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Japan: Chubu University Programs


Students who study at Chubu University will enjoy learning Japanese in a quiet, comfortable setting in a residential suburb of Japan’s third largest city, Nagoya. 

The program offers courses in Japanese to students at all proficiency levels. Students may also take field trips and excursions during their stay. Qualified extended-stay students who successfully complete one semester of full-time Japanese study in the fall may be eligible for internship opportunities and tutorial programs in Engineering, the Natural Sciences and Humanities during spring semester.

9/29/14- At least two Japanese television stations reported on the work that the OHIO students were doing to help areas affected by the Tsunami.

Program Types

Study Abroad : The study abroad program at Chubu, is a direct credit language intensive group program. An OU faculty designed international experience, students participate in planned group activities, have an OU alum to assist during their time in Japan and and navigate cultural challenges. Students will be evaluated on the materials they submit and may have interviews on case by case basis.

Exchange : The exchange program at Chubu is a selective reciperocal relationship between Ohio University students and Chubu university students. Each student will be selected and nominated for a limited number of spaces. This is a more independent experience in which the candidate should show the utmost maturity, professionalism and ability to operate autonomously, along with a solid grasp of Japanese language skills. There are optional experiences that may be added on to the exchange experience, please see Exchange Student Budget Worksheet below. Exchange candidates will be interviewed.


Both program types may overlap both in activities, housing and classes, at times. ALL participants must participate in the Orientation which will take place Mid-February to Late-April.

Program Length 

  • Yamada Kazuo short fall semester (mid Sept - late Dec) 
  • Full fall semester (mid Sept - early Feb)  
  • Spring semester (early April - mid Aug)

Eligibility and Selection Process 

Applicants must have at least one year of college Japanese or the equivalent and possess a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA. 

Students who will be on probation at any point during the program for a conduct offense that took place less than a calendar year from the program start date may not study abroad.  Click here to read the entire conduct policy.

Applicants must be matriculated OHIO students. Non-OHIO applicants must have successfully completed high school or its equivalent.

Application Deadline 

Priority Deadline: December 8

Final Deadline: January 15


Living Arrangements 

Students will live in double-occupancy rooms in an International Student Dorm on the Chubu University campus. Linens will be provided. 

The dorm includes kitchen facilities. Students can also order certain weekday meals from an outside caterer. When classes are in session, there is a wide array of cafeterias on campus 
offering many varieties of inexpensive meals.

Courses and Credits 

Chubu Study Abroad program :

Students can earn up to 16 credit hours from the following courses:

•    JAPN 2110,2120: Intermediate Japanese 
•    JAPN 3110,3120: Advanced Japanese 
•    JAPN 4110,4120: Fourth Year Japanese 
•    JAPN 3990: Special Studies

Chubu Exchange Program:

Exchange participants will enroll in Japanese language classes and credit will transfer back to Ohio University. Students will earn approximately 16-20 credit hours per semester at Chubu. 


Chubu Study Abroad program costs 2017-2018

Chubu Study Abroad program- Undergraduate Fall 2019

Chubu Study Abroad Program-Undergraduate Academic Year 2019-2020


Chubu Exchange program costs 2017-2018


Chubu Exchange program- Undergraduate Fall 2019

Chubu Exchange Program-Undergraduate Academic Year 2019-2020



Find out about scholarships, using your financial aid and more for this program.

Non-resident surcharge waived for this program.

Additional Information on Japan

To learn more about this study abroad destination, please visit the  CIA World Factbook

Health and safety 

Ohio University Office of Global Opportunities suggests you follow the  recommendations  of the Centers for Disease Control for healthy travel to your destination. Please familiarize yourself with these recommendations and requirements prior to applying to a program.

Refer to the  State Department site  for information related to safety and security at this destination.

Also refer to  International SOS  for information related to safety and security at this destination. To log in to the International SOS website, please use the OHIO membership IS: 11BCAS000010.

Requesting accommodation for disabilities

If you plan to participate in an Ohio University-sponsored study abroad program and wish to request accommodation, you should contact the  Office of Student Accessibility Services  to schedule an appointment to complete an  Global Opportunities Disability Accommodation Request Form. We recommend you do this as early as possible to allow sufficient time to determine what accommodations may be made for this program.

Entry and exit requirements

U.S. citizens are required to have a valid U.S. passport when traveling outside of the United States. If you plan to study or travel abroad in the next year,  apply for your passport  now. 

Some countries also require a visa to legally enter and reside in the country.  Entry and exit requirements for this country can be found  here. US citizens will need a visa or other special documents to enter Japan for up to 90 days. Please also note that visa requirements may vary if you plan to stay in the country longer than the program dates or travel to other countries during or after the program.  Please familiarize yourself with these recommendations and requirements prior to applying to a program.

For more specific visa related information please visit OGO's  Visa Information Page

Information for Non-US citizens can be found  here.  

For more information, contact:

Chris Thompson
Program Director 
Department of Linguistics 
Gordy Hall 351
Tel: 740-593-0666






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