Nagoya Gakuin University
Nagoya Gakuin University in Nagoya, Japan
Fall and Winter Terms
Founded by Methodist missionaries in 1887, the university has well-defined programs for international students. The Institute for Japanese Studies provides comprehensive student services, including extra-curricular and athletic clubs, food outlets, bookstores, internet, health services and easy access to Nagoya for cultural events and shopping. Nagoya Gakiun University runs a campus dormitory for international students with Japanese resident assistants.
Courses open to North Central College exchange students include: Japanese language (five levels), Japanese linguistics, history, business management, economics, literature and international relations. Other courses include Japanese intercultural communication, Japanese culture, badminton and karate.
Students have the chance to participate in field trips to historically rich places such as Ise Shrine, Iga Ninja Village and Mt. Fuji. Internships are also available for students with an intermediate/high level of Japanese.
Internships are available
Junior or senior standing, minimum one year of college-level Japanese, GPA 3.0 preferred.
Students are required to complete GLS 277 in the spring term prior to studying abroad in the fall.
Students usually earn 9-12 credits per term. All grades earned abroad affect students North Central College GPA when transferred back. Students cannot take courses pass/fail.
Please refer to the links below for more NGU academic information, as well as a list of NGU courses.
Note: Students must have courses pre-approved by North Central College prior to taking them abroad. If students change their course schedules while abroad, they must get this change approved. Some departments only permit students to take a certain number of courses that count toward their major abroad; by getting all courses pre-approved, this ensures that these courses will count towards their degrees.
Housing and Meals
Students live in international residences on campus or in pre-arranged apartments.
Meals: not included in program fees. Students prepare their own meals in a shared kitchen with their roommates.
Students pay North Central College tuition and room and board to the host institution. Students are personally responsible for paying airfare, health insurance, departure tax, books, extra personal travel and spending money, as these items are not included in room and board fees. North Central College financial aid does apply.
Last Updated: September 2016