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  • Locations: Nagasaki, Japan
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Winter-Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: USAC 
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Winter-Spring 2022 10/01/2021 10/01/2021 03/15/2022 08/15/2022
Academic Year 2022-2023 03/15/2022 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Fall 2022 05/15/2022 05/15/2022 09/15/2022 12/15/2022

** Application materials may be reviewed prior to the program's application deadline. (Please note: if all of your boxes are checked-off, your application is complete.) In most cases, for applicants applying to programs led by PSU faculty, interviews and final selection will take place after the program deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
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Program Description:

Program OverviewUSAC Nagasaki

Nagasaki is situated on the extreme western point of the four main islands of Japan, on the northwestern side of the island Kyushu. The city is built around a natural deep harbor and the rest of the city winds around—and up and down—the more than 100 mountains in the city limits. Nagasaki has a unique history. It was the first place in Japan to have contact with the West beginning in the late sixteenth century and then was Japan's only port open to foreign trade for the 250 years of national seclusion during the Tokugawa era, until Japan re-opened in the mid-nineteenth century.

At roughly the same latitude as San Diego, California, and Charleston, South Carolina, Nagasaki enjoys a semitropical climate. Palm trees thrive and are part of the astounding beauty of the area, including numerous beaches and Unzen National Park with its geyser basins and hot springs resorts. It rarely snows or freezes during the mild winters, and few homes require central heating. Like Hiroshima, Nagasaki was devastated by the atomic bomb in 1945, but its present prosperity as a once again thriving port city is a testament to its citizens and their perseverance. As memorials, a one-legged torii gate and an arch near ground zero are about all that remain from the bombing, but the Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum, the Nagasaki International Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims, and the Peace Park serve as further reminders to visitors of the price and value of peace.

Program Focus

The Nagasaki program offers a curriculum that gives students a range of courses focused on Japanese society and culture, and is an ideal program for beginning-level language study or for non-intensive language study at all levels. Students are required to take a Japanese language course from the choice of six levels, beginning to advanced. Other courses are taught in English or simplified Japanese, including courses covering traditional Japanese arts. Native-speaking conversation partners are assigned as well for you to gain real experience practicing Japanese and make a new friend. You may choose to stay for a semester or a full academic year.



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Program Provider

USAC - University Study Abroad Consortium

Program Dates

Current USAC Calendar

Areas of Study

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This program is a good fit for the following majors:

  • Art
  • Asian Studies
  • Business
  • Culture
  • Film
  • History
  • Humanities
  • International Studies
  • Japanese
  • Management
  • Political Science


Students will earn between 18 - 27 quarter credits on a semester program.  For the academic year, students will earn between 36 - 54 quarter credits.

Language of Instruction 


Host Country Language 



Residence Hall, Homestay

Class Standing Eligibility

  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior

Minimum GPA Requirements

Undergraduate: 2.80

Must be in Satisfactory Academic Standing.

Program Fee

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PSU Fees

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Application Fee:
All applications include a $50 non-refundable fee due on the application deadline. Students who do not intend to complete a program application are required to withdraw before the deadline, otherwise, the $50 application fee will
be assessed to the students' account.