Sponsored by Nagoya Gakuin University, the Bowling Green State University summer study program in Japan offers students an opportunity to gain first-hand knowledge of the Japanese language and culture through homestays, cultural activities, and field trips. Lasting approximately one month, students will receive 6 language and culture credits.
Nagoya Gakuin University was founded in 1887 as an English language school in Nagoya City. Students will also have the opportunity to visit Kobe College and Hiroshima Jogakuin University.
Learn about your destination by visiting the State Department’s Bureau of Consular Affairs web page at https://travel.state.gov/content/passports/en/country.html
to find country specific information about visa, safety and security, local laws, health, and more.
The program is open to students who have completed at least one year of Japanese language class or demonstrate its equivalent Japanese proficiency.
During the program, students will attend Japanese language classes and culture classes. Some of the Japanese culture classes include Ceramics, Calligraphy, Intercultural Communication, Sumo (traditional sport), Japanese religion, Japanese plays, Ikebana (flower arrangement), etc. Students will earn 6 credit hours of JAPN credit while participating in this program. Contact Akiko Jones for more specific course information.
While students will be housed in the university dormitory of Nagoya Gakuin University for the majority of their stay in Japan, they will experience a short homestay with a Japanese family. This is a wonderful opportunity for students to get a first-hand glimpse of a Japanese household.
In addition to classes, a variety of field trips and excursions are planned throughout the program. Students will visit shrines, temples, museums, Kyoto, Nara, Hiroshima, etc.
Because this exchange program is part of Bowling Green State University study abroad options, financial aid that could be applied to study on BGSU’s main campus can usually be applied equally to study in the program abroad.
To determine eligibility for Financial Aid, please contact:
If contacting via email please include your name and ID number along with the program name and semester you are planning to study abroad. For appointments, please also include several days and times that work for you.
In addition to financial aid, there are International Travel Grants and general Education Abroad scholarship opportunities that are available for students on the Education Abroad WEBSITE.
In addition to paying the regular BGSU tuition/fees for the 6-credit hours of coursework, students will also be required pay a program fee of $1,700. This program fee includes housing for the duration of the program, meals, and all program excursions. Students will be required to purchase their round trip plane ticket from Detroit to Japan (approximately $2,000 - 2,500).
Costs billed directly through BGSU Bursar's Office*
*Fees listed are estimates and are subject to change at any time?
Possible Additional Expenses (not billed through BGSU)*
* Please note that these costs are estimated and should be used as guidelines only!
||$2,000 - $22500
||$260 - 475 (with possible deposit of $1900)
You can find more information at Nagoya Gakuin University's Application Procedure DOCUMENT
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Akiko Jones, Director of Asian Studies, Senior Lecturer
110 Shatzel Hall, 419-372-7136
Education Abroad, International Programs and Partnerships
301 University Hall