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Summer in Mishima

 
  • About the Program

    About the Program

    This four week total immersion program is hosted by the Mishima campus of Nihon University. Students have the opportunity to live and attend classes under the shadow of Mt. Fuji, the symbol of Japan. Prior to departure, students will receive an intensive four day orientation. During the Edo period, Mishima was an important post-town on the Tokaido Highroad, which connected Kyoto to Tokyo.  Hiroshige Ando, a famous woodblock print artist, depicted Mishima as one of the 53 stages of the Tokaido Highroad. In addition to its rich cultural history, Mishima is only one hour from Tokyo by bullet train.

    Program Highlights:

    • Overnight excursion to Kyoto
    • Visits to local museums and cultural sites
    • Activities with Nihon University students
    • Home stay with Japanese families

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    Location Mishima, Japan
    Program Type Faculty-Led Program
    Program Term Summer
    Program Dates

    May 26 to June 25, 2017

    *Note: On-campus Orientation will be from May 20 to May 25

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  • Program Details

    Course of Study

    *6-9 undergraduate credits required

    Students will select 6 to 9 credits chosen from the courses listed below.

    All participants following the Stony Brook Curriculum (SBC) will fulfill GLO and EXP+ in addition to requirement(s) fulfilled by their coursework.

    • JPN 111 Elementary Japanese I – 4 credits
    • JPN 211 Intermediate Japanese I – 3 credits
    • JPN 311 Advanced Japanese I – 3 credits
    • AAS 447 Directed Readings in Asian and Asian-American Studies
    • ANT 311 Immersion in Another Culture (DEC J) – 3 credits

    Program Details

    Language of Instruction English
    Language Proficiency N/A
    Program Term Summer
    Living Arrangements Participants live with host families

    Additional Information

    Credits earned on this program will calculate toward a student's GPA at Stony Brook University.  Non-SBU students are advised to check their home university policy on grade and credit transfer.

  • Requirements

     Requirements

    GPA 2.0
    Other Requirements Applicants will be contacted to schedule an interview with the Program Director after the deadline. Admissions decisions will be sent via e-mail in early to mid-April.
    Application Deadline March 1st 
    Candidates may be interviewed to determine their qualifications for participating and representing Stony Brook University abroad.
  • Program Cost

    Program Cost

    Application Fee

    $60

    Tuition Rate

    $278 per credit for NY residents



    $1,008 per credit for non-residents

    Program Fee $2,200 (includes housing, two meals per day, group excursions, and international health insurance)
    Administrative Fee

    $200 (non-refundable)

    International Health Insurance Included in the Program Fee
    Other Fees

    $2,000 (approximately; estimated personal expenses, books, passport, etc.)

    Orientation housing (if applicable): approx. $40/night

    Travel Costs Estimated Airfare: $1,800.  All student participants will travel together to the study abroad site. 
    Costs are estimates for planning purposes of the student and are subject to change at any point.
  • Contact Information

    Contact Information

    Pascale Jones
    International Programs Coordinator
    International Academic Programs
    Stony Brook University
    E1340 Melville Library
    Stony Brook, NY 11794-3397
    Tel: (631) 632-7030
    Fax: (631) 632-1396
    Eva Nagase
    Program Director
    Asian and Asian American Studies
    Stony Brook University
    1125 Humanities Building
    Stony Brook 11790
    Tel: (631) 632-1423
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