Japanese Language and Culture

Ashikaga, Japan 2024

Related Course: UIS will offer a 3 credit course (UNI 460) in Summer 2024.

Faculty Leading the Program: Professor Peter Shapinsky (pshap2@uis.edu(link sends email)).

Program Duration: Two weeks in June. From June 9th to June 23rd, departing from the U.S. on June 8th.

Program Tentative Schedule:

  • Instruction in Japanese language and culture on the campus of the Ashikaga University (AU), UIS sister university in Japan. 
  • Experiences Range from the Historical to the Contemporary. Each day will also include educational field trips:
    • The Mayor’s Office and City Hall
    • The Civil Engineering Dept. and Environmental Studies Program at AU
    • The Ashikaga Gakko, the oldest university in Japan
    • The Bannaji Buddhist Temple
    • A farm or factory
    • Multiple public schools
    • The Nikko Nature Preserve & Shinto Temple complex
    • Trip to Tokyo
  • Participants will also be able to experience
    • Japanese martial arts
    • flower arranging
    • Buddhist meditation
    • a tea ceremony
    • calligraphy
    • Japanese cuisine
  • Learn more by visiting the UNI 460 Ashikaga 2024 Program flyer.

Additional Program Information:

  • Lodging will be in a combination of hotels, guesthouses, and homestays. 
  • All expenses, lodging, meals (with the exception of a few lunches), local and international travel, and entrance fees are included in the program fee (tuition and university fees are not included in the program fee). 
  • It is anticipated that the program fee will be approximately $3800, dependent upon international airfare.

Contact Study Away Program if you have questions or need more information.

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