Study in Japan!
Nagasaki University of Foreign Studies was founded in 1945. The school’s motto is “to foster mutual understanding between nations and their peoples by the study of languages and cultures.” It is to this end that the JASIN program caters to non-native students, with the focus on Japanese society and culture.
LocationNagasaki is situated on the extreme western point of the four main islands of Japan, on the northwestern side of the island Kyushu. The city is built around a natural deep harbor and the rest of the city winds around—and up and down—the more than 100 mountains in the city limits. Nagasaki has a unique history. It was the first place in Japan to have contact with the West beginning in the late sixteenth century and then was Japan’s only port open to foreign trade for the 250 years of national seclusion during the Tokugawa era, until Japan re-opened in the mid-nineteenth century.
- Fall Semester: Mid September to Early February (Fall only students will be able to depart late December)
- Spring Semester: Late March to Late July
Most study abroad students stay with host families. The age and makeup of the host family and their apartment, condominium, or house vary; however, all hosts are chosen because they hope to introduce you to aspects of Japanese culture and assist you as you try to learn their language. Nagasaki University of Foreign Studies has an on-campus residence hall, Ampelos, for Japanese and international students to live and learn together.
Program CostsPaid to Appalachian State
|1USAC Tuition||See USAC|
|2OIED Program Development Fee||$200|
|Intl Health Development Fee||$60|
2The OIED Program Development Fee will be placed on students’ accounts upon acceptance by the Education Abroad Office. The fee payment confirms your spot and is non-refundable.
Estimated Additional Costs
|Housing||See USAC||See USAC|
|Airfare||$1400 - $2200||$1400 - $2200|
|Meals||$900 - $1500||$3400 - $5000|
|1Personal Expenses||$800 - $1600||$1800 - $3300|
|Books and Materials||$150 - $250||$350 - $550|
|Japanese Health Insurance||$120||$240|
|Local Transportation||$250 - $600||$500 - $1200|
|Visa (for US Citizens)||$0||$0|
|2US Based Health Insurance||Varies||Varies|
|3Personal Travel and Spending||$1000 - $2000||$2000 - $4000|
2Students are encouraged to maintain a US based health insurance plan while abroad (to exempt out of AppState insurance students must follow the App exemption process - proving that they have insurance coverage for the entirety of the semester.
3Personal Travel and Spending amounts will vary by student and will be affected by how often a student goes out, travels, and the items they purchase.
Please note that non-billable costs are estimates only and will be affected by personal spending habits, currency fluctuations, etc. Prices listed in USD unless otherwise noted.
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 Nagasaki program offers Japanese 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 Nagasaki 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 Nagasaki program will be required to enroll in 12-18 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.
How to ApplyApplications are accepted on a rolling basis and some programs may fill up before the listed deadline. Each year applications for Fall, Spring, and Summer will open up on August 1st. Once open the deadline will be listed below and an Apply Now button will be available at the top and bottom of this page. Most applications will have a 2 part application process so students are encouraged to complete their OIED application well before the listed deadline.
Students applying to a USAC program should complete the USAC application while also completing the Appalachian application.
For more information about deadlines and how to apply please visit our Guide Me webpage.
|Term||Year||App Deadline||OIED Approval Date||Start Date||End Date|
|Spring Semester||2021||09/15/2020 **||Rolling Admission||TBA||TBA|
** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.