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Ongoing Opportunities

Nagasaki Wesleyan University Summer Study
Tennessee Wesleyan University has held a long-standing partnership agreement with Nagasaki Wesleyan University to promote exchange and cooperation in education, research, and related areas. Founded in 1881, Nagasaki Wesleyan University is a four-year university accredited by the Japan Institution for Higher Education Evaluation. Nagasaki Wesleyan University’s website states its mission: “to foster the development of global citizens who will link local communities and the world.”

In addition to programs of longer duration, Nagasaki Wesleyan also offers a Japanese Language Program during July for students who wish to begin learning the Japanese language and culture. Offering 60 hours of Japanese study, the program also offers three one-day tours, including a tour of the city and a nearby island. Students may also participate in such cultural events as a tea ceremony and meditation sessions.

The International Student Support Center, which has been helping overseas students adjust to life in Japan for over forty years, provides a wide range of aid to international students to ensure their ability to make the most of their study and life at NWU. The deadline to reserve a space is December of the preceding year. The cost for the program is roughly 150,000 Yen, or about $1,500, which includes classes, study materials, cultural activities, and accommodations. Students taking the course for TWU credit may receive 3 to 6 hours’ college credit when they register for the course Study Abroad in Japanese, JPN 299. For more information about Nagasaki Wesleyan, visit their website. On campus, contact Dr. Elizabeth S. Ruleman  for more information.

International Student Exchange Programs (ISEP)
As a direct member of ISEP, Tennessee Wesleyan University students may study abroad in countries all around the world. With more than 100 study sites in Africa, Asia, Canada, Europe, Latin America and the South Pacific, students can study for a full academic year, a semester or, in some cases, a summer. To learn more about the programs, visit ISEP's website.

ISEP-Direct programs include costs such as tuition, room, insurance, and sometimes meals, and some of your financial aid can be applied toward the costs. For more information and help with the application and financial aid, contact Dr. Elizabeth Ruleman, Professor of English.

Cooperative Center for Study Abroad (CCSA)
CCSA is a consortium of accredited colleges and universities that offer study abroad opportunities in English-speaking countries around the world. Courses are taught by faculty from consortium member schools. Contact Dr. Robert Mullaney for more information about options for winter (December 26-January 8 or 9 in New Zealand, England and Ireland) and summer (late May – July options, in Belize, Shana, London, Scotland and South Africa).

Center for Cross-Cultural Studies (CC-CS)
Since 1969, this organization, also known as Spanish Studies Abroad, has provided unique long-term and short-term Spanish-language learning experiences in Spain, Argentina, Cuba and Puerto Rico. Authentic cultural and linguistic immersion courses are offered fall, spring and summer terms, as well as in May. Internships and service learning opportunities are available.