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Language and Culture in Japan

Deadline to apply:  December 8, 2017,  Click here to apply.

For scholarship information click here.

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Language and Culture in Japan

Deadline to apply:  December 8, 2017,  Click here to apply.

For scholarship information click here.



Language, Culture and Architecture in Japan. Japan is a land of vast cultural diversity: modern cities, Buddhist mountain sanctuaries, feudal castles and thousand year-old thatched roof houses. Students will be immersed in the culture and architecture of Japan as they learn the Japanese language in order to apply that knowledge more effectively and retain more vocabulary for future application. Students will additionally find in Japan a mixture of old and new: where old traditions and construction, modern technology and the latest pop culture, meld together. Immersion in the culture and architecture of Japan is the most complete and comprehensive way for students to learn and apply the Japanese language.



Tokyo and Kyoto, Japan



May14-18, 2018 (SAC Campus) and May 21 - June 7, 2018 (In-Country) and June 11-14, 2018 (SAC Campus)



Elementary Japanese I  (JAPN  1411) and Introduction to Architecture (ARCH 1311) or Art Appreciation (ARTS 1301)



Students will earn six hours of credit upon successful completion of the program.  



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 the Japan program and will teach Elementary Japanese I (JAPN 1411).  Presently, Kawabe is a faculty member in the Foreign Languages Department at San Antonio College. She  is  a  native  speaker  and  is  familiar with the Kyoto  and  Tokyo  areas.   Professor  Kawabe  has  extensive experience traveling with groups of students. She has led successful programs  to  Japan  in  2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 with Alamo Colleges District. Contact:  

Professor Sabra Booth is a nationally and internationally exhibiting artist. She presently is a faculty member in the Fine Arts Department at Palo Alto College. Ms. Booth will be the lead faculty for Art Appreciation (ARTS 1301). She was a Fulbright Scholar to Finland. 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, Texas. She has lead a group of students to Italy in 2015 and Japan in summer 2016 and 2017.  Contact:




*$4,800    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. Summer Momentum Program may be applied towards tuition if applicable



December 8, 2017 ...(non-refundable)................................ $200 due with application  

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

December 15, 2017 ....(initial deposit)............................. $500

January 19, 2018 .................................... $1,367

February 9, 2018 .................................. $1,367

March 2, 2018 ....................................... $1,366

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




May 14-17             Classes at San Antonio College

May 21                  Depart San Antonio, Texas to Japan

May 22                  Arrive Osaka, Bus to Nara and dinner

May 23                  Todaiji Temple, Nara Park and National Museum .


May 24                  Travel to Kyoto

May 25                  Kyoto City, Ryonaji, Golden Pavilion

May 26                  Host families

May 27                  Kyoto Station, Fushimi Taisha 

May 28                  Kyoto City, Nijo Castle

May 29                  Kyoto Craft Center/Manga Museum

May 30                  Travel to Kamakura

May 31                  Sightseeing Enoshima

June 1                   Tokyo - Kabuki Night   

June 2                   Asakusa, Edo Museum

June 3                   Harajuku, Meiji Jinguu, Shibura

June 4                   Mount Fuji

June 5                   Ueno Area National Museum

June 6                   Exploration Day

June 7                   Return to San Antonio

June 11-14            Classes at San Antonio College




A  valid  passport  is  required  to  travel. You can visit for additional information.


Student receiving a pell grant are eligible for the Benjamin Gilman Scholarship. If awarded, students may receive up to 5,000. learn more at


Maria Rivera-Midence

(210) 485-0084




*Alamo Colleges has taken considerable care in preparing information and materials for specific Study Abroad programs,but 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