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USAC Japan: Nagasaki (Semester/Yearlong) - Japanese Language, Society, and Culture

University Studies Abroad Consortium (USAC)

Nagasaki’s unique layers of history, vibrant culture, and arts provide a rich setting in which to live and study Japanese language and culture. It was the first place in Japan to have contact with the West beginning in the late 16th century and was Japan’s only port open to foreign trade for 250 years. The Nagasaki program is ideal for students wanting to immerse themselves fully in the study of Japanese language, society and culture in an intimate, small-campus environment. The city of Nagasaki surrounds a natural harbor and winds around—and up and down—more than 100 mountains. It is considered one of the most beautiful port cities in the world. The nearby Unzen National Park boasts geyser basins and numerous hot springs. Nagasaki’s climate is great for outdoor sporting activities, including hiking, surfing, and windsurfing.

Program Highlights:

  • Enjoy a small campus environment and welcoming community of Japanese and international students eager to explore language and culture.
  • Choose from eight levels of Japanese language and a range of society and culture courses taught in English or take your language studies to the next level with optional courses in Kanji, grammar, reading, and more.
  • Practice your language and make friends with a Japanese conversation partner, who will help you adjust to your new home and introduce you to Japanese culture.
  • Immerse yourself in the local culture by living in homestays with Japanese families.



  • Japanese
  • Culture

Application Procedure:

USAC welcomes students from any US college or university who:

  • Are at least 18 years old at the time of application and who will be enrolled in a university degree-seeking program while they are abroad.
  • Have a grade point average of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
  • Are in good academic, disciplinary, and community standing.
  • Meet any additional pre-requisites of the program to which they are applying.

Visit our How to Apply page to learn more:

University Studies Abroad Consortium (USAC)