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Tokyo: Language Intensive at KUIS

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Sponsor: IES Abroad

Location: Makuhari, Chiba Prefecture, Japan


This full-immersion Japanese language program includes Japanese language classes at Kanda University of International Studies (KUIS), IES area studies courses, as well as an optional for-credit field placement opportunity.  The program also offers cultural activities, field trips and the Japanese student "ePals" program to help foster cultural integration.


  • Full Year
  • Fall
  • Spring

Term Notes: Spring Semester generally begins in late March, so students enroll for Winter Quarter at NU and finish final exams before departure. If students do not take Winter Quarter classes at Northwestern, they must enroll in at least 15 semester credits while abroad.


Admission Info:

To apply, Northwestern students must:

  1. Complete an NU Study Abroad Application by the appropriate deadline
  2. Complete an IES application by the program's deadline

Languages: Japanese, English

Language Requirements: 

3 semesters or the equivalent of college-level Japanese


Northwestern requires that all students are housed in home stays

Program Costs: 

Fall 2014: $30,640

Billed by Northwestern: $18,620

  • Tuition: $16,120
  • SAAF: $2,500

Estimated additional costs: $12,020

  • Housing: $5,380
  • Meals: $1,800
  • Airfare: $1,200
  • Local transportation: $650
  • Books & supplies: $300
  • Personal expenses: $2,200
  • IES & Japanese insurance: $345
  • HTH: $145