Students who study at Chubu University will enjoy learning Japanese in a quiet, comfortable setting in a residential suburb of Japan’s third largest city, Nagoya.
The program offers courses in Japanese to students at all proficiency levels. Students also take field trips and excursions during their stay. Qualified extended-stay students who successfully complete one semester of full-time Japanese study in the fall may be eligible for internship opportunities and tutorial programs in Engineering, the Natural Sciences and Humanities during spring semester.
Fall semester participants also have the unique opportunity to visit northeast Japan and participate in volunteer work supporting the 2014 OHIO Tsunami Recovery Project in Iwate Prefecture.
9/29/14- At least two Japanese television stations reported on the work that the OHIO students were doing to help areas affected by the disaster. Click on the links below in order to watch the news broadcasts about the Ohio University students and the work they were doing. The broadcasts are in Japanese.
• Yamada Kazuo short fall semester (mid Sept - late Dec)
• Full fall semester (mid Sept - early Feb)
• Spring semester (early April - mid Aug)
Eligibility and Selection Process Applicants must have at least one year of college Japanese or the equivalent and possess a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA.
Students who have a judicial record and will be on probation for a judicial offense at any point during the program may petition to study abroad. Click here to read the entire judicial policy.
Applications for fall semester must be submitted by the end of fall semester the year before.
Applications for spring semester must be submitted by the end of spring semester the year before.
Students will live in double-occupancy rooms in an International Student Dorm on the Chubu University campus. Linens will be provided.
The dorm includes kitchen facilities. Students can also order certain weekday meals from an outside caterer. When classes are in session, there is a wide array of cafeterias on campus
offering many varieties of inexpensive meals.
Courses and Credits
Students can earn up to 16 credit hours from the following courses:
• JAPN 2110,2120: Intermediate Japanese
• JAPN 3110,3120: Advanced Japanese
• JAPN 4110,4120: Fourth Year Japanese
• JAPN 3990: Special Studies
To learn more about this study abroad destination, please visit the CIA World Factbook.
Health and safety
Ohio University Office of Global Opportunities suggests you follow the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control for healthy travel to your destination. Please familiarize yourself with these recommendations and requirements prior to applying to a program.
Requesting accommodation for disabilities
If you plan to participate in an Ohio University-sponsored study abroad program and wish to request accommodation, you should contact the Office of Disability Services (ODS) to schedule an appointment to complete an Global Opportunities Disability Accommodation Request Form. We recommend you do this as early as possible to allow sufficient time to determine what accommodations may be made for this program.
Entry and exit requirements
U.S. citizens are required to have a valid U.S. passport when traveling outside of the United States. If you plan to study or travel abroad in the next year, apply for your passport now.
Some countries also require a visa to legally enter and reside in the country. Entry and exit requirements for this country can be found here. US citizens will need a visa or other special documents to enter Japan for up to 90 days. Please also note that visa requirements may vary if you plan to stay in the country longer than the program dates or travel to other countries during or after the program. Please familiarize yourself with these recommendations and requirements prior to applying to a program.