Here is a summer program announcement for undergrads looking to go abroad. Kyoto is wonderful and the price of this program is pretty reasonable as well! I didn’t see a deadline on the webpage, so be sure to look into it carefully if you’re interested.
I am proud to announce that the application period is now open for the third annual University of New Orleans-Japan: Study at Doshisha University summer study abroad program in Kyoto, Japan for 2011. In this five-week program, which will run from May 29th to July 1st of 2011, students will enjoy a unique opportunity to study where cultures merge and history emerged. One of the most historically and culturally rich cities in Japan, Kyoto is the perfect backdrop for students to learn about Japan.
UNO-Japan is open to any undergraduate college student who has an interest in Japan and prior knowledge is not required for participation. All courses are fully accredited and transferable. For more information, including the application, please visit the website: http://inst.uno.edu/Japan
Students will choose two courses, earning six college credits from program offerings in Japanese language (taught by Noriko Lastrapes), classical Japanese culture and postwar literature (both taught by Dr. Michael Wood, professor of Japanese Studies at Tulane), and postwar Japanese history (which I will teach–I will also serve as the academic director of the program). The non-language courses are taught in English. The courses will emphasize the exploration of this culturally-rich world, and honors options are also available for students wishing to further enrich their academic experience. Classes will meet on the campus of the esteemed Doshisha University in Kyoto.
Extra-curricular activities including cultural events, a lunchtime partner program with Doshisha University students and field trips to Nara and Kyoto are also offered. Students are encouraged to make the most of their time in one of the most enchanting settings in the world!
The program cost of $4,095 includes tuition, fees, housing, health insurance, and some program excursions. The program cost does not include airfare.
If you have specific questions, please contact me or UNOJapan@uno.edu .
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University of New Orleans
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