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  • Locations: Kanazawa, Japan; Kyoto, Japan; Takayama, Japan; Tokyo, Japan
  • Program Terms: Summer
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2021 03/01/2021 ** Rolling Admission 05/24/2021 06/07/2021

** 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.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Type of Program: UCCS Short-Term Programs Areas of Study: Asian Studies, Culture, Japanese
Minimum GPA: 2.5 Themes & Meta Majors: Arts, Humanities, and Media, UCCS Short-Term Programs
Program Description:

Faculty-Directed: Explore Japan

Program Leader: Mioko Webster

May 24 - June 7, 2021

**Please note: Inquiries and participation approval for this trip should be directed to the faculty leader, Mioko Webster, at or 719-255-3188.**
Imperial Palace - Tokyo

Program Information

Travel to Japan with UCCS and experience Japanese culture, art, and history! Interact with locals and practice your Japanese on this amazing trip and earn credit towards your degree.

Course and Credit Information

FCS 3890 (1-3 credits)
Instructor: Mioko Webster
Arashiyama Bamboo Forest

Dates and Itinerary

The dates of the trip are May 24 to June 7, 2021. Participants will depart the U.S. on a group flight from Denver International Airport on May 24, arriving in Kyoto, Japan the next day. On the return, participants will depart Japan from Narita International Airport on June 7, arriving in the U.S. the same day.
May 24: Depart U.S. for Japan
May 25: Arrive in Kyoto; group dinner
May 26: Visits to Ritsumeikan Campus; Golden Pavilion and Ryouan-ji; group lunch
May 27: Visits to Arashiyama (Monkey Mountain & Bamboo Forest), Gion Corner show, Kawara-machi; group lunch
May 28: Visits to Kiyomizu-dera, Nijojo; group lunch
May 29: Day Trip to Hiroshima and Miyajima; group dinner
May 30: Transfer to Takayama; visits to Hida Folk Village and traditional store district
May 31: Visits to Hida Folk Village, Morning Market, Museum, traditional store district
June 1: Transfer to Kanazawa; group dinner
June 2: Visits to Kanazawa University campus and historical districts
June 3: Visits to historical districts
June 4: Transfer to Tokyo; visits to Akihabara and Tokyo Tower; group dinner
June 5: Visits to Meiji Shrine, Harajuku, and Shibuya
June 6: Visits to Senso-ji, Asakusa, Sky Tree; group dinner
June 7: Depart Japan for the U.S.; arrive in U.S.

Tokyo Sky Tree Tower

Costs and Deadlines

International Affairs Non-Refundable Education Abroad Registration Fee: $50 (due March 1, 2021)
Program Fee: $3,800

  • Participants will pay the program fee to the UCCS Language Department directly; directions, along with a payment schedule, can be found below

Total Program Cost: $3,850

Included in the program cost are the following items:
  • Airfare
  • Hotels
  • Japanese transportation pass
  • Several meals (3 group lunches & 5 group dinners; 2 breakfasts & 2 dinners are included with lodging)
NOT included in the program cost are UCCS tuition, additional meals, tipping and personal spending money, and medical travel insurance.

Payment Schedule for Program Fee
Please contact Mioko Webster at to make a payment. All payments, including the non-refundable program deposit, will be made to the UCCS Language Department.
  • December 7, 2020 - $350 Non-Refundable Program Deposit
  • January 20, 2021 - $900 - 1st payment
  • February 24, 2021- $850 - 2nd payment
  • March 21, 2021 - $850 - 3rd payment
  • April 4, 2021 - $850 - 4th payment

**Please note that students seeking credit will be billed tuition on their UCCS account at their regular student rate for the Summer 2021 session. Enrollment information will be provided by the Language Department prior to the trip departure.**


All housing accommodations are shared and are in safe, clean locations approved by the faculty program director. Breakfast is included with some lodging.

Passports and Immigration

All participants need to have a valid passport to participate in this program. The passport needs to be valid for the duration of the stay and preferably for at least 6 months after the anticipated departure from Japan. Participants holding a U.S. Passport do not need a visa or additional permission to enter Japan for this program. Those who do not hold a U.S. Passport should check with the closest Japanese embassy or the closest consulate for the country they hold their passport from for entry requirements.

Information on how to obtain a U.S. Passport can be found on our website.

Health and Safety

Health and safety are paramount to a successful experience studying abroad. We encourage students to research health and safety considerations of the destination they wish to travel to. The U.S. Department of State (DOS) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) provide up to date and comprehensive information about health and safety abroad. Please visit their websites to find more information.
To learn more about this trip please contact Mioko Webster at or 719-255-3188.