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Language and Culture in Japan

Deadline to apply:  December 5, 2014 Click here to apply and add the file attached.

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Language and Culture in Japan

Deadline to apply:  December 5, 2014 Click here to apply and add the file attached.

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Language and Culture in Japan

Deadline to apply:  December 5, 2014 Click here to apply and add the file attached.


Language and Culture in Japan 

Language and Culture in Japan - Japan is a land of vast cultural diversity, modern cities, Buddhist mountain sanctuaries, feudal castles, and diverse arts. Students are immersed in the culture of the language they are learning in order to apply their knowledge more effectively and retain more vocabulary critical for future application. Students will additionally find a mixture of old and new, where old traditions, modern technology and the latest pop culture fluidly meld together. It is the most complete and comprehensive way for students to learn and apply the target language they are studying.



Tokyo, Japan.



May16-20, 2016 (On Campus) and May23 - June 7, 2016 (In-Country)



Beginning  Japanese  I  (JAPN  1311)  or  Beginning Conversational Japanese II (JAPN   1312  Pre-requisite  JAPN 1311)  and  Art  Appreciation (ARTS 1301)



Students will earn six hours of credit upon completion of the program. Tuition is not included in the program fee. 



2.0 GPA and 12 cumulative academic credit hours. Alamo Colleges expects study abroad participants to perform academically at standards commensurate with on-campus performance. This includes attending class, taking exams, reading  required materials, completing homework, etc. If students' GPA drops below a 2.0 before they study abroad, they will not be allowed to participate in the program. 



Professor  Yuko  Kawabe  will  be  the  lead  faculty  for this program.  She  is  a  native  speaker  and  is  familiar with the Kyoto  and  Tokyo  areas.   Ms.  Kawabe  has  led successful programs  to  Japan  in  2009,  2011,2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 with Alamo Colleges.   She has extensive experience traveling with groups of students. She presently is a faculty member in the fine arts department at San Antonio College. Contact: 

Professor Sabra Booth is a nationally and internationally exhibiting artist. She has had recent shows in New York and Germany. She was also a Fulbright Scholar to Finland. She has been awarded grants by Art Pace San Antonio, the Brooklyn Arts Council, and numerous other organizations. Her mediums include animation, installation, mixed media, and printmaking. She is an MFA graduate of Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, and a BFA graduate from the University of Houston, Houston, Texas. She presently is a faculty member in the fine arts department at Palo Alto College. Contact: 




*$4,300    Includes    airfare,   lodging,    in-country   transportation, some  meals,  and  entrance  fees.  This  does  NOT include tuition, passport  fees, visa  fees, books, materials and spending money. Financial aid is available.



December 4, 2015 ................................... $200 due with application (non-refundable) 

Once students are accepted into the program,they will follow the scheduled payments:

December 16, 2015 ................................. $500 initial deposit

January 29, 2016 .................................... $1,200

February 25, 2016 .................................. $1,200

March 28, 2016 ....................................... $1,200

Failure to pay by the scheduled deadlines will result in cancellation of participation in the selected study abroad program.



May 16-20             San Antonio College Campus

May 23                  Depart to Japan

May 24                   Arrive at Tokyo Narita Airport

May 25                   Shinjuku area

May 26                   Harajuku District, Meiji Shrine, Shibuya (Statue of Hachikō) and Nezu Museum

May 27                   Sightseeing Studio Ghibli and Odaiba Island

May 28                   Kyoto (Homestay)

May 29                   Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine

May 30                   Kyoto City Sightseeing (Kinkaku-ji or Golden Pavilion, Nijō castle, Kiyomizu-dera Temple) Aeon Mall

May 31                   Nara: Tōdai-ji Temple

June 1                    Free Day  (Art Appreciation Recommendation List Provided)

June 2                    Tokyo    

June 3                    Kamakura (Hase-dera Temple and Tsurugaoka Hachiman-gū Shrine)

June 4                    Mount Fuji

June 5                    Yokohama

June 6-7                  Free days

June 8                    Depart to San Antonio

June 9-16               Time Adjustment at San Antonio College Campus




A  valid  passport  is  required  to  travel.  Click here for more information.


To apply, fill out the application and follow the instructions in the application.


*Alamo Colleges has taken considerable care in preparing information and materials for specific Study Abroad programs,and this information is subject to change. Although accurate at the time of publication, external events could result in changes in dates, itinerary,costs and other aspects of a program. Revised information will be provided as soon as it is made available, and participants should check with the faculty leader or the District Office of International Programs for the most recent information. Alamo Colleges will not be held responsible for unintentional misinformation.







Contact Information

Maria Rivera
Alamo Colleges District Office
201 W. Sheridan
Building C, Room 7

Japan Travel Brochure