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Minnesota State Mankato Exchange with Kwassui Women's University in Nagasaki, Japan
Nagasaki, Japan (Exchange Program)
Program Terms: Academic Year,
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2015 10/01/2014** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Summer 2015 03/16/2015** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

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

Nagasaki, Japan


**This program is only open to women **


Nagasaki is a small city in the west of Japan, surrounded by mountains and the sea. Since olden times, Nagasaki has played an important role in Japan's exchange with other countries. During Japan's period of National Isolation Nagasaki provided the one window to the outside world, and relationships with the Chinese and the Dutch continued there. Then from the Meiji Era, Nagasaki flourished as a trading port, and became one of the gateways to Japan from abroad.

Nagasaki is a well-known sightseeing area. In the surrounding areas there is a lot of evidence of past exchange with China, Holland, and other European countries; for example, Chinatown, a Confucian Shrine, Chinese-style temples and houses, Western-style houses, and Glover Garden.

At the end of World War II, a large number of lives were lost and great suffering caused by the dropping of the atomic bomb on Nagasaki. Still today, Nagasaki is appealing against nuclear weapons and working to send messages promoting peace to the world. Having grown up in a climate influenced by this history, the people of Nagasaki are, in general, very open and friendly to foreigners.

Course Offerings

Kwassui offers a full range of Japanese courses for foreign students, along with programs in many disciplines, including:






Teacher Education

Accommodation and Safety

 Compared with the big Japanese cities, Nagasaki is safe, has relatively cheap prices, and is generally a place where international students find it easy to live. Also, as Kwassui's residence hall has places available for international students, it is possible to live with Japanese students and concentrate on study in a secure environment.

 Student Residence Hall – Nankoryo

The residence hall is a 10-story building for 306 students on the Shinto-machi campus. Both Japanese and international students can live there. Rooms are Western-style twin arrangement.
Each room has a desk, chair, bookcase, desk lamp, bed, closet (wardrobe), and locker for each student, and a refrigerator and an air-conditioning/heating unit. General facilities include piano practice rooms, computer rooms, sewing and ironing room, reading room, first aid room, dining room, meeting room, tatami room, consultation room, study rooms, cooking and laundry facilities, showers, and a Japanese-style bath. There is air-conditioning/heating throughout the building, and there are public telephones, elevators, and copying facilities


Academic Calendar




Entrance ceremony
Guidance for new students
Student Council welcome event


Golden Week short vacation
Welcome party for international students
Sports Day
International student bus excursion


End of first semester classes
Open Campus


First semester final examinations
Open Campus
Summer vacation
Summer overseas study programs


Seminar excursions
Club overnight experiences
Start of second semester classes

Second semester


Keisetsukai (Student festival)


Special religious lectures


Founder's Day
Christmas worship
Classes break for winter vacation


Classes resume


End of second semester classes
Second semester final examinations


Graduation recital
Graduation worship
Graduation ceremony
Spring Overseas Study Programs


Special Academic Programs for International Students

Kwassui provides a Japanese Language Program for international students through the International Student Exchange Center. There are five steps to the Japanese Language Program, with a Preliminary Level and Levels I-IV. This Japanese language program is not limited to preparation for regular university classes and supplementary lessons, but seeks to improve students' overall practical Japanese ability. We aim to produce people who can use Japanese to conduct business. Students learn about the society and culture which form the setting for Japanese as well as studying the language itself, and so improve their Japanese ability. Students are given support to gain practical Japanese skills and to increase their powers of Japanese literacy.

2012- Exchange International Student Application Guide

General Student Activities 

Campus events include Sports Day in the spring, and the university festival and the celebration of Founder's Day in the fall. Kwassui has a weekly chapel hour, and there are also retreats and a special Christmas worship. There are a variety of extracurricular activities. Sports clubs include tennis, volleyball, swimming, and table tennis. There are cultural activities such as flower arrangement and tea ceremony. A number of circles are involved in volunteer activities, and Kwassui has a student YWCA.

Kwassui Women's University
Contact information

Address:  1-50 Higashiyamate-machi, Nagasaki City, Nagasaki Prefecture, Japan 850-8515
Telephone:  81-95-822-4107 (main switchboard) 
Fax: 81-95-828-3702 
E-mail: International Student Center 

The most important information in English can be found here:

 The main website is in Japanese (


Updated September 7, 2012