This is an international exchange program based on an agreement between the Ohio State University and Nanzan University in Japan. One exchange student is selected each year to participate in this program. Students may register for any course offered by the Center for Japanese Studies. Students take Japanese language classes according to their level. They can also attend courses in Japanese and Asian culture, politics, economy, society, religions, literature and history, which are conducted in English.
Nanzan University is located in the rolling hills overlooking metropolitan Nagoya. As one of Japan's largest cities, Nagoya is the center of industry, information, culture and transportation in central Japan. The Greater Nagoya area is the home to over 7 million people.
Nanzan University is a private complex of educational establishments gathered under the organizational umbrella of what is known as Nanzan Gakuen. This educational complex consists of two women junior colleges and three junior and senior high schools, in addition to seven undergraduate schools, five graduate schools and three research institutes. The University was founded in 1949. Undergraduate enrollment is presently limited to around 8,300 students.
A variety of housing options are available to exchange students: homestays, private dorms, off-campus international halls of residence or renting an apartment.
Students are strongly encouraged to review the credit transfer process in full and to discuss their overall academic goals with their academic advisor(s) beforehand.
In order to be eligible to apply for this program, students must maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA, be Junior rank, have completed two years of college level Japanese at Ohio State at the time of application, successfully complete Japanese 2231 prior to departure, and meet OIA's General Eligibility Requirements and Conditions for Participation. All students will also be required to participate in on-campus pre-departure orientations organized by the Office of International Affairs.
Complete applications will include two letters of recommendation from recent instructors; the strong preference is for referees who can comment on an applicant's Japanese language abilities. The selection committee reserves the right to place applicants at the Japanese university that it feels is the most appropriate match for them. Nominated students will need to fill out additional documents for the host institution, by whom the final acceptance decision is made. Acceptance decisions generally follow in June or July.
Passports are required for every Ohio State education abroad program. For many study abroad destinations, passport information is required to apply for an entry visa early as 6 months prior to departure). For information about apply for a passport, go to travel.state.gov.
Ohio State students nominated to participate on an exchange will pay their regular tuition and fees to Ohio State. A fee for the required supplemental health insurance will also be included. In addition, these students are also responsible for arranging and paying for international airfare, room and board, and all other living or personal expenses. Students are advised that payments for room and board will be in the local currency.
If students withdraw or become ineligible any time eleven days after the acceptance notification, they will be held responsible for a cancellation fee. Please refer to OIA's Cancellation Policy.
Students who receive or are eligible to receive a Federal Pell Grant are encouraged to apply for the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program. This program is Gilman eligible. Interested students should first verify their existing award package and make an appointment with Student Financial Aid as needed. After researching the scholarship, students wishing to apply for the Gilman International Scholarship should be in touch with the listed education abroad coordinator to begin working on a competitive application.
Thursday, September 27 from 6-7:30 pm in Enarson Classroom Building 160
U.S. Department of State: travel.state.gov (travel advisories/country-specific safety information)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: cdc.gov/travel (pre-travel health guidance)
Ohio State reserves the right to change without notice any statement contained herein, concerning but not limited to rules, policies, tuition, fees, curricula and courses. In the event of a change to an existing U.S. Department of State Travel Advisory, CDC Travel Health Notice or other risk designated criteria, the Office of International Affairs reserves the right to cancel any program prior to departure or while in progress. Discrimination against any individual based upon protected status, which is defined as age, ancestry, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, HIV/AIDS status, military status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status is prohibited.
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NOTE: Program dates are tentative. DO NOT book travel until formally accepted by the partner and arrival information has been issued.