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Summer in Mishima

  • Details and Cost

    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

    2024 Dates: TBD Required On-Campus Orientation Late May

    Flight Departs Late May

    Return Late June

    Language of Instruction English
    Budget View Budget
    Living Arrangements Participants live with host families
    Additional Information Faculty-Led study abroad programs may require group travel. Please reach out to your IAP Coordinator prior to making any travel arrangements.
    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.


    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 February 29
    Candidates may be interviewed to determine their qualifications for participating and representing Stony Brook University abroad.
  • Academic Information

    Course Information

    *6-9 undergraduate credits required

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

    • 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

    Academic Policies

    • 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.
    • Students following the Stony Brook Curriculum (SBC) may request for GLO and EXP+ in addition to requirements fulfilled by their coursework.

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