May 6 - May 27, 2018
Program Description: Students in TnCIS Japan 2018 will have the opportunity to take English Composition II, Early World History, and Introduction to Film Studies. Understanding the global world today is more imperative than ever. This program is designed to provide students with an opportunity to live in one of the largest cities of in the world, to understand how old eastern trading culture meshes with the modern world, meet new people, and learn new ideas. This dynamic destination will provide infinite inspiration for students learning about business, writing, or film while enriching their creativity with a global perspective.
Please note: Prospective students should be aware of the physical exertion that study abroad programs require. For example, there is a great deal of walking. You should be prepared to walk five or more miles per day or more on average. You may also walk over uneven, possibly slippery or rocky terrain even in cities. You will also be required to carry you bags through busy airports, train stations, and metro stops, not to mention various flights of stairs.
- English Composition II: ENGL 1020
- Early World History: HIST 2310
- Introduction to Film Studies: ENGL 2810
- Special Topics in Marketing: Japanese Practice and Perspectives: Marketing 6500
Classes: Classes will be held four times a week for three hours per day in the mornings and subject-specific assignments will be given in the afternoons. Classrooms may be held in sponsoring universities and/or public libraries or other public spaces.
Excursions may include: There may be excursions to a number of major destinations and cultural attractions in Tokyo such as: Tsukiji Fish Market, Bunkyo Civic Center, Meiji Shrine, Yoyogi Park, Shibuya Crossing, Daimaru department store, Akihabara technology district, karaoke, origami, taiko drums, sumo, and traditional Japanese bath. In addition, we may venture outside of Tokyo and, Kyoto (Nijo Castle, Kiyomizu-dera), Hiroshima (A-bomb memorial) and Kamakura. Students may be paired up with Japanese university students (Buddies) to take part in these excursions.
Accommodations: Students will share rooms with other same-gender students in clean, comfortable hostels. Students will be provided meal stipends to cover breakfast and lunch daily. When the program travels outside of Tokyo, students will lodge in hostels in the destination cities as well.
Program Cost: The program cost is made up of the application fee and program fee (airfare included). All fees are paid at your home institution. Students are also required to pay a nonrefundable application fee of $100 by February 1. This fee will be paid through your Study Abroad application.
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- International airfare from Nashville
- Two meals per day
- Group Excursions
- Required Ground Transportation
- Limited Health Insurance
- Tuition for 3-credit hours
- Transportation to and from Nashville
- Personal Spending Money
A $100 U of M administration fee is already included in the given program price, but students will need to pay the TnCIS Application Fee, which is not included in the program price.
Application Procedure: In addition to the study abroad application due February 1, applicants will need to complete the TnCIS application by February 1. This application includes the online form, official transcript, and a letter of recommendation. Students are notified of acceptance by e-mail at the end of February.