About the Program
The Nagoya Program is a cooperative program between Cazenovia College and Nagoya Gakuin University (NGU). Participating students will take classes at NGU's downtown campus. Due to an exchange agreement with Cazenovia College, all NGU credits transfer automatically to Cazenovia College and the curriculum is designed to ensure that students do not fall behind in most academic programs by participating.
This international study experience takes place during the fall semester and is designed primarily for students who are in their junior year, though students who are seniors can also participate. The program is selective and students must complete an application process. The Japan Program is subject to sufficient student interest and other factors that might affect the student experience abroad.
Participating students remain registered as Cazenovia College students and take fifteen credits worth of classes through NGU's Institute for Japanese Studies. Language and culture classes are required of all participants but additional classes will be chosen from a list. Japanese Language is taught in Japanese but all other classes are taught in English. Courses taken during this program fulfill Major course requirements, General Education requirements or electives.
Cazenovia College juniors or seniors who have achieved a 3.0 or higher cumulative GPA are encouraged to apply. Junior and seniors who have achieved a 2.75 to 2.99 cumulative GPA will be given consideration as applicants. All participants must have taken at least two semesters of college-level Japanese or demonstrated comparable proficiency in an approved exam.
Cost and Aid
Students who participate will be required to purchase round trip airfare and travel insurance and pay a one-time program fee. All Cazenovia College scholarships, grants and other financial aid arrangements remain in place.
Housing and Dining
Participants will live in Nagoya Gakuin University's International Seminar House and will take lunches at the campus dining hall. Other meals can be prepared in kitchen facilities in the Seminar House.
Currently, a student visitor who is a U.S. citizen living in the U.S. is not required to have a visa to live in Japan if the duration of the stay will be less than 3 months.
Nagoya Gakuin University
Atsuta-ku, Nagoya City, 456-8612
U.S. Embassy in Japan jp.usembassy.gov/
U.S. Embassy Tokyo
1-10-5 Akasaka Minato-ku