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  • Locations: Hiroshima, Japan; Matsuyama, Japan; Osaka, Japan
  • Program Terms: Summer
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2020 01/17/2020 ** Rolling Admission 05/15/2020 05/30/2020

** 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.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: English Program Type: Study Abroad
Provider: Faculty-Led Field of Study: Education
Minimum GPA: 2.5 Class Standing: Junior, Senior, Sophomore
Faculty Program Leader: Christine Liao, Meredith Jones Advisor: Kara Pike Inman
Program Description:
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Japan Summer Study Abroad in Education

Program Description

Study abroad in Japan provides you with education, culture, and field experience all at the same time. You will visit Japanese K-12 schools and work with the students in the classroom, learn Japanese traditional culture, visit historical and world heritage sites, and experience modern cities well as the countryside of Japan. The courses associated with the study abroad experience are focused on comparing the education in Japan and the US, learn to integrate Japanese culture in the curriculum, learning about Japanese culture, history, and the arts, and expanding global perspective. Both undergraduate and graduate students can participate in this study abroad program. The graduate level course will provide graduate students with in-depth learning. You can earn up to 6-course credits through this study abroad program.


Students are eligible to apply for this program if they meet the following eligibility criteria:
  • Degree-seeking student
  • Must be at least 18 years of age at time of participation
  • Good judicial standing
  • 2.5+ GPA at time of application

Academic Details

EDN 455: International Field Experience (3 credit hours)
EDN 592: International Field Experience (3 credit hours)

Program Dates

Application Deadline
January 17, 2020

Tentative Program Dates
May 15-30, 2020

Financial Details


Estimated Program Fee: $1,380

Program Fee Includes:

  • Program costs
  • Railpass
  • Some lodging
  • Health insurance
Additional Costs:
(not included in the program fee)
  • International airfare
  • Tuition
  • Meals
  • Most lodging
  • Entrance fees
  • Passport, if needed

Financial Aid and Scholarships
Federal and state financial aid may be applied towards this program. Even if you are normally ineligible for financial aid, you should submit a financial aid application (FAFSA). You may find that you are eligible for additional funding. 

UNCW students may also apply for a UNCW Education Abroad Grant and additional study abroad scholarships. Grant applications and additional information are available at

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