Aichi Shukutoku University (ASU) offers students the opportunity to experience the Japanese 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.
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.
- 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
Students accepted into the UNC Wilmington study abroad program with Aichi Shukutoku University will receive credit toward their degree requirements for most majors. Areas of study taught in English include communication and media studies, journalism, social sciences, recreation, psychology, creative writing, and human services. 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.
Academic Year Dates
Late September to Early August
Fall Semester Dates
Late September to Late January
Spring Semester Dates
Early April to Early August
This program is available as an Exchange:
- Exchange - This 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 https://uncw.edu/international/abroad/aid.html.