|Dates / Deadlines:|
|Term Abroad||Year||Application Deadline||Decision Date||Program Start Date||Program End Date|
** Students will be notified of acceptance by email and through their online application.
|Minimum GPA:||2.5, Good Standing||Housing:||Dorm|
|Language of Instruction:||English, Japanese||Program Type:||GSU|
|Program Director:||Prof. Mizuki Mazzotta||Sponsoring College:||College of Arts & Sciences|
|Sponsoring Department:||Modern and Classical Languages||Credit Type:||GSU Credit|
|Credit Level:||Undergraduate Credit|
Georgia State University’s 2014 study abroad in Tokyo, Japan, will encourage students to develop a global perspective and build linguistic competence in a full immersion setting. This program provides students an opportunity to deepen their understanding of Japanese culture and people through traditional culture classes, social gatherings and living with Soka University students at the dormitory.
Students will also have an opportunity to improve their command of Japanese through structured classroom instructions, interacting with Japanese students, staff and faculty on campus, and by being in contact with speakers of the language.
In addition to attending classes and educational activities at Soka University, students will participate in field trips weekly to explore Tokyo. The program will conclude with a two-day trip to visit Kamakura, an old political center, Shonan Beach, and Yokohama.
Click here for the Japanese Studies in Tokyo brochure.
Click here for the Program Health Description: Japanese Studies in Tokyo
Take a look at this testimonial from Katherine Elmore, a Junior majoring in Film and Video, who studied during the Summer 2012 semester: Katherine Elmore
Application Deadline: January 20, 2014.
Eligibility: The program is open to students who have a minimum GPA of 2.5 and have completed or registered in JAPN 1002 at the time of application. Program size is limited and participation is contingent upon acceptance by the Program Director.
*International students at Georgia State who hold F-1 visas must contact the Office of International Students and Scholar Services at 404-413-2070 to discuss possible implications of study abroad for their immigration status.
Courses and Credit: Students will earn 6 credit hours. Students should register for JAPN 2012 and 3081.
Accommodations: Participants will stay in a single or double-occupancy dormitory of Soka University near the campus.
Costs: Program fee of $5,700*; tuition for 6 credit hours, please see Tuition Rates; and mandatory student fees (only the BOR Institutional fee and Technology fee).
If you are a non-GA resident student, you will receive the in-state tuition rate for the study abroad course. There is a $250 fee attached to this study abroad in-state tuition waiver. This waiver does not happen automatically. Please first register for the course and then let your Program Director know you are a non-GA resident.
*Program fee includes• Round-trip airfare
• Ground transportation and excursions
• Weekday breakfast and 4 dinners
• Soka University fees
• Access to Soka University’s facilities such as the library, clinic, and computer lab
• Health/Evacuation/Repatriation insurance
**Program fee does NOT include• Georgia State tuition and fees
• Personal expenses and excess baggage charges
Highlights of the program are provided below. The university reserves the right to alter travel and other arrangements if required by circumstances.
May 13 Depart from Atlanta to Tokyo
May 14 Arrive at Narita Airport in Tokyo. Depart to Hachioji
May 15 Orientation, placement test, opening ceremony
May 16 Visit downtown Tokyo
May 19 Classes begin
June 11 Classes end
June 12-13 Visit Kamakura, Yokohama, and Shonan Beach
June 14 Depart from Tokyo to Atlanta
(January 20, 2014) – $500 deposit with application
(February 14, 2014) – $2000 payment
(March 14, 2014) – remaining balance
(all payments are non-refundable upon receipt.)
Contact: Mizuki Mazzotta, Department of Modern and Classical Languages, College of Arts & Science