Chukyo University is the ideal study abroad destination for those interested in an immersion experience. Students have an abundance of opportunities, both inside the classroom and out, to interact with Japanese classmates, improve language skills and experience real Japan. Whether it is participating in the campus-wide school festival or visiting the ice skating rink where Chukyo students train to become Olympic champions, students that attend this university are sure to have an experience of a lifetime.
Nagoya, Japan (pop. 2.3 million)
Language of instruction: Japanese
Student Enrollment: 13,290
English Course Offerings
Nagoya is a large, attractive industrial city on the Pacific coast, midway between Tokyo and Osaka.
The city campus has a high concentration of students, while the other campus is located just outside the city made famous as the home of Toyota, the automobile company.
Academic year or semester
ISEP-Exchange for International students.
ISEP-Exchange for US students.
Academic year: early September to late July; Semester 1: September to December; Semester 2: April to July.
School of Commerce; Computer and Cognitive Sciences
(computer science, cognitive science, media arts & sciences); Economics; Health and Sport Sciences
(sport science, health science); Humanities
(primarily responsible for first & second year instruction); Law; Letters
(Japanese literature, linguistic expressions); Management; Psychology; Sociology; World English
(English language & communication, British & American cultural studies).
Courses taught in English
2010-11 English Course List:
The Culture and Society of Japan, Japanese Culture and Art, International Business Theory, World Literatures in English, Foundations of Japanese Studies, Oral Communication, International Business, American Literature in the 20th Century, American Culture, British Social History
Courses for Graduate (Masters) Level
For upper-division and graduate students, Chukyo offers a variety of advanced courses in the fields of computer and cognitive sciences (media arts and web design are particularly strong), and media studies.
Housing and Meals
ISEP students are housed in single-occupancy rooms with private bath and kitchen in modern flats near Nagoya campus. No married student housing is available. A stipend is provided to purchase meals on campus or in town restaurants, or to cook meals in the room.
All important information will be provided in detail during the orientation session. This includes topics such as academic registration, transcript issuance, alien registration, National Health Insurance plan, housing and student life on and off campus. In addition, the ISEP coordinator carefully and individually advises each ISEP student concerning their planned course of study before the student registers.
It is not easy to settle into a new country or a new university. Therefore, at Chukyo University, student support tutors are happy to assist students. Support tutors will pick students up at the airport or train station, show them the way to campus and housing facilities, help them apply for their Alien Registration Card and give them a campus tours.
Students are encouraged to take part in the many extracurricular clubs open to all students. Most students also opt to take one or more courses in Health and Sport Sciences. Some examples of this are Kendo, Judo, Basketball, and Gymnastics. The Toyota campus hosts a wide variety of athletic facilities including an ice skating rink where Chukyo students trained to become Olympic champions.
Other activities available for students that are all included within the ISEP benefits include: (See here
for pictures and more information.)
Student Welcome Party
Chukyo University Festival
Experience Wearing a Kimono (female students)
Day trip to Nagoya Castle and Ohsu Kannon Temple
Overnight trip to Chukyo seminar house in Nagano
Overnight trip to Kyoto
Cherry blossom viewing at Tsurumai Park
Founded in 1954, Chukyo University is one of the largest private universities in central Japan and has two campus locations: Nagoya and Toyota. Facilities at both locations include a library, an audiovisual center, computer workshops and sports facilities. There are also research institutes for social science, artificial intelligence technology, small business and other fields.
programs allow students to participate in reciprocal exchanges with students at ISEP member institutions worldwide, while paying their home university tuition. Students attending US universities that are ISEP-Exchange members are eligible to apply for these programs at other international ISEP-Exchange member universities. Chances of placement vary by location.
programs allow students to enroll directly in a host institution abroad, instead of exchanging places with another student. Chances of placement are typically excellent for qualified applicants and some sites offer special academic programs and excursions. Students attending US universities that are either ISEP-Exchange members or ISEP-Direct members can participate in ISEP-Direct programs abroad.
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