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UW-Platteville Education Abroad's program at the Nagasaki University of Foreign Studies (NUFS) is designed to provide students with a personalized and integrated living and learning experience in a Japanese university. Students may participate for one semester or for a full academic year, enrolling in between 12 and 18 credits per semester. A typical course load includes one Japanese language course at the students’ level (four U.S. credits), three to four Japan Studies courses (two U.S. credits each), and one to two seminars in Traditional Japanese Arts (one U.S. credit each). In addition, students who wish to concentrate on language study may substitute Japan Studies courses for additional courses in Japanese kanji, grammar, pronunciation, and similar electives.
Independent Study options are also available in art, business, culture, literature, and other areas based on availability and with approval. Students who are interested in independent study should submit a short proposal (half to one page in length) at the time of application on their topic of interest for approval by NUFS faculty.
All courses are taken alongside Japanese and international students, and the courses available to U.S. study abroad students can be found on NUFS’s website: http://www.nagasaki-gaigo.ac.jp/jasin/classes/
All students studying abroad at NUFS through UW-Platteville Education Abroad are required to enroll in a Japanese Language course of the students' choosing. Language courses are available at eight levels, ranging from beginning to advanced.
Credits will be validated on an official NUFS transcript at the end of the semester.
All courses listed on NUFS’s website include the number of American credits that the course is worth. The grades students receive abroad will be converted to the U.S. grading system of A, B, C, etc. based on the official transcript that is received from the institution abroad. UW-Platteville Education Abroad uses the following conversion guide as a guideline, provided by World Education Services, in converting students’ grades: http://www.wes.org/gradeconversionguide/index.asp.
Please note that this only serves as a general conversion guideline.
While all credits should be transferable, students should work with their academic advisor at their home institution to choose appropriate and beneficial courses from the NUFS curriculum prior to their semester abroad. Courses that may fulfill specific requirements for major, minor, general education, or elective requirements towards an American degree must be approved by the appropriate person(s) at the home institution. Please see the Academic Planning and Credit Transfer page for more information.
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