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  • Locations: Nagoya, Japan
  • Program Terms: Summer A-Term
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: UW applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer A-Term 2019 01/16/2019 01/16/2019 TBA TBA
Program Information:
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Location Nagoya, Japan
Academic Terms Summer A Term
Eligibility Junior standing or above; 2.75 GPA preferred
Language All instruction in English; no Japanese language experience required
Adviser Mike Engh,
January 15
General This summer program gives you an opportunity to learn about many aspects of automotive design and engineering as well as the Japanese automotive industry. 
More About
  Program Description
  Program Expenses, Financial Aid, & Scholarships
  Application Process

Program Description

This interdisciplinary summer program gives students a rare opportunity to explore the latest trends and current trends in automotive engineering in the heart of the Japanese automobile industry. Students learn from Nagoya University faculty and automotive engineers on topics including vehicle dynamics, energy saving technology, safety engineering, and embedded computing systems.
Courses are accompanied by visits to factories and meetings with local professionals from Toyota, Honda, Mitsubishi, and other industry leading manufacturers. The program also offers Japanese language courses and cultural excursions to Kyoto, Nara, and Tokyo.

Learn more on the NUSIP program page


The engineering course is taught in 15 sections led by Nagoya University faculty and industry professionals. Sections cover the Japanese automotive industry, the automotive development process, driving behavior, auto materials, crash safety engineering, wireless technologies, computer-aided engineering, energy saving technologies, fuels and automobile catalysts, and traffic flow characteristics.
You will also take Japanese language course throughout the program. Options are available for beginning and intermediate/advanced language learners.
You can expect to receive 6 UW credits for the program: 4 credits for ME 498 and 2 credits for JAPAN 145. Graduate students in the program can request to receive credit for ME 598.


Accommodations are available in student dormitories at Nagoya University. Lunch and dinner are available at the campus cafeteria as well as nearby restaurants.

Program Expenses, Financial Aid, & Scholarships

You will pay a program fee of USD $2,000 directly to Nagoya University. This fee covers the cost of engineering and Japanese courses, orientation, accommodations, cultural events, and social activities. Additional expenses include meals, airfare, local transportation fees, international health insurance, and personal expenses. The UW Study Abroad Fee will be billed to your UW student account according to the regular UW tuition billing schedule.
For the total estimated costs of this particular program, you may request a budget by filling out a Budget Request Form.
For more information, visit UW Study Abroad Finances.

Application Process

To apply for this program, click the "Apply Now" button and follow the prompts to create an application. After you create your application, click on each of the links on your study abroad application homepage and complete the remaining application requirements: questionnaires, material submissions, and electronic signature documents.

Under the list of questionnaires is a link labeled “Affiliated Program Application Instructions.” For College of Engineering partner programs, this step is not necessary because students will receive instructions on how to submit their applications to the program provider after submitting the UW Study Abroad application. In order to ensure that your UW Study Abroad application is considered complete, click on the link labeled “Affiliated Program Application Instructions,” enter the current date in the date field at the bottom of the page, and click Submit. Contact if you have any questions. 
This study abroad program also requires completion of a secondary application specific to Nagoya University. The secondary application requires the submission of a statement of purpose and a resume. Additional information and instructions for the secondary application will be sent by email after the UW application deadline. 
See Application FAQs for additional information about applications.

See Withdrawals for information about program withdrawal policies.