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Study Abroad

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

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

    May 31 to June 30, 2019

    *Note: On-campus Orientation will be from May 25 to May 29

    Additional Information Faculty-Led study abroad programs may require group travel. Please reach out to your IAP Coordinator prior to making any travel arrangements.

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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) can request GLO and EXP+ in addition to requirement(s) fulfilled by their coursework.

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

    Program Details

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

    Program Housing Statement: Stony Brook University is required to comply with the housing policies of the host country, partner institution and/or hotel/hostel. These policies may include requirements such as sex-based housing placement.

    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


    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 (Deadline extended to March 10th)
    Candidates may be interviewed to determine their qualifications for participating and representing Stony Brook University abroad.
  • Program Cost

    Program Cost

    Application Fee


    Tuition Rate

    $286 per credit for NY residents

    $1,023 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.
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