Located in central Japan along the Pacific coast, the city of Nagoya has a population of 2.3 million people, making it the country’s third largest metropolitan area. It is a hub for Japanese business and industry and, therefore, a vital part of the country’s economic strength. Corporate offices, manufacturing plants and research and design centers, as well as over 100 global enterprises are headquartered in the Greater Nagoya area. Nagoya boasts an advanced urban infrastructure with a network of 6 subway lines, 3 railway companies and convenient bus lines that enable easy travel throughout the city. Downtown Nagoya (Sakae) is a fifteen minute subway ride from the Nagoya University campus. By Shinkansen bullet train, Tokyo is only 1.5 hours away while Kyoto is 40 minutes. Nagoya incorporates a vibrant urban setting and unique cultural heritage located within a pleasant natural environment. The city is surrounded by mountains and sea providing outdoor and cultural activities throughout the year. Off-campus, students can enjoy diverse experiences including: sampling regional cuisine (such as kishimen, misonikomi udon noodles, miso-katsu), discovering hidden traditional streetscapes and visiting historical sites such as Nagoya Castle and Atsuta Shrine.
The Nagoya University Short-Term Japanese Language Program (NUSTEP) offers two week of intensive Japanese classes. Participants will join specialized lectures by faculty and visit some of the laboratories on campus. We aim to promote a greater understanding of Japanese culture and society. The program also provides various on and off-campus activities such as cultural excursions, field trips, exchanges and discussions with Nagoya University students. All participants will receive a certificate upon completion of the program.
Summer 2016: July 7 – July 21
Spring 2017: February 9 – February 23
Program Capacity : 30 Students per program period
1. Applicants should be currently enrolled as a degree-seeking undergraduate student in Universitas Gadjah Mada
2. Applicants should have an intermediate level of Japanese proficiency (JLPT N2/N3 or CEFR A2/B1).
· Japanese language classes (Intermediate)
· Laboratory visits
· Specialized lectures
· Career exploration workshop
· Japanese company visit
· Cultural excursions
· Field trips
· Exchange and discussions with Nagoya University students
Housing: International Residence, Nagoya University
50,000 JPN YEN (includes housing and insurance for the period of the program) *Participants are responsible for travel expenses to/from Nagoya and expenses such as food and daily necessities.