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Summer Japan - Kawagoe (LUCE)
Kawagoe, Japan (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms:
Program Terms: Summer,
Summer II
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This program is currently not accepting applications.
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Language of Instruction: English, Japanese
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WU Faculty Led
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Program Description:
Program Description:
Are you interested in Japan and Sustainability? This program is based at Tokyo International University (TIU) and runs for three-and-a-half weeks. Excursions take students to study traditional agriculture and forestry practices as well as contemporary recycling and reuse policies. This summer study abroad program runs in early summer, allowing students to participate in other activities later in the summer. This program carries a Service Learning designation in addition to 1.0 course credit and MOI. This experience is designed for students interested in Asia generally, Japan specifically, and Environmental Studies. 
Students from all academic disciplines are encouraged to apply! Pending approval by appropriate departments, this credit may be applied to interdisciplinary majors such as Asian Studies, Japanese Studies, Chinese Studies, International Studies, and Environmental Studies. History majors may also seek credit toward a major with an Asian concentration.

There is a language component to this summer course: It includes Beginning level classes for students with no background in Japanese; and Intermediate level classes with vocabulary and exercises focusing on environmental and sustainability issues for students with some background.

Partial scholarships may be awarded to outstanding applicants who demonstrate financial need.
  • Location:  Kawagoe, Japan
  • Professor:  Prof. Ron Loftus, Japanese and Prof. Joe Bowersox, Environmental & Earth Sciences
  • Credit:  Earn 1.0 WU credit, IDS 334: Field Studies: Environmental Studies and Sustainability in Japan with Understanding Society MOI.
  • Dates:  Tentatively May 17-June 8, 2017 (but subject to change until finalized). Students will need to travel on specific dates but will be given instructions after acceptance.
  • Costs:  $2,180 (a generous grant from the Luce Foundation covers the majority of the costs for this program bringing the program cost down from $5,000). The program cost includes WU tuition, lodging, some meals, local transportation, study abroad health insurance, museum fees and field trips. Program cost DOES NOT include passport costs or transportation to and from Japan (est. $1,800).
  • Special Program Notes: Limited to 12 participants. Students who will have graduated by the time the program runs are eligible to apply but ARE NOT eligible for the grant funding support and will need to pay the full cost of the program, $4,414.

Are you interested in learning more?  Contact (WU Office of International Education) with questions or for more information

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This program is currently not accepting applications.