IES Abroad: Nagoya Direct Enrollment - Nanzan University

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Tradition meets modernity in the thriving Japanese city of Nagoya. Countless cultural traditions began in Nagoya and have been passed down through generations—the city is referred to as Geidokoro, a center for art and culture. Don’t miss the ritua... read more

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A student studying abroad with IES Abroad: Nagoya Direct Enrollment - Nanzan University
Not only did I learn much more about Japanese and it's practical application, but also I learned a lot more about Japanese/world cultures and societies. It was definitely worthwhile. - Pennsylvania State University - University Park / Penn State View Entire Review
September 17, 2017 Spring Semester In Nagoya!
I learned a lot about myself and how I react in situations where I feel uncomfortable. Abroad helped me grow a lot and deepened my appreciation for my support network. - Bates College View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with IES Abroad: Nagoya Direct Enrollment - Nanzan University
My Japanese improved to the point that I am now minoring in it, so this experience was incredible for my language skills! - George Washington University View Entire Review
August 25, 2016 Life Changing!
I learned how to be more independent from my solo travels and I believed this experience was worthwhile because it gives students the chance to live in a foreign country and understand their culture on a deeper level while being immersed. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with IES Abroad: Nagoya Direct Enrollment - Nanzan University
This was probably the most worthwhile decision of my life. I got to experience a different country, make new friends, and gain a better appreciation for my own home country. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
July 28, 2016 Life In Japan
I learned a lot about what it is like to live in Japan as a resident rather than a tourist. I will use this information in the future when I am applying for jobs overseas. - Mount Holyoke College View Entire Review
I improved my language abilities greatly during staying with host family and studying in Nanzan and passed N1 level in Japanese Language Proficiency Test. Field trips were great, and dinners provided were just beyond my expectation! The courses provided by Nanzan were satisfying that Japanese Traditional Art was offered, which I... - Mount Holyoke College View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with IES Abroad: Nagoya - Nanzan University
I gained a better perspective of the every day life of the Japanese and how tradition and culture are integrated into modern day life. I also improved in my Japanese listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills to a 3rd semester level. From what I academically and culturally learned to the friendships I made with local, inte... - Brandeis University View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with IES Abroad: Nagoya - Nanzan University
Past Review Leaps And Bounds
I don't think I could have picked a better program for my needs. Apart from extensive improvement in my language skills, I gained greater insight into the daily life and culture of Japan. I found it easier to interact with local residents the more my language skills improved, and my confidence improved greatly. I gained many fri... - University of Redlands View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with IES Abroad: Nagoya - Nanzan University
I gained a lot of self confidence. Although I had a host family to help me, I had to do a lot of things on my own, including navigating a new city and mastering a new language. It was definitely worthwhile. - Santa Clara University View Entire Review
Past Review A Year In Japan
I learned that knowing English is a privilege and sometimes even being American is a privilege. English is everywhere. White people are loved everywhere. Brown and black people tend to be ignored. Sure, I guess. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I gained experience living independently. It was worthwhile. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I learned a lot about myself, daily lifestyle of the Japanese, and a lot of Japanese. I gained many memories, experiences, and a family. It was most definitely worthwhile. - Austin College View Entire Review
Aside from drastically improving my Japanese, I grew so much as a person and gained a lot more confidence. - Rochester Institute of Technology View Entire Review
February 17, 2017 The Total Package
I was really looking to improve my speaking ability and learn more about the culture, as I am half Japanese. The experience really opened my eyes to a new sense of self. - University of Rochester View Entire Review
When you define yourself by your skilled communication and articulacy, and are subsequently dropped in a country where you are illiterate, you have to find new ways to define yourself. I did, and it was the most insightful discovery I made. I also gained a ton of confidence speaking a foreign language, and a necessary foundation... - Washington State University View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with IES Abroad: Nagoya Direct Enrollment - Nanzan University
August 12, 2016 Insanely Amazing
Learning about history of how Japan was formed, making soba noodles from scratch, trying out pottery and calligraphy, walking through the Atomic Bomb museum in Hiroshima, eating fresh oysters and other delicacies of each visited city, befriending friends from Australia, Korea, Japan, China, Malaysia...I can't even count those en... - Tufts University View Entire Review
I learned how to live comfortably in another country very unlike my own and improved my Japanese skills. It was definitely a worthwhile experience. - Swarthmore College View Entire Review
February 14, 2016 Difficult, Yet Worth It.
I learn how to adapt into a new culture and become more independent as a result of being on my own for 3-4 months. You really have to take charge and learn quickly to keep up with the course work and simply errands which become a much more difficult because of the language barrier. Overall, I would say it's definitely worthwhi... - University of Minnesota - Twin Cities View Entire Review
I learned a lot about the language and about another culture, as well as about the lives of people who group up in other parts of the world that were also doing the program. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with IES Abroad: Nagoya - Nanzan University
Past Review Spring In Nagoya
This experience was definitely worthwhile. There were so many opportunities for me to meet new people and experience life in another culture. - Illinois Wesleyan University View Entire Review
This experience was so worthwhile that I cannot even imagine what my college experience would have been without it. I can't really imagine who I would have been as a person without this experience! It is very difficult to list all of the things that I learned and gained in a short paragraph. Studying abroad is an opportunity to ... - George Washington University View Entire Review
I definitely learned a lot about Japan. I thought I understood a lot of things about Japan before I left. I thought I understood the exclusivity and indirectness of the culture, among the many other attitudes that run beneath the surface of Japanese society. But there are a lot of things that you can't understand unless you go t... - Haverford College View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with IES Abroad: Nagoya - Nanzan University
I learned more of the Japanese culture by being immersed in it and was not as in love with it as I had imagined. It is hard to really join Japanese society because it is famous for being so closed off and resistant to change or influence. This is both good and bad as a foreigner because you get the sense that even those who move... - Macalester College View Entire Review
I learned a lot about Japanese culture and daily life. It was definitely worthwhile. - Haverford College in Pennsylvania View Entire Review

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Tradition meets modernity in the thriving Japanese city of Nagoya. Countless cultural traditions began in Nagoya and have been passed down through generations—the city is referred to as Geidokoro, a center for art and culture. Don’t miss the rituals and festivals that take place at temples and shrines throughout the Nagoya area.

Along with its cultural traditions, Nagoya is an important port city and industrial center. Major international businesses have a presence in Nagoya, including Toyota, Lexus, Mitsubishi Motors, Brother Industries, Boeing, and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries.

Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Program Length(s):
  • Fall
  • Spring
Instruction Language(s):
  • Japanese
  • English
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • Asian Studies
  • Japanese Studies
  • Japanese Language, Literature
Minimum GPA:
3.0
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