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Fukuoka University of Education
Fukuoka, Japan (Exchange Program) (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Academic Year,
Spring
Homepage: Click to visit
Costs Academic Year,
Spring
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2016 10/15/2015 ** Rolling Admission 04/07/2016 08/31/2016
NOTE: These dates are estimates. You will be provided with specific program dates as you move through the application process. Do NOT use these dates to purchase airline tickets or to make plans that you cannot change later.
Academic Year 2016-2017 04/01/2016 ** Rolling Admission 10/06/2016 08/30/2017
NOTE: These dates are estimates. You will be provided with specific program dates as you move through the application process. Do NOT use these dates to purchase airline tickets or to make plans that you cannot change later.
Spring 2017 10/15/2016 ** Rolling Admission 04/07/2017 08/29/2017
NOTE: These dates are estimates. You will be provided with specific program dates as you move through the application process. Do NOT use these dates to purchase airline tickets or to make plans that you cannot change later.

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Fact Sheet:
Program Type:
Exchange GPA Requirement: 2.5
Education Abroad Advisor: Angela Miller
Language Prerequisite:
4 Semesters
Language of Instruction: Japanese
Fields of Study:
Comparative Cultural Studies, Variety of disciplines in local language
Program Description:


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ABOUT

Fukuoka University is dedicated to holistic education, the cultivation of the whole person and the reintegration of knowledge through interdisciplinary education and research. In teaching and research, we seek to embrace both specialist and generalist approaches, nurturing both academic excellence and the highest ideals of the human spirit. In this way, we strive to fulfill our mission of contributing to society by producing creative and spontaneous graduates who can think and act both locally and globally in pursuit of truth and liberty.


ABOUT THE PROGRAM


Kyushu, the southern-most part of the four main islands of Japan, is regarded as the cradle of Japanese civilization and has many places of interests. The main attractions of Kyushu are Mt. Aso, Kagoshima/Sakurajima, Kirishima, various islands off the coasts, some interesting hot springs, temples, shrines, and Nagasaki. The people of Kyushu also have a reputation for being very friendly.
 
Munakata city, surrounded by mountains, lies between Fukuoka city, Japan's 9th largest city, and Kitakyushu city. It has a population of over 80,000 and average temperature of 60 degrees.
 
Fukuoka City combines the attraction and convenience of a large urban center, with the abundant natural beauty of Hakata Bay. Visitors can enjoy a great range of sightseeing activities, including shopping in the city center; enjoy a relaxing resort-style experience; experience traditional festivals such as the Hakata Dontaku Port Festival or Hakata Gion Yamakasa; or sample delicious seafood caught fresh from the Genkai Sea. Offering smooth connections to domestic and international transport networks, and combining this with a functional urban environment and many other advantages, Fukuoka City is also making a name for itself as a convention city, hosting many events and conventions throughout the year.
 

FukuokaFukuoka University of Education was established in 1949 and currently hosts approximately 3,400 students. The campus is located about 40 minutes by train from the city of Fukuoka. The campus lies in a quiet, somewhat rural area providing for a relaxed atmoshere. Access to the city of Fukuoka, with a population of 1 million people, is within easy reach from the campus.

 
Fukuoka University often has grant funds available each year for one NAU student to study with them for an academic year (October though August). To be eligible a student must undertake a program of Japanese language and culture and should be a Japanese or Asian Studies minor. The deadline to apply for these funds is February 1 (well before the program admission deadline). Qualified students who wish to apply should contact the program advisor for Japan.

 

ACADEMICS


Students will focus on the study of Japanese Language. Students can also learn about the history and culture of Japan through courses such as "Education in Japan" and "Japanese culture." The program is designed to provide intensive Japanese language instruction and comprehensive understanding of Japanese culture. More Academics.
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Getting Credit for Studies Abroad

Students who wish to receive academic credit (aside from general elective and liberal studies credit) must have their courses pre-approved by the appropriate department. To view a list of academic advisors, please review the information in our Academics section. Once you apply through our website, you will be able to enter the classes you wish to take electronically. These classes can be reviewed and approved directly by faculty once entered. If you would like courses abroad to count for general elective credit or liberal studies credit only, please contact your Education Abroad advisor for those approvals.


ACADEMIC CALENDAR


Semester I: October to February*
Semester II: April to August

*Note: students may not study for the fall only; students must either choose a year-long study starting in fall or a spring only semester


HOUSING

 

There are a couple of housing options for students at Fukuoka Fukuoka mountain sideUniversity of Education. Students can live in single rooms in the women's dormitory (next to campus) or the men's dormitory (1 mile from campus). Meals are available at both dormitories. Room and Board (including breakfast and dinner) is approximately 15,000 yen/month ($125).

There is also an International Student House in Fukuoka (45 min. by train) with single rooms available. Students stay at the Kashiihama facility.


COSTS


To view the costs for this program, click the "costs" link at the top of this page. This will direct you to a line-item breakdown of how much the program costs and what is included in those costs.

VISAS

US citizens are exempt from visa fees. For further visa information regarding your travels to Japan please refer to the following link below:
Visa Information


HEALTH INSURANCE

Health insurance is mandatory while attending a university in Japan. International students are required to participate in the National Health Insurance (NHI) Program. The annual premium is approximately \12,000yen. National Health Insurance covers 70 percent of your medical expenses and you pay the remainder (30 percent). NHI does not cover the following: acupuncture treatment, normal childbirth, traffic accidents (if the person responsible is known), general health check-ups, cosmetic surgery and similar cases. Also, NHI does not cover fees for private rooms or the like during hospitalization. For more information please refer to the link below:
Health Insurance Information


REQUIREMENTS


The requirements for this program are:

2.5 GPA
4 semesters of college-level Japanese
Students may not study for the fall only; students must either choose a year-long study starting in fall or a spring only semester


HOW TO APPLY


To apply to this program, all you need to do is hit the "Apply Now" button found at the top of this page. Once applied, you will have your own personal study abroad page, with a checklist of items needed in order to complete your application. Once you complete your application, you will be charged a non-refundable application fee of $100.

TALK TO AN ADVISOR


If you would like to talk to an advisor about this program, you can find his/her name at the top of the brochure page. To make an appointment, or view walk-in hours for this advisor, please visit the "Talk to an Advisor" section.

STUDENT EXPERIENCES


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Samantha Christensen, Fall 2011
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