Know Your New City

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Go to the Nagoya Castle

Be sure to see the golden tiger-headed carp on the top castle roof.

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See the Atsuta Shrine

This important Shinto shrine is one of the greatest centers of worship.

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Take in the View at the Higashiyama Sky Tower

The tower features awe-inspiring views of the city.

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Unwind at the Tokugawa Art Museum & Garden

Visit this museum full of Japan's historical treasures.

The Student Experience

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A student and their host mother cut tofu together in a Nagoya Homestay.
  • Homestay
  • Residence Hall


A limited number of placements with host families are available throughout Nagoya. Housing details vary by family, but you will have a single room, and eat breakfast and dinner each day with your host family. You can purchase lunch at student cafeterias on campus or in restaurants in the area. 

Consistent with the daily lives of most Japanese people, a commute from home to school is normal. Living with a host family may make your commute longer than students who live in dormitories, but the cultural opportunities are more than worth it. Those with particularly high commuting costs receive a monthly stipend to help defray transportation expenses.