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Japan: Chubu Summer Study Abroad

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Program Type

  • OHIO Credit

Academic Focus

  • Language and Area Studies

Program Feature

  • Language Immersion


  • Japan

Program Term

  • Summer

For more information, contact:

Chris Thompson
Program Director 
Department of Linguistics 
Gordy Hall 351
Tel: 740-593-0666

Alexis Voisard
Program Coordinator, Office of Global Opportunities

Apply for this OHIO Credit

***For Summer 2024 - Students who apply by the program deadline AND participate in the program, will automatically receive a $250 grant during the term of travel.***


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 study abroad program at Chubu, is a direct credit language intensive group program. An OU faculty designed international experience, students participate in planned group activities, have an OU alum to assist during their time in Japan and and navigate cultural challenges. Students will be evaluated on the materials they submit and may have interviews on case by case basis.

There is also an Exchange program with Chubu University for students looking for a longer experience.

Living Arrangements 

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.

Program Dates 

Program dates vary depending on term and program type. Dates below are tentatives and subject to change.

  • Summer 2024:  May 27, 2024 to August 3, 2024


Students can earn up to 6 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


The program fee for this program includes: Student accommodations, group flight, airport transfers, welcome and farewell dinner and international medical health insurance. 

In addition to the program fee, students should plan for 6 credit hours of tuition*, administrative fee, and out-of-pocket costs. Below is the student budget worksheet for this program, which outlines these costs.  

Chubu Study Abroad program - Summer 2024

Items that are not related to the program (ie. additional entertainment, souvenirs, extra travel, contingency funds) are not included in the cost estimates provided and should be budgeted for separately.  


  • Non-resident surcharge waived for the credit hours associated with this program. 
  • If you are nominated to this program, you will be required to pay a deposit to confirm your participation. The deposit is a down payment on the total costs to be billed by OHIO and is determined by the total cost of the program. 

Looking for Funding Opportunities? 

***For Summer 2024 - Students who apply by the program deadline AND participate in the program, will automatically receive a $250 grant during the term of travel.***

More information on financial aid and scholarships can be found on our funding pages.

Eligibility and Requirements 

Applicants must have at least one year of college Japanese or the equivalent and possess a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA.

Applicants are required to submit: 

  • A copy of their DARs
  • A personal statement - Contact Program Director Chris Thompson for guidance.
  • 2 letters of reference - Letters of reference should not be from Japanese instructors. 

Students who will be on probation at any point during the program for a conduct offense that took place less than a calendar year from the program start date may not study abroad. Read the entire conduct policy 

This program accepts NON-OHIO students. For more information about this process visit the Non-OHIO student page.   

Participants must have a at least a high school diploma or the equivalent (e.g. GED) by the start date of the program to be considered for eligibility.  Students enrolled in College Credit Plus (CC+) are not eligible for study away programs.

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 or reside in the country.

U.S. citizens  will not  need a visa or other special document to enter the country for the length of this program. 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 this program. 

For more specific visa related information, please visit OGO’s   Visa Information Page 

Information for  Non-U.S. citizens