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Nagasaki, Japan Academics

To apply, you must be a currently enrolled, degree-seeking undergraduate UW-Eau Claire student. You need to be in good standing (academic, financial and conduct) and have a cumulative GPA of 2.8. You must maintain enrollment and continue to meet the academic standing and GPA requirements the semester prior to departure. You may apply as a freshman but must have at least sophomore standing when the program begins. No previous Japanese language study is required.

You will take 12-16 semester credits, including:

- 1 Japanese language course at the appropriate level (4 credits)

- 3-4 Japan studies courses (2 credits each)

- 1-2 seminars in Traditional Japanese Arts (1 credit each).

The Japanese studies classes vary only slightly from year to year; however, the specific classes to be offered in a given semester are only determined a few months in advance. Visit the NUFS website for course information. Sample course offerings are listed below:


Many courses you can take at Nagasaki have already been evaluated for UW-Eau Claire credit. To find courses that have been evaluated for Nagasaki, you will go to the Transfer Wizard site here:

  • Choose Japan, then click "Search"
  • Click on the link Nagasaki Coll of Foreign Lang that appears
  • Click "Search" again. All Nagasaki courses that have been evaluated for UWEC credit will appear in alphabetical order by the Nagasaki "School Course Number."
  • If the Nagasaki course does not appear on the list, it has not yet been evaluated for UWEC credit

Please keep in mind that this is a historical record of past course equivalences. There is no guarantee that the same courses will be offered in the future, or that they will be offered during the term in which you are abroad

For students in catalog years through 2015-2016, this program fulfills the Foreign Culture requirement upon successful program completion. The requirement is not automatically applied: please email Degree Review at after completion of the program to update your degree audit. (Students earning a B.A., B.F.A. or B.M degree in the College of Arts & Sciences cannot use study abroad to fulfill their foreign language/foreign culture requirement. See the university catalog for details.)

For students in catalog years 2016 and later, this program can fulfill an integrated learning (I1) requirement upon completion of the integrated learning assignments.  Email  for details.

You may attend for fall or spring semester, or the academic year. Note that dates follow the traditional Japanese university calendar. Fall semester runs from late September to early February, however, students studying in the fall have the option for an early assessment, which would allow them to leave in late December. This option is only available for fall students. Spring semester runs from late March to early August.

updated 7/12/16/cc

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