Programs : Brochure
- Locations: Hiroshima, Japan
- Program Terms: Academic Year
- Homepage: Click to visit
- Program Sponsor: USAC
The Hiroshima University Study Abroad Program (HUSA) offers the opportunity to study five levels of Japanese language, from beginning to advanced, at one of the most prestigious schools in Japan and is ideal for students with intermediate or advanced level of proficiency. A range of other courses taught in English from the Departments of Applied Biological Sciences; Arts and Sciences; Education; Engineering; or Economics are also available.
The residence hall is a short walk from campus in a beautiful, naturally wooded area. Each furnished room has a telephone, air conditioning, and private toilet and washbasin. Kitchens, showers, and coin-operated washers and dryers are shared. Kitchens are equipped with refrigerators and gas-ranges but residents will need to bring or purchase kitchen utensils. Each floor has a common lounge that can be used for socializing and relaxing. Housing fees are government-supported and extremely affordable.
|1USAC Tuition||See USAC|
|2OIED Program Development Fee||$200|
|Airfare||$1400 - $2200|
|Meals||$3400 - $5000|
|1Essential Living Expenses||$1800 - $3300|
|Books and Materials||$350 - $550|
|Japanese Health Insurance||$240|
|Local Transportation||$50 - $200|
|Visa (for US Citizens)||$0|
|2Appalachian Student Health Insurance||$2220|
|Estimated Total Additional Expenses|
|3Personal Travel and Spending||$2000 - $4000|
Students are encouraged to start planning for their study abroad program costs well in advance. Please use the Student Financial Planning Worksheet to help estimate your anticipated expenses and your anticipated financial resources. When planning for estimated additional costs students are encouraged to research currency conversion rates.
The majority of financial aid and scholarships can apply to semester and year-long study abroad programs. For more information please visit the Office of Student Financial Aid web page.
USAC offers a variety of scholarship opportunities for students. Scholarship awards range from $500 to $1000.
Each semester OIED offers a variety of different scholarship opportunities for students. Scholarship awards range from $500 to $2000.
Benjamin A Gilman Scholarship
The Gilman Scholarship Program application is open to U.S. citizen undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study and intern abroad programs worldwide.
Fund for Education Abroad
Applicants from groups underrepresented in study abroad and those destined for non-traditional locations are given preference, in an effort to make the demographics of U.S. undergraduates studying abroad reflect the rich diversity of the U.S. population.
For information about additional scholarships please visit our External Scholarships web page.
The USAC Hiroshima program offers intensive language courses along with electives taught in English and Japanese. For more information about the courses and structure of the program please visit the USAC Hiroshima website.
All students are expected to maintain at least the equivalent of a full time course load according to Appalachian State and the host university while abroad (whichever is greater). Students participating on the Hiroshima program will be required to enroll in 12-16 credits per semester. For more information about study abroad enrollment policies, credit approval, and credit and grade conversions please visit the Academics section of our website.