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  • Locations: Tsu, Japan
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: UNCW applicants only
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: English, Japanese Program Type: Exchange
Provider: Direct Partner Field of Study: Japanese, Language & Culture
Minimum GPA: 2.75 Class Standing: Junior, Senior, Sophomore
Advisor: Katrena Henderson
Program Description:
Program Description | Eligibility | Academic Details | Housing
Program Dates | Financial Details | More Information

Program Description

The University
Located in the center of Japan, Mie University offers students the opportunity to develop their Japanese language skills in a spectacular setting between mountains and the sea. The university is proactive in the areas of international research for the benefit of the global community. The university is also committed to promoting internationalization by expanding its international exchanges. With that in mind, Mie has designed this exchange program for students who wish to enhance their Japanese language skills and embrace Japanese culture.

The Surrounding Area
Located in Mie Prefecture, the university is nestled between the sparkling blue sea of Ise bay and lush, green mountains. The campus is within walking distance of both the bay and the Shitomo River. It is also in close proximity to several historic sites. Nearby, Ago Bay is well-known for its production of pearls, which are most famously harvested in Toba. Mie’s location on the Kii Peninsula provides opportunities for exploration to many neighboring cities, such as Kyoto, Osaka and Nagoya. Tokyo is 

Location..................................................................... Tsu, Japan
City Population ..............................................................292,600
University Enrollment........................................................7,500

Student Life
Mie provides students access to state-of-the-art amenities including libraries, auditoriums, and sporting facilities that offer activities such as baseball and track. Mie’s Center for International Exchange and Research Study Support Program pairs international students with Japanese student volunteers to foster communication skills, provide help with course work and create opportunity for cultural integration. Students can also opt to be matched with a local Japanese family for purposes of friendship and cultural exchange.


  • Degree-seeking student
  • At least sophomore standing at time of participation
  • Good judicial standing
  • 2.75+ GPA at time of application
  • Must be at least 18 years of age at time of participation

Academic Details

Students proficient in Japanese language who are accepted into the UNC Wilmington exchange program with Mie University will receive credit toward their degree requirement for most majors. The university offers a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate programs in areas that include bio-resources,  engineering, humanities, mathematics, and social sciences. Courses in these areas are taught fully in Japanese.

However, UNCW students may enroll in a full-time course load of Japanese language and cultural studies courses designed for students who are not fluent in the Japanese language. There are five language levels offered ranging from beginner through advanced.  Please make an appointment with the education abroad advisor for Japan to discuss Mie's course offerings and credit transfer process. 


Most UNCW students who study at Mie will live in the international dormitories, which are conveniently located in close proximity to academic buildings. Your floor-mates will be other international students. Meals are available on campus at a variety of student cafeterias. 

Program Dates

Academic Year Dates
Early October to Early August

Spring Semester Dates
Mid April to Early August

Financial Details

Program Cost
This program is available as an Exchange which means you pay your regular tuition and fees to UNCW, and your room and board costs abroad.

There will be additional costs for international airfare, passport, visa, health insurance, and local transportation. Please meet with the education abroad advisor for Japan to discuss your program budget and options.  

Financial Aid and Scholarships
Federal and state financial aid may be applied towards this program. Even if you are normally ineligible for financial aid, you should submit a financial aid application (FAFSA). You may find that you are eligible for additional funding. 

UNCW students may also apply for a UNCW Education Abroad Grant and additional study abroad scholarships. Grant applications and additional information are available at international/abroad/aid.html.

More Information 

This program is currently not accepting applications.