Japanese Summer Study Abroad 2015

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views on men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one corner of the earth all one’s lifetime” – Mark Twain

The six-credit, on-line language course (JPN294-800) will start on May 18, 2015.   (Summer I), 
Pre-requisite is JPN101 (Elementary Japanese I).  If you are participating in/applying to the summer program but cannot get into the JPN101 due to "closed course" in spring semesters, contact the instructor.

The trip to Japan: June 22-July 1, 2015
Lead by: Professor Yoko Kano, Director of the Foreign Language Resource Center and senior lecturer in Japanese (

During this ten-day trip to Japan, students are based in Kyoto, where they can experience the ancient and modern faces of Japan, and they will travel to Nara, and Mie to visit commercial and historic sites and meet Japanese peers and homestay families. In Kyoto, students will venture to famous sites and locations, including the biggest flea market in Kyoto where you can find anything ancient or modern.  We will travel to Tokyo to spend the last three days in the capital of Japan.  The six-credit intensive on-line language course will start on the above date before the trip to Japan.  The six-credit language course ends on the above date in Japan. 

Click here for brochure!        
Click here for tentative itinerary.   
Click here for course syllabus 

Click here for application check list:

Online application at  https://appserv02.uncw.edu/IntProgApp/  
(Choose "Japan" for country, "Faculty-Led" for Provider, and "Summer" for Term.  You will see a list of program for Japan.   Then Click "Appy" for 2015 Summer study Abroad and follow directions on the screen.

"How Studying or Working Abroad Makes You Smarter?"
"Studying or working in another country can make us better thinkers—more flexible, creative, and complex—if we’re willing to adapt and learn from other cultures"
Read more at http://time.com/79937/how-studying-or-working-abroad-makes-you-smarter/  (accessed 5-2-2014)

Watch the video! 


Country Risk Report by HTH Workdwide https://www.hthstudents.com/tools/security_country_profile.cfm?cid=93

City Health Profiles of Kyoto, Japan  https://www.hthstudents.com/tp2_cityhealth/fullview.cfm

If you are planning to travel on your own, here is the train search site:  http://www.hyperdia.com/en/