IES Programs in Nagoya and Tokyo (Independent Organization Program)

The Institute for the International Education of Students (IES) offers three programs for study in Japan--two in Nagoya and one in Tokyo.

At Nanzan University in Nagoya, IES students enroll, for either one semester or a full year, in the Center for Japanese Studies, which offers intensive Japanese language instruction and area studies courses taught in English in anthropology, business, economics, history, linguistics, literature, religion, sociology, and studio arts. Language classes, which earn 10 credit hours per semester, meet for 15 contact hours a week, plus 5 hours of language lab; to complete their program, students earn an additional 5 to 8 credit hours in area studies classes. Nanzan students are housed either in dormitories or with families. Visit IES Nanzan on the Web at

A main component to the IES Tokyo program is field experience, working one day a week at a company or nonprofit organization. IES partners with Kanda University of International Studies in Makuhari, just outside Tokyo, where the IES Center is located. Students take language and culture classes at the Kanda Institute, and can also take Kanda classes taught in English in addition to their regular course load of 15 credits per semester. Visit IES Tokyo on the Web at

Credit for the IES programs must be approved by the student's home institution before he or she can be admitted to the program for credit. Students at affiliated institutions should apply through their own schools; others should apply directly to IES.

For more information or applications, visit the website at: