NCC Launches Academic Partnership with Temple University Japan

Norwalk Community College (NCC) announces an agreement with Temple University Japan (TUJ) to promote international education and give NCC students the opportunity to study in Tokyo at an accredited American university.

The academic partnership provides several benefits to NCC students and graduates including a waiver of the TUJ application fee, early decision admission options, and preferential access to dormitory and home-stay housing in Tokyo.

“We live in a world in which challenges and opportunities are borderless,” said NCC President David L. Levinson, Ph.D. “This new study abroad partnership will provide NCC students with a unique academic and cultural experience and the opportunity to live in one of the most vibrant cities in the world.”

Temple University Japan was established in 1982 as the Japan campus of Temple University, an American public research university located in Pennsylvania. TUJ attracts undergraduate and graduate students from around the world. The institution offers degree and non-degree programs taught in English and Japanese.

The new partnership ensures that qualified NCC students are considered for TUJ scholarships and financial aid. It also provides for an Admissions Counselor to be onsite at NCC at specified times to offer up-to-date information on TUJ’s academic programs, admissions criteria, visa requirements, and other study abroad topics.

Norwalk Community College is the only community college in Connecticut to offer academic courses in the Japanese language. NCC also offers foreign language courses in Arabic, Chinese, Spanish, French and Italian.

NCC Japanese Instructor Yumi McCarthy, a native of Japan, said the TUJ partnership with NCC also will “provide opportunities for Japanese students to study English at NCC and experience culture in the U.S.”

“One of my previous students is interested in getting a Bachelor’s degree at Temple University Japan,” she said. “Graduates can continue their study there, and current NCC students can spend a summer getting to know the university and studying Japanese language and culture like an exchange program.”

For more information, contact Yumi McCarthy at