Application Deadline & Fee

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Program Dates

May 8, 2018 - June 13, 2018 (5 weeks)

Program Details

Immerse yourself in the language and culture of Japan. With five weeks in this beautiful country, students will get the opportunity to listen and speak Japanese in real life situations. Experience how traditional and modern Japanese cultures are interwoven in the daily life of the local people, all while seeing the differences and similarities between American and Japanese culture.

We stay in Nagoya and study Japanese culture and language for a month. During our stay in Nagoya we visit Japanese preschools, universities and rest homes, and interact with Japanese people in different age groups and activities with them. Several instructors from local universities are invited to classes and students participate in hands-on activities. On weekends , we have daytrips selected historical sites, theaters, and museum s in Nagoya and nearby cities.

After our stay in Nagoya we have a one-week trip to selected cities including but not limited to Hiroshima, Nara, Kyoto and Tokyo. Nagoya is the fourth largest city in Japan yet small enough to move around safely and comfortably. It has efficient transportation systems and students can explore the city by them selves during their free time. There are important historical and religious sites such as the Nagoya Castle and Atsuta Shrine, as well as world-renowned industries such as Toyota Motors and Noritake Ceramics in Nagoya and nearby cities.

Program Sites:

  • Nagoya
  • Gifu
  • Tokyo
  • Nara
  • Kyoto
  • Hiroshima

Anticipated Curriculum

*Students are expected to take one or two courses while on this study abroad.

JPNS 251G  Introduction to Japanese Culture and Society
(Prerequisite - None listed)

LANG 291R Independet Study
(Prerequisite - None listed)


*University Advanced Standing - 24 credits completed, GPA 2.0 or higher MAT 1030 and ENGL 2010 or equivalent.

Program Requirements*

Must be 18 years of age at the time of departure

Minimum G.P.A.: 2.5

Prerequisite Course: JPNS 1010

Physical requirements: Walking to and from classes, at historical sites, museums, walking all day during day trips. Train and bus rides, up to 3 hours. A short boat ride.

*Accessibility services vary from country to country. Contact the Office of Global Engagement if you require such services.

Estimated Program Fee*

Fee covers in-country housing and transportation, excursions and program side-trips, breakfasts and dinners in Nagoya, international insurance.


*This cost is tentative and based on the current exchange rate and program plans. This cost may be updated due to exchange-rate fluctuations or program changes. This program receives funding from the Office of Engaged Learning Chinese Initiative Funds to subsidize program cost.

Additional Estimated Costs

UVU tuition ($165 per credit hour)
Roundtrip international airfare (approx $1200)
Meals (approx $650)
Discretionary spending (approx $300)
Visa Processing (approx $180)
Passport (approx $135)
All students are required to pay a $75 application fee for all Study Abroad programs.

Tuition Waivers

Please contact the UVU Benefits Office for more information. In certain instances, tuition waivers may not apply for an international program.

Financial Aid & Scholarships

Pell Grants and Federal Insured Student Loans may be applied to the program, based on eligibility. Applicant must have a current FAFSA form on file at the Financial Aid Office (BA 105) and complete all necessary application forms for financial aid.

Program Director

Yasuko Saito

Yasuko Saito

Lecturer of Japanese

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Travel Report

Students are strongly encouraged to read the U.S. State Department’s country information webpage for the most up-to-date information on travel advisories, entry, exit, and visa requirements, safety, security, health, and other important travel factors.