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  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Program Description

This program is now closed and has a wait-list for Summer 2019.
Please browse programs with extended deadlines here



Quick Facts

  • Dates: May 15- June 29, 2019
  • Earn 5 credits in Japanese Language and 2 credits in Japanese Religion and Culture over five weeks while staying at the beautiful Seminar House.
  • Includes weekend day trips and one overnight trip to historical cultural sites in and around Hiroshima.
  • Applicants should just have completed two semesters of Japanese language (or its equivalent) to enroll in JPN 201; and four semesters (or its equivalent) to enroll in JPN 301.
  • Applicants must have earned a grade of B- or higher in JPN102 for Second Year Students or JPN202 for Third Year students.
  • Hiroshima is also unique in having two UNESCO World Heritage Sites: the Atomic Bomb Dome and the Itsukushima Shrine of Miyajima.
*Program is currently in a wait-list

Application Requirements

To apply for this program, click the "Apply Now" button above. This will generate an online application with the requirements listed below. Please also refer to the "Academics" tab for specific eligibility information. Note: Non-ASU students should consult these instructions before applying.

  • Electronically sign our standard signature documents:
    • Acknowledgement of Application
    • Medical Authorization & Release
    • Study Abroad Office Payment & Withdrawal Policies
    • Study Abroad Office Student Agreement
  • Submit emergency contact details
  • Interview with Faculty Director


Students in Hiroshima

Location Details

Hiroshima Shudo University's history goes back to 1725. Its spacious campus is situated on a hill in the northwest of Hiroshima, and a monorail or a bus provides rapid access to the center of the city. Originally the castle town of a provincial lord, Hiroshima was rebuilt as a Peace Memorial City after its destruction by the atomic bomb in 1945. It is now about the same size as Phoenix, but on a river delta with many bridges, and is home to the company that makes Mazda automobiles and to some of the world's most rabid baseball fans.

Visa Information

It is each student’s responsibility to independently determine if a visa is necessary for travel to any foreign countries visited on this program. Limited information may be provided by the ASU Study Abroad Office, your faculty director, and/or partner organizations/institutions. Where visas are required, failure to obtain a visa may result in your inability to participate and, ultimately, your withdrawal from the program, subject to the terms of the Study Abroad Payment and Withdrawal Policies

Consult this page for additional information regarding visas. If you need assistance securing a U.S. Passport, visit the ASU U.S. Passport Acceptance Office in Tempe.

PLEASE NOTE: Visa requirements for non U.S. citizens may differ from those for U.S. citizens; students who are not U.S. citizens are advised to contact their International Coordinator and begin independently researching the visa requirements for their nationality as soon as possible.


Eligibility Requirements

Applicants should have a minimum overall GPA of 2.67, with a 3.00 in JPN language courses and be 18 or over by the time of the program.


Students enroll in 7 credits:
Track A:
JPN 201: Second-Year Japanese I (5 credits)
SLC 394: History and Culture of Japan Through the Pop Culture Lens (2 credits)

Track B:
JPN 301: Third-Year Japanese I (3 credits)
JPN 394: Japanese Oral Communication (2 credits)
SLC 394: History and Culture of Japan Through the Pop Culture Lens  (2 credits)


Faculty Director

Bradley Wilson
School of International Letters & Cultures

Additional Faculty

Tomoko Shimomura
Lecturer Sr.
School of International Letters & Cultures




HSU Seminar House

Program Housing


Students will be housed on campus at Hiroshima Shudo University. There is an opportunity for a weekend homestay with a local Japanese family.



Accessibility Information

Individuals with disabilities may find accessibility and accommodation in one of more of this program’s locations very different from what you find in the United States. Depending on the program, there may be a great deal of walking or the regular use of public transportation. The Study Abroad Office cannot guarantee access to public transportation, buildings, or public sites on this program.

Although ASU cannot guarantee the accessibility of all program sites, students with disabilities can and do study abroad. Upon request, the ASU Study Abroad Office can provide information about the availability of accommodations and accessible facilities on the specific program and can help you determine whether this program can meet your accommodation needs.


Cost Information

The Program Fee for Summer 2019 is $5,975.

Program Fee includes: ASU Tuition, accommodation, some meals, excursions,and international health insurance.

Faculty Directed program participants are also responsible for paying a non-refundable $50 Application Fee, in addition to the Program Fee listed above. All other costs associated with participation in the program are the responsibility of the individual student. Be sure to reference the program cost sheet for information on program fees and any additional estimated expenses.

The program may allow for time which can be spent in non-program activities. Participants may wish to travel, sight-see or participate in activities or events in which they have a personal interest. Please note that the participant is fully responsible for making arrangements and for all costs of transportation, lodging, food and additional expenses that may be associated with any non-Program activities.


Funding Your Study Abroad Program

Studying abroad is an investment in your future, which requires careful planning and management. However, the personal, academic, and professional rewards that you will gain from this experience will last a lifetime. You should carefully consider costs, budgets and financing when selecting and preparing for your experience abroad. If you have questions at any step of the process, we encourage you to reach out to your International Coordinator for guidance.

Steps to Financing Your Study Abroad Program

  1. View the program Cost Sheet to find a breakdown of program expenses.
  2. Attend a Financing Your Study Abroad Workshop.
  3. Consider your Financial Aid options.
  4. Search and Apply for Scholarships and Grants.
  5. Exhaust your options by exploring Additional Funding Resources including our Community-Based Funding Guide.
  6. View our  Financing Your Study Abroad Program Handbook for more information, including Payment Information.

Unique Funding Opportunities for This Program


Dates & Deadlines
Dates & Deadlines
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2019 03/01/2019
Rolling Admission 05/15/2019 06/29/2019
NOTE: Dates are subject to change. Do not purchase airfare until Study Abroad Office contacts you to do so.

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision tasks prior to the term's application deadline.

Indicates that deadline has passed

This program is currently not accepting applications.