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  • Locations: Kyoto, Japan; Mie Prefecture, Japan; Nara, Japan
  • Program Terms: Summer
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  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Class Status: 2. Sophomore, 3. Junior, 4. Senior, 5. Graduate Students, 6. Non-Degree-Seeking, 7. Other Minimum GPA: 2.25
Areas of Study: History
Program Description:

Study Abroad Program • Summer • 3  Weeks


Dates: May 5, 2017 to May 27, 2017

Program Overview
Through this program, students will experience the many sides of Japan through its history, literature, culture, and people. Traveling during Maymester, students will have the opportunity to see sights across a large part of Japan. With daily excursions to Tokyo, Hiroshima, Kyoto, and Kanazawa, students will see many different aspects of Japan. From the rural farmlands of Okayama, to the industrial sprawl of Mie, and from the street fashion of Harajuku to the kimonos of the ancient court, the juxtapositions of traditional and modern will be observed. Upon returning to Tennessee, students will complete assignments on-line. This program provides an opportunity to experience a broad spectrum of Japan that is unavailable to most. The itinerary is tentative and subject to change.

Special Consideration
This program requires intensive walking. In addition, facilities are not handicap accessible at all locations.

Credit-Hours and Courses
3-6 credit hours. Students may register for up to two for the following: HIST 4910: History Abroad (3-6 credit hours), ENGL 2030: World Literature (3 credit hours), HIST 3620 Modern Japan, HIST 1210 World History I, or ASIA 4900: Special Topics in Asian Studies. Accommodations may be made for enrollment in additional courses through consultation with supervising faculty.

Lodging and Meals
Students will stay in modern hotels near the traditional capital of Kyoto. They may have the opportunity to stay in a Japanese family’s home for a short while, experiencing typical Japanese living arrangements. This program includes the cost of all lodging and meals.

Financial Aid
Your current scholarships and financial aid may apply toward the cost of the program. If you plan on using financial aid you need to call the Office of Student Financial Aid at (931) 221-7907 to schedule an appointment with a study abroad counselor -Cathy Naef or Jennifer Ellis. Additional scholarships and travel grants are available. Click here to  view  more information on scholarships.
Click here to see APSU Travel Grants available Click here to see other study abroad scholarship opportunities

Dr. David Rands at (931) 221-7936 or
(History and Philosophy)
Dr. David Major at (931) 221-7927 or 
(Languages and Literature) 
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Program Costs

Application Fee:  $430 
This nonrefundable application fee will be charged to the student's account once the student authorizes the Office of International Education during the application process.

Payments Amount Due Dates
1st Payment  $1,962.50 March 1
2nd Payment (final payment) $1,962.50 March 30
1st and 2nd Payment need to be paid at APSU Cashier's Window
to the Japan's account.

Tuition: $1,554
This tuition is based on 6 credit hours. Tuition is due prior to departure and will be billed to the student's account after registration.

Total Application, Program, and Tuition Costs: $5,909

Included in the Program:

  • airfare
  • lodging
  • planned excursions
  • meals
  • health insurance
  • transportation

Additional Expenses:

  • passport: $145
  • spending Misc.: $250
  • books $50

Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.