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*Faculty-Directed: Explore Japan
Kanazawa, Japan; Kyoto, Japan; Takayama, Japan; Tokyo, Japan (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms:
Program Terms: Summer
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Type of Program: UCCS Faculty-directed Programs Areas of Study: Asian Studies, Culture, Japanese
Minimum GPA: 2.5
Program Description:
Program Description:

Faculty Directed: Explore Japan

May 18 - June 1, 2020

Inquiries and participation approval for this trip should be directed to the faculty lead - Mioko Webster -

Hida Folk Village

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 Information:

FCS 3890 (1-3 credits)
(course tuition is charged separately to students' account)

Instructor: Mioko Webster
Arashiyama Bamboo Forest

Itinerary: Kyoto, Takayama, Kanazawa, Tokyo
May 18 - Depart USA for Japan
May 19 - Arrive in Kyoto, Japan; group dinner
May 20 - Visits to Ritsumeikan Campus; Golden Pavilion and Ryouan-ji; group lunch
May 21 - Visits to Arashiyama (Monkey Mountain & Bamboo Forest), Gion Corner, Kawara-machi; group lunch
May 22 - Visits to Kiyomizu-dera, Nijojo; group lunch
May 23 - Day Trip to Hiroshima & Miyajima; group dinner
May 24 - Transfer to Takayama; Visits to Hida Folk Village & traditional store district; group dinner
May 25 - Visits to Hida Folk Village, Morning Market, Museum, traditional store district; group breakfast and dinner
May 26 - Group breakfast and Transfer to Kanazawa
May 27 - Visits to Kanazawa University campus & historical districts
May 28 - Visits to historical districts; group dinner
May 29 - Transfer to Tokyo; Visits to Akihabara & Tokyo Tower; group dinner
May 30 - Visits to Meiji Shrine, Harajuku, and Shibuya; group dinner
May 31 - Visits to Senso-ji, Asakusa, Sky Tree
June 1 - Depart Japan for the USA
Tokyo Sky Tree Tower
Cost: $3,800 (includes air fare, hotel, and JP transportation pass)

Payment Schedule: Please contact Tim McDonnell at to make payment
  • December 10, 2019 - $350 Program Deposit - Non-Refundable (paid to UCCS Language Department)
  • January 21, 2020 - $900 - 1st payment (paid to UCCS Language Department)
  • February 18, 2020 - $850 - 2nd payment (paid to UCCS Language Department)
  • March 18, 2020 - $850 - 3rd payment (paid to UCCS Language Department)
  • April 18, 2020 - $850 - 4th payment (paid to UCCS Language Department)

Cost does not include tuition for FCS 3890 - students are responsible for paying tuition via their UCCS student account - enrollment information will be provide by the Language Department prior to the trip departure.

To learn more about this trip please contact Mioko Webster at or 719-255-3188

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Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2020 04/01/2020 ** Rolling Admission 05/18/2020 06/01/2020

** 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.
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