The Japan Study Tour is offered in even-numbered years and, while the itinerary varies from trip to trip, participants can look forward to an astonishing array of authentic experiences in Tokyo, Kyoto, and Nara.

Highlights:

Highlights of past tours include:

Academics:

  • Undergraduate students can earn three credits in INTL BUS 3283 (Japanese Business & Society), JAPAN 3210 (Japanese Culture & Society), or HONORS 3010 (Advanced Honors Seminar in the Humanities; Honors College permission required).
  • Graduate students can earn three credits in INTL BUS 5289 (International Business Strategies).
  • A non-credit option is available for community members who wish to take part in the tour without receiving academic credit.

Student Experiences:

Shawn: "This whole experience has been unforgettable, impactful, just magical..."

Brittany: "After being in Japan a little more than two weeks, I've grown to love this country more than I thought possible."

Emily: "Something I learned is that I should not be afraid to try to use the Japanese that I know. It stuns the person you are talking to and also shows them that you are actually trying to learn their language and they really appreciate that!"

Molly: "The trip was incredibly important to me educationally, regarding my major and life goals, but also for me personally."

Amy: "All of the company visits have been helpful for me as I get to closer to graduation and start job hunting to see the different options."

Harper: "It was seriously one of the best experiences I have ever had. It was like standing in their shoes and their culture and just absorbing everything. This trip was spectacular and I would do it again in a heartbeat because the professors were magnificent, the students were willing to put themselves out there, and Japan was just beyond expectation. I expected Tokyo to be New York City, but it was most definitely not. It was utopia."

How to Apply:

For more information or to apply, please visit UMSL Study Abroad or contact Professor Amy Michael at michaela@umsl.edu.


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