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Fact Sheet:
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:

APSU in Japan


Summer • Some Courses Open to all Majors • Three Weeks

Program Overview

Through this program, students will experience the many sides of Japan through its history, literature, culture, and people. 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

1-6 credit hours. Students may register for up to two for the following: HIST 4910: History Abroad (3-6 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.


Dr. David Rands at (931) 221-7936 or

Prof. Margaret Rennerfeldt at (931) 221- 6768 or 

Program Costs

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. 

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Application Fee: $280

This non-refundable application fee will be charged to the student's account once the student authorizes the Office of Study Abroad and International Exchange during the application process.


Payment Amount Due Dates
1st Payment  TBA March 15
2nd Payment TBA April 1
Payments will be billed to the student account.


$280 - $1680 (undergraduate)
This tuition is based on 1-6 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

Undergraduate: TBA

Included in the Program Cost

  • in-country transportation 
  • transportation between Japan and South Korea 
  • lodging
  • all meals
  • health insurance
  • specific excursions

Additional Expenses

  • airfare: $1900
  • passport: $150 
  • Books: $0
  • spending Misc: $250

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2021 02/01/2021 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.