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  • Locations: Himeji, Japan; Hiroshima, Japan; Kyoto, Japan; Nara, Japan; Odawara, Japan; Tokyo, Japan
  • Program Terms: Spring Break
  • Program Fees: Spring Break
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Open to: All UWRF students, Non-UWRF students Credit Bearing: Credit bearing
Program Description:
Japan: Study Tour Research

Program Overview:

Open to students of all majors, this study tour will provide its participants with an opportunity to study Japanese history and civilization and examine the impact of modernization and globalization on Japanese society and culture. Students will deepen their understanding to learn how the turbulent and complex Japanese-US relationship during WWII reshaped Japanese political and economic systems. An integral part of a semester-long Japanese history survey course, this study tour allows students to study Japanese history and civilization by combining classroom learning with a study abroad field trip. After attending lectures on the UWRF campus that will examine pre-modern evolution of Japanese society and state, the impact of modernization and globalization on Japanese society and culture, and the making of a turbulent and complex Japanese-US relationship before, during and after WWII, students will visit Japan as a way to place in context what they have learned in classroom. 

By visiting the following cities, the participants will also have the opportunity to experience the amazing, diverse landscape of Japan and learn how Japanese aesthetics has been framing and reframing that landscape—
  • Tokyo: the capital city of modern Japan since 1868
  • Hakone: the city where the participants will view Mount Fuji and tour the natural wonders surrounding it
  • Kyoto: ancient capital city for the Japanese imperial government between the 8th century and 1868
  • Nara: the first permanent capital city for the Japanese imperial government (710AD-784AD)
  • Himeji: the city where the participants will tour Himeji Castle, a feudal castle listed as UJNESCO world heritage site Hiroshima: the city that suffered the first atomic bomb attack on August 6, 1945
  • Miyajima Island: a beautiful island facing Hiroshima where the most famous Shinto torii is situated
Program leader: Dr. Zhiguo Yang, zhiguo.yang@uwrf.edu
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Location:

The program will take place in these Japanese cities: Tokyo, Hakone, Kyoto, Nara, Himeji, Hiroshima and Miyajima Island.

Academics:

HIST 371

HIST 371 can be taken as a 3-credit course to satisfy history major/minor, international study major/minor, Asian studies minor and Global Perspectives requirements.
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Cost:

A breakdown of the costs related to this program can be viewed by clicking on the “Program Fees” link (in the table at the top of this brochure) for the desired term.

Housing & Meals:

Hotel accommodations, most breakfasts and three dinner meals are included in the program fee. Hotel accommodation is based on double occupancy in Western-styled hotels or Japanese-styled inns (called ryokan).

Travel Arrangements:

Roundtrip airfare from Minneapolis to Tokyo is included in the program fee.

Additional Information:

Ground transportation, including Japanese Railways and bus fees, is included in the program fee.

How to Apply:

Check out the information on How to Apply, then come back to this program’s brochure and click on the “Apply Now” button at the top of the page.
 


Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.