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  • Locations: Hiroshima, Japan
  • Program Terms: Academic Year
  • Restrictions: BGSU applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Academic Year 2022-2023 03/01/2022 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Instruction Language: English, Japanese GPA: 2.8
Housing Option: Student Residence Hall College: Arts & Sciences
Areas of Study: Asian Studies, Foreign Language, Japanese Program Type: BGSU Study Abroad Program
Programs by Department: Asian Studies Applicants: Only BGSU students may apply
Program Director: Akiko Jones
Program Description:


Hiroshima Jogakuin University is a higher learning institution for women consisting of the Faculty of Liberal Arts, the Faculty of Human Life Studies and the Graduate School. The total enrollment including international students is approximately 1870. HJU is one of the four constituents of Hiroshima Jogakuin, the other three being the Junior High School, the Senior High School, and the Kindergarten.

The five key concepts characterizing HJU are; Christianity, Women, Hiroshima, Peace and Cosmopolitanism. The aim of HJ, from its very beginning, has been the intellectual and religious culture of young women in accordance with the principles of Christianity. On that basis, HJU encourages students not only to strive for the mastery of academic knowledge and skills for their own career, but also to nurture themselves for the purpose of serving others. Also as an educational institution located in the A-bombed city, Hiroshima, HJU has emphasized peace education as the important part of its education. With this background, the peace-minded HJU graduates of good will have gone forward to careers in various fields in Japan and countries around the world.

**This program is for Asian Studies major or minors with one year of Japanese language study. Students must consult the program director in the Asian Studies department and participate in an interview the second week of February. Contact information for the director can be found at the bottom of the page. 

Hiroshima Jogakuin University is located about 4 miles from downtown Hiroshima, Japan. Downtown Hiroshima contains many attractions such as the Hiroshima Peace Memorial, Hiroshima Castle, and many historic gardens.

To learn more about the city of Hiroshima click this LINK

Learn about your destination by visiting the State Department’s Bureau of Consular Affairs web page at to find country specific information about visa, safety and security, local laws, health, and more.   

Student Housing: a western-style furnished room with A/C, kitchenette, refrigerator, and kitchen utensils. Housing is located about a 5 minute walk from campus. 

Japenese, English

Japanese, Asian Studies, Foreign Language

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. 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.  

To determine eligibility for Financial Aid, please contact:
Candice Moser

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. 

Students participating in BGSU exchange programs will pay their tuition and fees as if they were studying at Bowling Green State University. Students are responsible for their own housing, room and board, health insurance, and incidental expenses.  

BGSU Tuition and Fees information can be found on the bursar’s WEBSITE. 

Costs billed directly through BGSU Bursar's Office* 
BGSU Tuition (12-18 credit hours) Tuition & Fees can be found on the Bursar's WEBSITE (undergraduate, instate/out of state).
Education Abroad Fee  $50.00
Excess Credit Fee 19+ $200 per credit
Health Insurance  $1.62 per day
 *Fees listed are estimates and are subject to change at any time

Possible Additional Expenses (not billed through BGSU)*
International Airfare  $1400
Books, Materials and Supplies ¥15,000 per year ($122 as of July 2015) $200 (other supplies)
Meals ¥20,000- ¥30,000 per month ($165-$245 as of July 2015) per month.
Personal Expenses $1000
Housing Exchange students at HJU have their room fee waived, and pay between 5,000 and 10,000 Japanese Yen (¥) (about $40-$80 as of July 2015) per month for utilities.
* Please note that these costs are estimated and should be used as guidelines only! 


**We will follow the university payment/refund policies and schedules

Akiko Jones, Director of Asian Studies, Senior Lecturer
110 Shatzel Hall - 419-372-7136 

Education Abroad, International Programs and Partnerships
301 University Hall