Study Abroad in Japan 2014

“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 19, 2014.   (Summer I)
The trip: June 17-27, 2014
Lead by: Professor Yoko Kano, Director of the Foreign Language Resource Center and Lecturer in Japanese (
kanoy@uncw.edu)

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 Osaka, 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. The six-credit intensive on-line language course will start on May 20 before the trip to Japan.  The six-credit language course ends on June 21 in Japan. 

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"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)

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Country Rist 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/