Global Education

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. Clubs range from basketball to tea ceremony to kendo to music to dancing.  No prior knowledge of Japanese is required.

Quick Facts

Location: Nagasaki (population: 500,000)

University: Nagasaki University (800 students)

Terms available: 

  • Fall (mid- September to late December)
  • Spring (late March to early August)

Minimum application requirements: 2.75 GPA and Sophomore status

Application deadlines:

  • Fall Term Abroad: March 15
  • Spring Term Abroad: May 15, the year prior

Visa Information: See the Visa Information: Japan page for detailed information.


Academic Program

The Nagasaki University of Foreign Studies is home to several cultural and international communications centers. 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). 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.

For a more detailed list of course offerings, please check out the Nagasaki course catalog.
To learn more about the university and life in Japan, visit the Nagasaki University website.


Credit for Semester Study Abroad

For High Point University to recognize the credits you complete abroad, you must earn 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 foreign 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.

Note: In order to satisfy General Education (Core) requirements, a course must earn a minimum of 3 credits. While HPU is able to accept a relevant course worth one or two credits, one and two credit courses earned from the Nagasaki University of Foreign Studies program will not satisfy your General Education requirements.

For More Information…

For more information, visit the Nagasaki University website or email a study abroad representative. To schedule an advising appointment, contact the Office of Study Abroad at (336) 841-9280.

Office of Global Education

Location: Cottrell Hall, Suite 142
Phone: +1 (336) 841-9280
Mailing Address:
High Point University
Office of Global Education
One University Parkway, Drawer 24
High Point, NC 27268  USA

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