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Summer 2014 UAB in Japan

Term To Study: Summer 2014
Application Deadline: Feb 10, 2014
Program Starts: May 27, 2014
Program Ends: Jun 22, 2014
Program Category: One-Country
Program Type: Faculty-led
Program Fee: $2,664.00
Link 1: Freeman-Asia Scholarship
Link 2: UAB Department of Foreign Languages & Literatures Scholarships
Link 3: UAB Office for Study Away Scholarships
Program Locations: Mito, Tokyo
Contact Name: Uab Office For Study Away
Contact Email: studyabroad@uab.edu
What is Included: DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS IS JANUARY 31, 2014.

THE UAB IN JAPAN COSTS SHEET INDICATES ALL PAYMENT AMOUNTS AND DEADLINES.


APPLY FOR UAB STUDY AWAY SCHOLARSHIPS!

UAB Study Away Program Fee: $2664.00*

*Program Fee includes: Estimated round-trip airline travel from Birmingham, in-country transportation, housing, travelers accident insurance, UAB faculty leader, academic excursions. Does NOT include UAB Tuition & Fees or personal expenses.

Click here for instructions on how to apply to this program.
What is not Included: UAB Tuition & Fees
Meals
Passport fees
Personal expenses
Estimated Costs: The total cost of this program is approximately $5049.00***** and is broken down as follows:

GROUP COSTS:
  • UAB in Japan Program Fee: $2664.00* (paid to UAB via UAB Study Away)

INDIVIDUAL FIXED COSTS:
  • 6 credit hours of UAB Tuition and Fees: $1905.00** (paid to UAB)


INDIVIDUAL VARIABLE COSTS****
  • Meal Estimate: $480.00 (Students take with them)

*Program Fee includes: Estimated round-trip airline travel from Birmingham, in-country transportation, housing, travelers accident insurance, UAB faculty leader, academic excursions. Does NOT include UAB Tuition & Fees or personal expenses

** Based on 6 credit hours of in-state undergraduate tuition rates. May be higher for out-of-state students, and/or graduate students. Refer to www.students.uab.edu for listing of Tuition and Fee costs and payment deadlines.

**** These costs may vary depending upon individual student purchases. Students will be expected to take this amount (estimated total of $480.00) with them.

*****Please note: The cost of this travel program is based on 10 full fare participants and may be increased for a smaller group. Costs subject to change without notice due to fluctuations in currency conversion rates and/or student enrollment. See the Costs Sheet below for details on payment deadlines. Furthermore, taxes and fuel surcharges which are not covered by our contract with the airlines are subject to change and may result in additional charges. Although we make every effort to find suitable roommates for each participant, a single supplement may be charged for any single for which no suitable roommate is available. Other costs such as personal expenses, passport fees, vaccinations and luggage fees are not included in the above estimate.
Documents: 
japan application 2014.pdf
japan cost sheet 2014.pdf
japan 2014 flyer.pdf
Program Description

This trip takes students to Tokyo and to two Japanese cities with which UAB or the City of Birmingham has official ties: Mito, and Hitachi. Tokyo is the ultramodern capital, the destination for many people all over Japan for economic opportunities. Mito and Hitachi are typical "countryside" cities which are hometowns for many Tokyo residents. Students will experience both the frenetic excitement of Tokyo and the more intimate experience of smaller Japanese cities.

The two main aspects of instruction will be (1) daily life in Japan and (2) people to people ties through the official relations that both UAB and Birmingham have in Japan.

Excursions will emphasize real life in Japan, such as a visit to a grocery store, a high school, an employment agency, a real estate agent, a wedding, and a festival. Typical tourist destinations will be limited to Kamakura, home of the great Buddha statue, and Nikko, location of the gilded mausoleums of the Tokugawa shoguns. Every excursion will itself provide lessons in how to travel, eat, shop, lodge, and interact with Japanese people.

Continuing one’s learning of Japanese in Japan allows one to use the language in a 24-hour-a-day context. Studying anime and manga in Japan provides a firsthand glimpse of the social and cultural context out of which those genres developed.

This trip is designed primarily for students who have completed the 100 level of Japanese. The 200 level credit that the trip offers can be applied towards fulfilling a Japanese minor.

Additionally, the Birmingham Sister City Commission has offered to facilitate a 3-day visit to its official Japanese sister city of Hitachi. Homestays in Hitachi are possible, and have been arranged for Birmingham groups in the past, but will depend on an adequate number of host families to volunteer. The municipal governments and board of education would conduct official welcoming functions to facilitate interaction with local residents.

2014 Faculty Leader:
href="mailto:makocook@uab.edu">Prof. Masako Cook

COURSES:
Students will enroll in 3 to 6 hours of JPA 203 and/or JPA 290.

ELIGIBILITY:

Quick Facts

Population: 127368088
Capital: Tokyo
Per-capita GDP: $ 35200
Size: 377915 km2
Time Zone: (GMT + 09:00 hours) Osaka, Sapporo, Tokyo

US State Department

Travel Warning: NO

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