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  • Locations: Nagoya, Japan
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Restrictions: BGSU applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2022 10/01/2021 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Fall 2022 03/01/2022 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
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: 3.0
Housing Option: Host Family, 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, German, Russian, & East Asian Languages Applicants: Only BGSU students may apply
Program Director: Akiko Jones
Program Description:


Founded in 1946 as a college of foreign languages, Nanzan University has grown into one of the most prestigious universities in the Tokai region. The addition through the years of new faculties, departments and research centers has not changed the basic purpose and thrust of Nanzan education—to provide an education rooted in Christian values across all fields of knowledge.

Click HERE to learn more about what it is like to be an international student at Nanzan University. 

**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. 

Nanzan University is located in the rolling hills overlooking metropolitan Nagoya and in the nearby cities of Toyota and Seto on the outskirts of Nagoya. Nagoya boasts a proud history. The famous shogun, Ieyasu Tokugawa, was a native of the area, and it was in Nagoya that he built a great castle for his ninth son. Today the Greater Nagoya area is home to over 10 million people, and in recent years the region has been one of the main focal points of development in the country, destined to come out of the present crisis even stronger. The name “Nanzan” is well known throughout the region, allowing the Nanzan schools to forge ever-closer ties with the local community through their educational and research activities and their contributions to society.

To learn more about Nagoya click HERE.

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.   

Japanese & English

Students can choose to live in either a dormitory or homestay option. Click this LINK to read more about your housing options. 

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  BGSU health/travel insurance daily rate and details can be found on the Education Abroad Safety, Security & Health web page
*Fees listed are estimates and are subject to change at any time


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

Akiko Jones, Director of Asian Studies, Senior Lecturer
110 Shatzel Hall 

Education Abroad, International Programs and Partnerships
301 University Hall