Program Details

Keystone course in environmental sciences (3 credits) This course acquaints students with the environmental issues facing Lake Biwa and the region from a variety of scientific and socio-cultural perspectives. Lectures are complemented by field trips and
Location:
Hikone, Japan
Program Type:
Intern Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Spring Semester, Winter Semester
Work Types:
Social Sciences

Program Overview

Program Description:
The Environment & Sustainability in Japan program allow students to learn about the challenges facing Japan's environment while experiencing its language and culture first-hand. It is designed to explore Japan's environmental issues while providing a practical understanding of Japanese language and culture.

Keystone course in environmental sciences (3 credits) This course acquaints students with the environmental issues facing Lake Biwa and the region from a variety of scientific and socio-cultural perspectives. Lectures are complemented by field trips and practical research activities. Introduction to Japanese culture & society (3 credits) Acquire a deeper understanding of Japan's unique history, culture, and people. Classroom discussion is augmented with cultural experiences and field trips.

Program fee includes tuition, books, activities, supplemental health insurance, and lodging. Transportation and boarding costs are billed separately.
Setting Description:
JCMU is located on the shore of Lake Biwa in Hikone, Shiga Prefecture, within an hour of Kyoto. Students will live in the JCMU residence hall apartment which are designed for double occupancy with two private bedrooms and a shared living space.
Cost:
Program and housing fee: $5,300 Estimated air fare: $2,100 Food: $1,000 Misc. $500 Ground transportation: $150 Total: $9,050 (Students who attend one of the 15 public Michigan universities that are a part of the JCMU consortium automatically receive a $1,500 scholarship)

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