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Study Abroad  

Saitama University Japan

STEPS Program at Saitama University

STEPS offers UNC Asheville students an opportunity to take courses at Saitama University in Japanese language and aspects of Japanese culture.

Courses offered include:
   Japanese Traditional Culture
   Intercultural Communication
   Japanese History
   Introduction to Japanese Economy
   Modern Japanese Politics
   Technology in Japan

Accommodations:  Students are housed in the International House of Saitama University adjacent to campus.

Calendar:  Saitama's academic calendar runs differently than UNC Asheville. Semesters run from April to September and October to March. A whole year would be April to March or October to September.

Financial Aid:  STEPS participants are eligible for a JASSO Short-term STEPS scholarship which is offered through the STEPS program at Saitama.

Application Process:  UNC Asheville study abroad application and the STEPS application are required. Applications are due by mid-October for the spring semester and by mid-February for the fall semester.

Saitama Fact Sheet for 2014-15 

Saitama University

Please see the Office of Study Abroadfor applications.

Last edited by on July 23, 2014

Contact Information

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One University Heights
Asheville, NC 28804
Office: 828.232.5037
Fax: 828.251.6492