Nagano Campus is located in Ueda, where the Winter Olympics 1998 took place due to its rich natural resources, and it's just 1 hour and 30 minutes away by shinkansen from Tokyo. Ueda has been known as an industrial city in Japan so, compared to bigger cities like Tokyo and Osaka, is cheaper and the beautiful scenery makes it the best environment for studying. Ski resorts are 1 hour away by car so many students take the chance to ski and learn Japanese during Winter.
Since the campus is shared with a Vocational School, after finishing your 2 year Japanese course you can join our Vocational School for a 2 year diploma course. This way we can offer an integrated education of 4 years enhancing the vocational school characteristics.
Because there are Japanese students on the same campus, there are many opportunities to interact with them at school, extracurricular activities and cultural festivals.
Ueda is famous as a samurai city and because its rich nature surrounding the school. Castles and historical sites related to samurai, ski resorts and sightseeing spots are also abundant.
Perfect for those who want to master the necessary Japanese language skills to enroll in higher education: vocational school, university or graduate school. From intermediate level onwards, in addition to the 16 basic lessons per week, students will be able to choose from preparation class for EJU or JLPT, writing, conversation, etc. 4 times per week, reaching a total of 20 weekly lessons.
Learn academic Japanese and prepare for the entrance exams to enter universities in Japan.
Focus on JLPT preparation to enter vocational colleges in Japan. Participate in trial classes of vocational colleges.
・Living together with students from all over the world
・Staff resides in the dormitory for more safety
・Meals not included
・Commuting time: 1 mins to 20 mins on foot
・Living with Japanese families
・Learning Japanese customs and lifestyle
・2 meals included (breakfast and dinner)
・Maximum period of stay of 12 weeks
・Commuting time: 40 mins - 1h by public transportation
Nagano Campus has obtained the approval from the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology as a vocational school. Thanks to that, students can benefit from student discount in public transportation. It is also a very good environment because both Japanese students and vocational school students share the same campus. After graduating from Japanese language school, students will take precedence if they want to enroll in one of the vocational school courses (International Communication/Global Business). Plus, you can stay at the student dormitory within walking distance from school and at a low price!