ISI International Study Institute Nagano

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ISI International Study Institute Nagano
  • Wifi Available

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  • Part-time Job Support

    This school introduces part-time job opportunities so you can work while studying.

  • Higher Education Counselling

    This school provides specialized counseling to prepare and apply to colleges and universities after graduation.

  • Career Support

    Counselors are available to provide specialized support for full-time employment after graduation.

  • Dormitories Available

    This school introduces affordable shared living spaces.

  • Homestay Available

    This school introduces local Japanese families where students can live while studying.

  • In-School Activities

    This school organizes regular interactive & cultural activities in the school.

  • Out-of-School Activities

    This school organizes out-of-school day-trips, excursions and events throughout the year.

  • Student Lounge

    Space outside of the classroom is available for students to interact casually and/or study.

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School Introduction

ISI's first campus was established in 1992 in Nagano, and over the years ISI has grown to become one of Japan's largest Japanese language schools, opening another 4 schools in Tokyo and one in Kyoto, reaching over 3,000 students from over 110 countries. The ISI group also opened a university in Tokyo (Beijing Language and Culture University), as well as 2 vocational schools, one in Tokyo (Tokyo Business and Language College) and another in Nagano (Nagano Business and Language College).

Total Number of Students: 360
Class Size: 15-20
School Staff Support Languages: English, Chinese, Korean, Spanish, Russian, French, Italian, Portuguese, Vietnamese, Japanese
Enrolment Terms: April, October
Minimum Course Duration: Short Term: 2 weeks / Long Term: 1 year 6 months

Main Features

Four-year study plan
The school is attached to a vocational college (Nagano Business and Language College), and upon graduation from the Japanese language course, students are given priority for admission to the vocational courses (Department of International Communication and Global Business) . After completing two years of Japanese language study, students can enroll in a two-year diploma course at a specialized school, and students can receive a total of four years of integrated education.
Interaction with Japanese people
The campus is home to both Japanese and international students studying for a specialist degree, so you will be able to interact with them a lot on campus and during out of school activities and cultural festivals.
Inexpensive student dormitories
The student dormitory is located within walking distance of the school and has a good value for the price.
A rich natural environment
The campus is located in the castle town and the area around the school is rich in nature. There are also ski resorts and tourist attractions with plenty of activities.

School Location

ISI Nagano is located in Ueda City, in Nagano Prefecture. Ueda is the center of a major tourist town, a beautiful city with rich nature and traditional history and culture in harmony. It is located approximately 90 minutes from Tokyo by the Shinkansen bullet train. Compared to the big cities Tokyo and Osaka, Ueda City has a lower cost of living and great nature, and is suitable for those who want to study in a regional city that is not a big city but is convenient in terms of living. It is a student town with many universities and vocational schools, as well as many international students and foreigners. Ski resorts are an hour’s drive away. It is also famous as a city of samurai, with castles and historical sites related to the samurai. The school is located near tourist attractions such as the Ueda Castle, the Ueda City museum or other activities including the Toho Cinema.

 

Nearest Station:

Ueda station (12-minute walk)

Available Courses

  • General Japanese - Long Term
  • General Japanese - Short Term
  • Winter Program - Short Term

General Japanese - Long Term

Course Description

The Academic/General Japanese Course at ISI Japanese Language School is a long-term course for students who want to obtain a student visa and study Japanese for various purposes, such as entering a Japanese university or graduate school, finding a job in Japan, passing the JLPT, or improving their conversation skills.

  • 1

    2-year course

  • 2

    1 year and 6 months course

     

     

 

The Specified Skilled Workers’ Employment Support Program
  • The Specified Skilled Workers’ Employment Support Program is a special program that students can add to their General Japanese course. It is designed for people that want to obtain Specified Skilled Worker Visa type 1. Students will take internships and receive employment support throughout this program (8 different levels are offered from April and October enrollment so students from any Japanese level can join this program)

Enrolment Periods & Duration

 

Intake Duration Application Start Date Application Deadline
April 2 years N/A

Late October

October 1 year 6 months N/A

Mid May

 

Morning or afternoon classes (depending on availability):

  • Morning classes are held from 8:50 to 12:00 (Monday to Friday)
  • Afternoon classes are held from 13:00 to 16:10 (Monday to Friday)

Course Features & Electives

  • JLPT PREPARATION CLASS

    Classes for those who wish to pass the Japanese Language Proficiency Test

  • EJU PREPARATION CLASS

    Classes for those who wish to pass the Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students test

  • PRACTICAL CONVERSATION CLASS

    Participate in role-play and other activities to improve conversation skills

  • MEANINGFUL ACTIVITIES

    ISI offers activities that include off-campus learning and international exchange events.

  • FULL CAREER SUPPORT

    The school provides regular individual interviews with teachers and career advisors who specialize in guidance for higher education and employment.

