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*Faculty-Directed: SAHE in Japan
Hiroshima, Japan; Kyoto, Japan; Tokyo, Japan (Outgoing Program)
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Type of Program: UCCS Faculty-directed Programs Areas of Study: Education
Language of Instruction: English Minimum Class Standing: 5. Graduate
Housing Type: Hotel/Hostel
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Program Description:

S.A.H.E. in Japan

Program Leaders: Dr. Patty Witkowsky and Dr. Sylvia Mendez

Program Information

This program is for graduate students in Higher Education, interested in seeking a global immersive experience in the historical and beautiful sights of Japan. From the populous city of Tokyo, to historical Kyoto, this is a short-term trip over the Thanksgiving break for UCCS students.

Course and Credit Information

Graduate Credit: LEAD6000
Course Information: This is a program that explores the cultural sights in Japan, and focusing on the impact of higher education in universities across the country. Students will meet with academic professionals in Japan, touring different universities and learning about the educational system, and how their system operates compared to the United States. Students also explore different temples and shrines to understand further the culture and history of Japan.

Dates and Itinerary

November 16th - November 25th, 2018

This is a program that explores 3 major cities in Japan. Students will explore temples, shrines, and have the chance to meet and discuss educational concepts and applications with professionals from Japan. 

Included in this program are the following cities and excursions:
  • Tokyo: Asakusa Area, Sensoji Temple, Tokyo national Museum, Yushima Seido Temple, Meiji Shrine, Program Orientation near Shinjuku, One-day University and Half-day University visit.
  • Kyoto: Niji Castle, Kinkakuji Temple, Ginkakuji Temple, Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, One-day University Visit
  • Hiroshima: Okonomiyaki, Peace Memorial Visit, Farewell Dinner, Free Day in Miyajimi, Fly Back to US

Costs and Deadlines

Total Cost for Program: $2,280 + International Flight Expense + UCCS Course Fees

1st Payment of $1,140 due July 1st
Final Payment of $1,140 due August 30th

Included in the cost is the following items:

  • Local transportation

  • Hotels

  • Most meals

  • Entry into shrines and museums

  • Travel and Medical Insurance

Double Bed Supplement Fee of $680
Participants will be invoiced directly in line with the payment deadlines. 


All housing accommodations are in 3-star hotels, with breakfast provided. Hotels offer internet access, double occupancy rooms (single occupancy for university officers, director, employee, agents, and representatives), and dining facilities.

Passports and Immigration

All participants need to have a valid passport to participate in this program. The passports need to be valid at least 6 months after the anticipated departure from Northern Ireland/United Kingdom. Participants holding a U.S. Passport do not need a visa or additional permission to enter Northern Ireland/United Kingdom for this program. Those who do not hold a U.S. Passport should check with the closest United Kingdom embassy or consulate for the country that they hold the Passport from for entry requirements.

Information on how to obtain a U.S. Passport can be found at our website here: http://

Health and Safety Information

Health and safety are paramount to a successful experience studying abroad. We encourage students to research health and safety considerations of the destination in which they wish to go. 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 the following links to find more information:
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About Professors Witkowsky and Mendez

Dr. Witkowsky is the Coordinator for the S.A.H.E. program and an Assistant Professor for Higher Education. She has 12 years previous of administrative experience in education, and has led many university organizations successfully. Her specialty is now teaching graduate courses in Higher Education, focusing on leadership and values in being a good leader.

Dr. Mendez is an Associate Professor, and Chair of the Department of Leadership, Research, and Foundations at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs. She focuses her research and studies on educational attainment and schooling experiences. She teaches courses based on foundations of education, and educational research and leadership policies.

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Fall 2019 03/01/2019 04/01/2019 TBA TBA
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