Semester or Year Long Exchange
Please note: Although most courses for this program are taught in English, at least one semester of college level Japanese Language is REQUIRED in order to be considered.
Kennesaw State University and Chukyo University in Nagoya, Japan have established a full-time, multi-year student exchange program. Each year, up to five students will be selected to participate based upon strong academic credentials from any discipline.
Chukyo University offers general education courses in English through the Japan Studies Program (JSP) and Japan Asia Studies (JAS). Students from Kennesaw State University to Chukyo University may also take Japanese language classes at the Japanese Language Institution at any level and courses offered in Japanese from the Faculty of Economics, Business Administration, Law, Letters, and Education.
Read what students from other institutions around the world have to say about the Chukyo University Exchange Program and their experiences here!
Students wishing to apply for this program will need to create an application profile with KSU by clicking "Apply Now," then contact Nicole Meanor at email@example.com (470-578-7629) to start your application to Chukyo University.
Program Dates (subject to change)
For Spring Semester:
KSU Application deadline: October 1st.
Spring Semester program dates: End of March - End of July (exact dates TBD)
For Fall Semester:
KSU Application deadline: March 1st.
Fall Semester program dates: September - Mid January (exact dates TBD)
Academic calendar available on Chukyo’s website here
Program Cost (subject to change)
Students are required to pay tuition and fees for a minimum of 12 credit hours.
To calculate your tuition costs, please refer to the Bursar’s website, or click the link to be directed to their Tuition & Fees page. (Students will be responsible for their own airfare, passport fees, meals, housing, transportation, and any additional charges incurred while on the program.)
A $150 nonrefundable administration fee is due at the time of application.
Please note: you will NOT be considered for this program until you have paid this fee!
For information regarding scholarship opportunities and applying financial aid towards your education abroad program, please see the Education Abroad website here.
Do you meet the eligibility criteria? Apply now!
Also, check Chukyo University’s website for additional scholarship opportunities available to students enrolled on this exchange program.
Students will stay in a private, controlled-access entry, apartment located close to the Chukyo University – Nagoya Campus (5 min by metro, 15 min on foot). Each room has a bed, mini-kitchen, microwave, desk, air-conditioner, and a bathroom with shower & bath. Free internet is also available in each room.
Each student must pay for rent and monthly electricity costs individually. The cost for rent is 400,000 for one semester (approx. $3500) or 650,000 yen for the academic year (approx. $5700). The cost for electricity is dependent upon each student's personal usage.
Safety & Security
The U.S Department of State offers excellent travel, health and safety information for specific countries. For up-to-date information on Japan, please visit:
The Center for Disease Control also provides useful information for travelers and a list of vaccinations and/or health concerns for specific countries:
Registering for courses
Students participating in the Chukyo University Exchange Program are required to register for a minimum of 12 credit hours.
Once you have been accepted to the program, you will need to set-up a meeting with the advisor for this program (Nicole Meanor, firstname.lastname@example.org) to go over the course registration process.
Visit Chukyo’s website for exchange students has more information on Japanese Language and Culture Classes, as well as Academic Courses taught in English.
NOTE: All undergraduate students must have and maintain at least a 2.75 GPA to be eligible for this program. If taking this course for graduate credit, students must have and maintain at least a 3.0 GPA to be eligible.
Education Abroad Program Coordinator
EDUCATION ABROAD REFUND POLICY & PROCEDURES
All application fees are non-refundable, except in the case of:
*Program cancellation by Kennesaw State University
*A wait-listed student who is not added into the program
*A student who has applied to one education abroad program and clearly notifies the Education Abroad Office--in writing and prior to the application deadline--of his/her desire change the application to an alternate KSU program
Refunds for application fees will be issued in the same form of payment originally used for purchase. Please be sure to retain all account information used for purchase and notify the Education Abroad Office (EAO) in advance if there is a problem with your account. The EAO will not be responsible for refunds sent to closed accounts.
Upon registration for the KSU faculty-led education abroad academic course(s), the designated program fee (distinct from tuition) is charged to the student's account. The student has up to one month to pay the program fee in full, following a specific payment schedule. Failure to pay the program fee in full by the stated deadline may result in deletion from the program.
All program fees are non-refundable. In all cases, the student will only receive recoverable fees, subject to the rules/policies of external service providers. Any such refund will not include the initial application fee and will not be issued until after the education abroad program is completed.
Payment and refund of tuition will follow the normal processes establish by the Offices of the Registrar and Bursar. Students wishing to withdraw from any study abroad program or course must submit their request in writing through the Education Abroad Office.