  • Specified Skilled Workers’ Employment Support Program

    This special program will help you obtain a Specified Skilled Worker Visa type 1 through 6 steps: Specified Skills Studies, career guidance, internships, employment support, test application support, visa assistance.

Tuition Fees

Tuition fees
1 Year 6 Months ¥930,000
2 Years ¥1,240,000

 

Other fees
Facilities ¥49,500 (1 Year 6 Months)
¥66,000 (2 Years)
Screening fee ¥22,000
Enrollment fee ¥55,000
Textbooks, MATERIAL ¥66,000 (1 Year 6 Months)
¥88,000 (2 Years)

 

Specified Skilled Workers’ Employment Support Program
① Provision of learning contents for skills proficiency test
② Application support for the Skills Proficiency Test and various Japanese Language Proficiency Tests
③ Employment Guidance
④ Internship
⑤ Employment Support
⑥ Visa Acquisition Support
¥60,000

JLPT N4 or above holders:

③ Employment Guidance
④ Internship
⑤ Employment Support
⑥ Visa Acquisition Support

¥30,000

Because our counselling service is free,
the tuition fees listed here will be the same as the school’s original tuition fees.

General Japanese - Short Term

Course Description

The General Japanese Short Term course is one that can be taken for as little as 2 weeks while on a visitor, tourist or short-term stay visa, and is aimed to develop the 4 major skills (“listening”, “reading”, “speaking”, and “writing”), according to your current Japanese level.

Enrolment Periods & Duration

Intake

Duration

Application Deadline
January Minimum 2 weeks

30 days before intake

April
July
October

 

Morning or afternoon classes (depending on availability):

  • Morning classes are held from 8:50 to 12:00 (Monday to Friday)
  • Afternoon classes are held from 13:00 to 16:10 (Monday to Friday)

Course Features & Electives

  • JLPT PREPARATION CLASS

    Classes for those who wish to pass the Japanese Language Proficiency Test

  • EJU PREPARATION CLASS

    Classes for those who wish to pass the Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students test

  • PRACTICAL CONVERSATION CLASS

    Participate in role-play and other activities to improve conversation skills

Tuition Fees

Tuition fees
2 Weeks ¥31,000
4 Weeks ¥62,000

-¥9,300 (Special Discount)

10 Weeks ¥155,000

-¥23,250 (Special Discount)

20 Weeks ¥310,000

-¥62,000 (Special Discount)

 

Other fees
Facilities ¥1,650 (2 weeks)
¥3,300 (4 weeks)
¥8,250 (10 weeks)
¥16,500 (20 weeks)
Enrollment fee ¥15,000
Textbooks ¥8,250 (up to 10 weeks)
¥16,500 (20 weeks)

Because our counselling service is free,
the tuition fees listed here will be the same as the school’s original tuition fees.

Winter Program - Short Term

Course Description

With The Winter Program, you can experience skiing, hot springs, cultural, international exchange, and learn Japanese at the same time in the snow resort of Nagano.

It is designed for students of the N5~N3 JLPT level that are over 15 years old.

The course offers a premium program for 2 and 4 weeks and a general program. The premium program includes a ski trip.

 

The Winter Program is currently suspended.

Enrolment Periods & Duration

Duration Application Deadline

Late January ~ Late February

(2 – 4 weeks)

1 Month before intake

 

Morning classes:

  • Morning classes are held from 9:50 to 13:00 (Monday to Friday)
  • Activities are held on Weekday afternoons and Saturdays

Course Features & Electives

  • EXCITING ACTIVITIES

    Experience fun activities such as food tours, yukata dressing experience, visiting the matsumoto castle and many more

  • SKIING (PREMIUM COURSE ONLY)

    The premium course allows to to go skiing including the ski rental and lift ticket

Tuition Fees

Tuition fees
2 Weeks (Premium) ¥185,000 (double room)
¥200,000 (single room)
4 Weeks (Premium) ¥330,000 (double room)
¥350,000 (single room)
4 Weeks (General) ¥260,000 (double room)
¥280,000 (single room)

 

Other fees
Facilities Included in tuition
Enrollment fee Included in tuition
Textbooks Included in tuition
Accommodation Included in tuition
Activities Included in tuition
Ski Rental/Ski Pass Included in tuition of Premium Program

Because our counselling service is free,
the tuition fees listed here will be the same as the school’s original tuition fees.

Student Demographics

China

44%

South Korea

8%

Taiwan

5%

USA

5%

France

3%

Hong Kong

3%

Vietnam

3%

Italy

2%

Spain

2%

Russia

2%

Germany

2%

Nepal

2%

UK

2%

Other countries

18%

Our Free Services

We aim to support all students who are interested in coming to Japan to study & live.
For this reason, we provide all of these services at not cost to you.
  • School & Visa
    Application Support

  • Free Japanese
    Language Lessons

  • Accommodation
    Setup

  • 24-Hour
    Emergency Assistance

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