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May 05th, 2021

Nagasaki University of Foreign Studies

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Semester Abroad
Nagasaki University of Foreign Studies
Nagasaki , Japan
Students in the Nagasaki program will complete coursework that complements, reinforces, and enhances the intercultural experience. Students are encouraged to participate in the university’s extracurricular activities that are organized by Japanese students. In addition, students learn about Japan and Japanese culture through living with a Japanese family, interacting regularly with a Japanese university student who serves as a language tutor, taking field trips and tours to significant historical and cultural sites, and participating in organized social events. No prior knowledge of Japanese is required.

The current NUFS campus, built in 1996, is located on the northern border of Nagasaki City and its suburb of Togitsu. Nagasaki, a city of about 500,000 people on the western island of Kyushu, is built around a natural harbor and climbs up the surrounding steep hills. The city boasts spectacular views and proximity to natural sights such as its rugged coastline, beaches, islands, volcanic mountains, and a national park. With easy access by streetcar and bus, Nagasaki is large enough to keep students busy on the weekends but small enough to run into friends on the street. Living in a homestay with a local family or alongside international students in the residence hall and participating in NUFS's excursions, activities, and events give students a variety of opportunities to build real relationships and connections in and around Nagasaki.
Program Fees
Tuition & Academic Fees
Standard HPU rates to be paid to HPU.
NUFS rates to be paid to NUFS.
Meals are self-catered.
Health & Safety Plan
At the time of publishing, the rate is estimated at $325 per semester, to be paid to HPU.
Additional Expenses
Students will be responsible for all travel, immigration, and personal and other expenses.
Nagasaki University of Foreign Studies
Nagasaki , Japan
Applications are due during the spring semester prior to the study abroad term.
Fall Semester Study Abroad:
- September through December
- Application Deadline: March 1

Spring Semester Study Abroad:
- March through August
- Application Deadline: May 1
2.75 GPA & Sophomore Status
Office of Global Education, Cottrell Hall, Suite 142
While students do not need any prior knowledge of Japanese, they will study Japanese language at the appropriate level (beginner to advanced) and take the remainder of their courses in English. During the term, students take 12-18 semester credits, including one Japanese language course at the appropriate level (4 credits), 3-4 Japan Studies courses (2 credits each), and 1-2 seminars in Traditional Japanese Arts (1 credit each).
Credit Transfer
For High Point University to recognize the credits you complete abroad, you must earn at least a grade equivalent to a C in the U.S. HPU will not accept credit for courses with grades of C– or below. Grades for all courses earned abroad are recorded on the international transcript. Credits are received by HPU as transfer credits, which means the credit is received but the grade is not. Your HPU grade point average will not be impacted positively or negatively by your study abroad courses.