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  • Locations: Nagakute, Japan
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: UNCW applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2021 11/01/2020 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: English, Japanese Program Type: Exchange
Provider: Direct Partner Field of Study: Japanese, Language & Culture
Minimum GPA: 2.5 Class Standing: Junior, Senior, Sophomore
Advisor: Katrena Henderson
Program Description:
Program Description | Eligibility | Academic Details | Housing
Program Dates | Financial Details | More Information

The University
Aichi Shukutoku University (ASU) offers students the opportunity to experience Japanese the way of life though the Japanese Studies Program or courses taught in English. ASU seeks to nurture an international perspective and its convenient location allows students to explore some of Japan’s most popular destinations including Nagoya, Kyoto and Tokyo.

The Surrounding Area
ASU’s Nagakute Campus is conveniently located only 40 minutes from downtown Nagoya, 35 minutes from Kyoto, 1 hour from Osaka and 1.5 hours form Tokyo. Nagoya also offers numerous temples and shrines to explore and the Sakae entertainment district features a variety of cuisine and shopping to meet every need.

The Nagakute Campus is in a suburb of Nagoya, a home to a variety of museum’s (Toyota Commemorative Museum, Tokugawa Art Museum, Nagoya City Science Museum). Students can also visit Osu for ice skating, shopping, and the Osu Kannon castle.

Location............................................................ Nagakute, Japan
City Population.................................................................58,000
University Enrollment.......................................................8,000+

Student Life
Students are matched with Japanese student buddies upon arrival and have the opportunity to participate in field trips to historic locations like Kyoto and Nara. Unique courses offered through the Center for Japanese Language and Culture include Japanese movies, calligraphy and flower arranging.


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

Academic Details

Students accepted into the UNC Wilmington study abroad program with Aichi Shukutoku University will receive Japanese language and culture credit toward their degree requirements. Japanese Language study is offered at all levels. 

Courses credits vary between 1-3 credits for each course.  Students may need to combine courses in order to receive appropriate equivalency credit at UNCW. Please make an appointment with the education abroad advisor for Japan to discuss ASU's course offerings and credit transfer process. 


ASU International House (i-House) provides students with a new, modern living environment. The facilities feature furnished single rooms and shared spaced with kitchens, a study room, a living and dining room, mini lounges, and a laundry room on each floor. ASU does not offer student meal plans however,  i-House provides kitchen space for meal preparation. 

Program Dates

Academic Year Dates
Late September to Early August

Fall Semester Dates
Late September to Late January

Spring Semester Dates
Early 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

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