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Academic Year 2020 – 2021 in Aichi, Japan

The University of Hawai'i Community Colleges (UHCC) is proud to offer students a unique opportunity to study Japanese language and culture at Aichi University. Located in the beautiful city of Nagoya in Aichi Prefecture, Aichi University is a private liberal arts university consisting of a junior college, seven undergraduate programs, and eight postgraduate departments. With approximately 7,600 students, the institution is the center of a rich range of international exchange and was founded on the ideals of contributing to world culture and peace, training students with an international outlook, and contributing to its local community. Under our student exchange agreement, UHCC students pay their UHCC home campus full-time (12 credit) tuition and attend Aichi University tuition-free.

Students selected for the Aichi University Exchange Program may be eligible to receive a grant ($2,000 for one semester; $4,000 for one year) and will be notified if receiving grant at the time
of selection. No separate application required.

Dates: One year (September 2020 – July 2021) or one semester (Fall: Sept 2020 – Jan 2021; spring: Mar 2021 – July 2021) 

Eligibility (must be met at the time of application):

  • University of Hawai'i Community College student (based on home campus)
  • Attended and completed at least two (2) semesters of college
  • Minimum cumulative 2.8 GPA (GPA from all UH campuses combined)
  • Completed Japanese 201 with a "C" or higher, or equivalent (applicants currently taking JPN 201 may apply if earning a "C" or higher at the time of application)
  • Students of proven academic excellence and character as evidenced by grades, resume, personal statement, and recommendations
  • Hawai'i resident

Program Fees:

The figures below are only an estimate for a one-year stay and are subject to change.

Scholarship may be available to defray costs.

Expenses Approximate Annual Cost
UHCC home campus tuition (12 credits, based on resident tuition) $3,084 ($1,542/sem)
Airfare (round-trip Honolulu-Nagoya within 11 months) $1,000
Lodging (includes some utilities & maintenance)* $6,000 ($3,000/sem)
    *student to pay own electricity and hot water $30 - $60/mo
Aichi University fees (e.g., textbooks, excursions) $300
Medical insurance (National Health Insurance mandatory for all who stay one year) and overseas travel insurance $160 + cost of 1-year overseas travel insurance purchased in US (varies)
Living expenses (e.g., food, toiletries, bedding, transportation, dorm supplies) $9,000 - $11,000
Estimated Total Annual Cost $19,574 to $21,604


How to Apply: Apply Online (deadline: March 2, 2020 at 4:00pm HST).
Applications will be accepted beginning November 1, 2019.

***Interviews for finalists will be held in March 2020***


Questions: James Balicao,
(808) 956-3855 or



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