Open to: All majors
Tokyo, Kyoto, and Kanazawa , Japan — This program provides students at any level of Japanese language proficiency — including none! — the opportunity to experience Japanese culture with an emphasis on food. The six-week program begins in the metropolis of Tokyo, where we’ll visit markets, factories, museums, and other attractions in order to study one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world. We’ll then spend a week volunteering on organic farms and living with Japanese families, before traveling to Kanazawa to explore regional differences. The program culminates with two weeks in the ancient capital of Kyoto, where we’ll learn how centuries-old traditions are melding with a new focus on sustainability. There will be opportunities to sample amazing food throughout the program. The language course focuses on putting Japanese into active use to complete real-world tasks. While there are daily classes and scheduled group outings, students will also have ample time to explore the regions on their own.
Past participants have shared their experiences about this faculty-led.
May 6 - June 16, 2016
Program participants will stay in hostel-style hotel, homestay, and shared-room guest houses
Open to all majors. No previous language experience required. 2.5 GPA required.
Non-GVSU Students: Visit www.gvsu.edu/studyabroad/nongvstudent for detailed information on how to apply.
To apply for this program, log on to www.gvsu.edu/oasis to begin your online application.
APPLICATION DEADLINE (2016 Program): February 1, 2016
Non-GVSU Students are welcome to apply. Please view Non-GVSU Student Information
Students will register for a total of 6 credits:
EAS XXX: Japanese Food Culture (3 credits) AND
JPN XXX: Japanese Language in Practice (3 credits)
*Issues friendly (Students can fulfill entire general education issues requirement)
Program Fee: $5,075
TOTAL PROJECTED COST (Program Fee + Other Expenses) = $9,559
To contact the Financial Aid office, email firstname.lastname@example.org with “Study Abroad” in the Subject line. Include your G Number and Total Projected Cost of the program in the e-mail.
Non-GVSU Students: Non-GVSU students admitted for study abroad are not eligible for Financial Aid from GVSU. Check with your home school’s study abroad and financial aid offices for details on applying for financial aid from your home school toward study abroad program costs.
D-2-136 Mackinac Hall
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All program information including courses, duration of program, dates, and other logistics are subject to change. Programs may be cancelled due to extenuating circumstances.