UAF offers both exchange and study abroad options for Japan.
Because of the high demand for exchange placements, we have a priority deadline application process for these placement requests. The deadline is November 1 for the following academic year placements. Some universities may be available after the priority deadline, but options will be limited. Even if you are not a Japanese Studies major, we recommend you complete your application for exchange placement before the priority deadline to ensure you get equal consideration for placement (as many campuses are no longer available after the priority deadline).
Study Abroad options are those programs offered through a program provider. Deadlines are later for these programs. Study abroad applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, so it is recommended to complete the provider application at the same time as the UAF application, as admission is first come first serve.
Short-Term Exchange Program (HUSTEP) *This program is not recommended for Japanese Studies majors
Japanese Language and Culture Studies (JLCS)
Hokkaido University of Education (HUE)
5 possible campuses in Hokkaido:
Iwamizawa (ONLY FOR MUSIC MAJORS)
Asahikawa (near-native Japanese fluency required)
Kushiro (near-native Japanese fluency required)
Nagoya Gakuin University (NGU)
Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture
Osaka Gakuin University (OGU)
Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture
Direct Enrollment Exchange Program (DEEP)
International Program in Liberal Arts (IPLA)
Junior Year Program in English (JYPE) *This program is not recommended for Japanese Studies majors
Study Abroad Options:
Akita International University (with KEI Abroad)