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Program Details

The DSU Travel Study in Japan Program provides an opportunity for students to empower their academic and professional resumes with an international applied learning project that graduate schools and employers will hold in the highest esteem. Students will play a role in strengthening the relationship with St George Marathon’s sister city, Ibigawa, where they will pursue faculty-led research projects about life in the region and publish their work on an English language website. Students will also learn about the history and culture of Japan through first-hand experiences in the metropolises of Tokyo and Nagoya.

Program Requirements

  • Must be 18 years old at time of departure
  • 2.0 GPA

Program Fee Covers

In-country transportation, hotels, most meals, tours, and homestay costs.

Tentative Dates

June 8-18, 2017

Program Sites

Tokyo, Ibigawa, and Nagoya

Estimated Program Fee


Course Credit

  • INTS 3801- Travel Study: Japan in Interdisciplinary Perspective I (1 credit hour)
  • INTS 3802- Travel Study: Japan in Interdisciplinary Perspective II (2 credit hours)
  • EDUC 2800- Travel Study Japan: Culture, Education, and People (3 credit hours)

Program Fee DOES NOT Cover

DSU tuition, roundtrip international airfare, some meals, passport fees, souvenirs, travel insurance, other discretionary spending.

Program Directors

Matthew Morin, Director of General Education and Individualized Studies Email: morin@dixie.edu Phone: 435-879-4291 Office: North Plaza 125 Chizu Matsubara, Chair Department of Education Email: matsubara@dixie.edu Phone: 435-652- 7839 Office: WEDU 133B APPLY HERE