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Exchange Programs in Japan

Exchange Programs with Japanese Universities:

  • Excellent opportunity to expand your horizon
  • Highly recommended for Japanese Major & I&IT Major students
  • Study mainly Japanese Language, Culture and your major subject in English if is offered.
  • Can transfer works taken in Japan to Clemson credits

Chukyo University (Nagoya, Aichi)

a street shot of the main building of Chukyo  University

Chukyo University is a private university located in Aichi, Japan. Exchange students from Clemson University receive fully subsidized housing while abroad. The university offers courses in Japanese language as well as many courses in English, including history, business, communications, and cultural studies. 

a photo of a room with people sitting around round tables. Help is always available in the community space for international studentsHelp is always available in the community space for international students.

a photo of four people standing together outside the international center: Clemson faculty and staff from Chukyo University holding Clemson orange tiger paw flags. Friendly staff in International Center of Chukyo UniversityFriendly staff in International Center of Chukyo University

  • Offering free housing for Clemson exchange students – will be evaluated on a yearly basis
  • JASSO Scholarship

Chukyo University Exchange Program
Chukyo University Fact Sheet

University of Fukui (Fukui, Fukui) 

A street shot of the main building of Fukui University

Fukui University: Fukui is situated in the central part of Japan, facing the Sea of Japan. Because of its location, Fukui has been a gateway to and from Asian countries through which there have been cultural exchanges since ancient times. Fukui is geographically close to Kyoto, the ancient capital of Japan, which had been the center of culture for more than one thousand years since 794. While studying at Fukui, Clemson students have two options based on the Japanese Language Proficiency. Beginning to Intermediate students can study Japanese language and Japanese affairs, as well as courses in English. Courses in English are offered in Culture and Society, Mechanical Engineering, Architecture and Civil Engineering. Electric Engineering, Computer Science, Intelligent Systems, as well as Physical and Chemical Engineering. Students with a higher proficiency in the Japanese language are invited to enroll in the university as a regular student and attend courses with their Japanese counterparts. 

three student volunteers around a rectangle table in the community space for international students Japanese student volunteers host events in the community space for international students.

a group of staff from International Affairs Division of Fukui University with Clemson faculty holding a Clemson flag.Friendly staff in International Affairs Division help exchange students with all matters

  • Scholarships available

University of Fukui Exchange Programs
University of Fukui Fact Sheet

Nagoya University of Foreign Studies (Nagoya, Aichi)

a street shot of Nagoya University

The University is located in Nisshin, a suburb of Nagoya. With a population of about 2.2 million, Nagoya plays a central role in industry, commerce, and transportation in the Chubu area. The city of Toyota, famous as the headquarters of the Toyota Automobile Corporation, is also in close proximity to the university. The campus is surrounded by greenery, which ensures an ideal study environment for students. Students at all levels of Japanese language study can apply to Nagoya. Incoming students can participate in the Global Japan Program (Global Japan Studies courses and Japanese language courses). At NUFS the Global Japan Program schedule does not conflict with Clemson academic calendar—Semester 1 starts in April and ends in July, Semester 2 starts in September and ends in December.

a teacher is working with students in a Japanese classJapanese class

three Nagoya staff from the international Institute for Japanese Language Institute with a Clemson faculty holding a Clemson orange flagFriendly staff in the International Institute for Japanese Language Institute

  • JASSO Scholarship
  • NUFS Scholarship

Nagoya University of Foreign Studies website
Nagoya University of Foreign Studies Fact Sheet and Application Materials 

Clemson in Japan (Osaka, and a 2-week tour to various locations including Kyoto, Tokyo, Himeji, Kanazawa, and Shirakawa)

The program offers you an opportunity which combines stimulating and challenging academics with unforgettable social and cultural experiences both on Kansai University’s Minami-Senri campus conveniently located in Osaka and through the 2-week-long trip to the major cities and traditional places in Japan. Students will take culture and language courses to earn general education or disciplinary credits. Once you complete the first five-week session, you have an option of doing a four-week internship at a company in Osaka. Get ready for the adventure of a lifetime!

During the first summer session, students will enroll in 2 courses for 6 credit hours (3 credits in Japanese language at your level and 3 credits in JAPN4040 Cultural Studies in Japan). Students have the option to stay in Japan after the intensive language program to participate in an internship and earn 3 additional credit hours for LAIB 4000 or JAPN 4030. Only students who attend the first summer session are able to enroll in the second session.

This is a new program starting Summer 2020. Apply at

Kansai university campus
Kansai University
Inari Fushimi Shrine in Kyoto
Inari Fushimi Shrine in Kyoto
Shirakawa Village
Shirakawa Village
Nightlife in Osaka
Nightlife in Osaka