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Summer in Mishima, Japan

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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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

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Course Information


Mishima, Japan

Language of Instruction


Language Proficiency


Program Type

Group experience led by SBU faculty

Program Dates

May 26 to June 25, 2017
*Note: On-campus Orientation will be from May 20 to May 25

Living Arrangements

Participants live with host families



2.0 GPA or higher

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 (*Application deadline has been extended to March 15)

Candidates may be interviewed to determine their qualifications for participating and representing Stony Brook University abroad.

Program Cost

Application Fee $60
Tuition Rate $270 per credit for NY residents ; $988 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.

More 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.

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Contact Information

International Academic Programs

International Academic Programs
Stony Brook University
E1340 Melville Library
Stony Brook, N.Y. 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, N.Y. 11790-5354
Tel: (631) 632-1423
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