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Shoukai Japan
Hiroshima, Japan; Kurama, Japan; Kyoto, Japan; Nara, Japan; Osaka, Japan (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms:
Program Terms: Spring
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Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2019 11/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission 01/07/2019 06/01/2019
NOTE: Program includes Spring 2019 mini-B course, which takes place on Tuesday's from 6:15-9:15 PM. Plus May-Term travel. All Shoukai Japan course credit counts towards Spring 2019. More specific course details are included in the online application.

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Program Description:
Program Description:

Shoukai Japan: Spring 2019 


About the Program
Embark on a journey of self-discovery and culture as we learn about social perception and how it impacts our intercultural interactions. Explore the food, people, history, pop culture, and lifestyle of Tokyo, Mt. Fuji, Kyoto, Nara, Osaka, and Hiroshima on an exciting 16-day immersive experience!
For the program, students are enrolled in one of the following Spring 2019 Mini-B courses. The course will be held on Tuesday's from 6:15pm-9:15pm. 

Earn 3 total credits in:
CAS 285DE                          Intercultural Communication                              3 Credits
This track will fulfill:
3 credits toward the Communications major/minor
3 credits toward the Humanities Core
Earn partial credit toward the Asian Studies Minor
Completes the International Studies Core Requirement
Completes the Experiential Learning Requirement (EXP)


PSY 263IE                           Shoukai Japan                                                   3 Credits
This track will fulfill:
3 credits toward the Psychology major/minor
3 credits toward the Social Science Core 
Earn partial credit toward the Asian Studies Minor
Completes the International Studies Core Requirement
Completes the Experiential Learning Requirement (EXP)

*Note: if you go over 18 credit hours (including these 3 hours) for Spring 2019, you will be charged the overload credits fees.

Program Leaders:     
Dr. Stephanie Richman (PSY),
Dr. Clare Gross (CAS),
Tentative Itinerary
Travel Portion: May 5 - May 20

May 5                                 Depart from Cleveland
May 6-11                            Tour Tokyo and Mt. Fuji

May 11-16                          Explore Kyoto and Nara

May 16-20                          Tour Osaka and Hiroshima

May 20                               Return to the U.S.

Program Cost and Fees
Program Fee: *$4,750
*Cost is subject to change and will be finalized Fall 2018. See Study Abroad for specifics including financial aid. 
Includes travel, lodging, events, and some meals
$300 non-refundable deposit will secure your space in the program
Full Time Students: The 3-hours of tuition will be counted toward the Spring 2019 semester.
Part- Time Students: Will be charged the tuition costs for 3 credit hours.
See Study Abroad for more details.
What’s included?
Tuition, flight, housing, land transportation, some meals, visa, admission fees, tours, and more…
What’s not included?
Passport and spending money
Based on financial need additional financial aid may be available.
* Given changing dollar exchange rates, BW reserves the right to make adjustments to the itinerary and program costs as needed.
Prior language study or course-work NOT required
Required – 2.5 GPA, clear student conduct record, must have completed 1 semester at BW to be eligible to apply
Final admittance is subject to faculty leader approval after interviews have been conducted. (note: not all students will be invited for an interview)
Application Process
Before you are accepted in a Study Abroad program, Explorations. Study Abroad will verify that you meet the following requirements:
  • You meet the minimum GPA required for the program you have selected.
  • You have not had any student conduct violations within the past 12 months (we will verify this with the student conduct office). 
  • You have completed at least 1 semester at BW.
  1. Click the  "Apply Now" button.
  2. Login using your BW user name and password.
  3. Read and complete the list of application requirements.
  4. Complete the Interest Statement:
    1. Open this section on your application portal
    2. Answer the questions.
    3. Copy and paste your answers in a word document 
    4. Email your word document to your academic advisor. Your advisor will need to review your responses prior to completing the Advisor Recommendation (outlined below). 
  5. Request your Electronic Academic Advisor Recommendation:
    1. Open this section on your application portal.
    2. Search for your advisor by name
    3. Click send.
    4. Your advisor will receive an email letting them know they need to login to the Study Abroad website to complete a recommendation form. 
  6. Upload a profile photo
  7. Read the Academic Expectations- open on your application portal and electronically sign
  8. Read the Risk and Requirements Form- open on your application portal and electronically sign
  9. Faculty Interview- Once the above items are complete, the faculty will be in touch to schedule an interview. Final admittance will be determined by the faculty leaders. *Please note, not all applicants will be invited to interview. 
If you are accepted in the program, you will be notified via email from the Study Abroad Office. You will need to login to your BW Study Abroad Application Portal to access Part 2 of the application. You will need to commit to participating and submit a $300 non-refundable deposit (details on how to submit the deposit will be outlined on your application portal). This deposit will reserve your space in the program. The remainder of the documents on Part 2 are due by your programs application deadline. 

If you decide to cancel your application after committing, your deposit will be forfeited and you may be subject to an additional $300 cancellation fee. Details regarding this are outlined in the Statement of Responsibility and Waiver of Liability.pdf  

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