Kanazawa University

Kanazawa, the capital of Ishikawa prefecture, is one of the largest cities on the coast of the Japan Sea, with a population of over 460,000. Kanazawa University's Student Exchange Program (KUSEP) was founded to provide Japanese language education and lectures in English on Japanese affairs and culture and various other fields of specialization for students from overseas universities affiliated with Kanazawa University. U.S. affiliations are: University of Pennsylvania, State University of New York at Buffalo, College of William and Mary, and Tufts University.

Applicants must be full-time undergraduate students who have completed their second year, or full-time graduate students who belong to an affiliated university. It is advisable to have taken more than 150 hours of Japanese language instruction before coming to Kanazawa to ensure a smooth adjustment to life in Japan. The basic length of the program is one year; however, enrollment for only one semester is also possible. Twenty exchange students are admitted annually; admission is in October and April.

For further information, go to the website http://www.kanazawa-u.ac.jp/e/.