Study Abroad Program Manager
Program sponsor: IES Abroad
Direct enrollment at the Center for Japanese Studies (CJS) at Nanzan University through IES Abroad offers independent students the opportunity to fully immerse themselves in Japanese culture and university life. Nanzan's CJS specializes in intensive Japanese language study as well as area studies courses taught in English and provides field trips to cities of cultural and historical importance as an integral part of the program.
18 years of age, 3.0 cumulative GPA or better on 4.0 scale; 3.0 GPA or better on 4.0 scale in Japanese language courses; sophomore, junior, or senior standing when program begins
1 year or the equivalent of college-level Japanese; enrolled in a Japanese course within the academic year prior to the program start date.
4 to 6 Northwestern units. Visit Registration & Credit to learn more about credit types and requirements, registration, and other considerations.
Homestay, off-campus university residence hall for international students or private off-campus co-op houses.
Homestay housing details vary by family but you will have a single room, and eat breakfast and dinner each day with your host family and can purchase lunch at student cafeterias on campus, or in restaurants in the area.
Nanzan University runs two international residence halls a short distance from campus. Other residence halls (private) are located throughout Nagoya and specifically designed for students and young professionals. All offer single bedrooms with shared common spaces and bathrooms. Meals are not provided, but you will have access to a common kitchen.
Privately managed, single-sex co-op houses include facilities specifically designed for students and young professionals. All have private rooms and shared bathrooms with communal showers on each floor. Students pay for electricity in some of the privately managed residence halls and the co-ops.
Those with particularly high commuting costs receive a monthly stipend to help defray transportation expenses.
Study abroad program costs vary widely and may be more or less expensive than studying at Northwestern. Review the comparison.
This section outlines some of the billing and financial arrangements for affiliated IES Abroad programs, and is intended as a guide to help you navigate the financial aspects of your study abroad process. You should always refer to your program materials for the most current information and instructions.
After you are accepted to an IES program, you will be required to pay a deposit directly to IES to confirm your participation on the program. It is your responsibility to pay the deposit; Northwestern cannot pay or waive deposits for affiliated programs.
Your Northwestern invoice will be issued through CAESAR on the regular quarterly schedule, and will include only your IES tuition and the NU study abroad fee. Refer to your program materials for the most current cost information.
If you receive financial aid and/or loans, these funds will continue to apply directly to your CAESAR account.
If you use the Northwestern 9PAY plan, you may continue to use 9PAY for your NU-billed study abroad expenses, but you should request a study abroad 9PAY estimate to have your plan set up appropriately.
You will receive a separate invoice from IES for your housing and insurance abroad. It is your responsibility to pay IES directly by their deadline.
Additional fees may apply for certain courses, housing add-ons, field trips, or other optional items related to your program. If applicable, you are responsible for paying any supplemental fees directly to IES.