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Japan: Japanese Language and Culture

Term To Study: January Term 2021
Application Deadline: Oct 15, 2020
Program Category: One-Country
Program Type: Provider
Program Locations: Tokyo
Contact Phone: 561-237-7075
Contact Name: Center For Learning Abroad
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What is Included: - On-site resident director and staff
- On-site program and safety orientation
- 24-hour emergency contact and support
- Airport pick-up and drop-off (NRT airport)
- CIEE Tokyo Study Center (Wi-Fi available)
- Course tuition (2 credits)
- Hotel accommodations
- Breakfast daily
- Farewell meal
- City tour of Tokyo
- Overnight excursion to Kyoto, Osaka, Kobe, Nara and Hiroshima
- Cultural activities
- Guided tours
- Entrance fees
- iNext travel insurance
What is not Included: - Airfare
- Baggage fees
- Visa (if required)
- Tourist entrance fees
- Taxis
- Internet access
- Telephone calls
- Cell phone
- Laundry
- Lunch and dinner (unless indicated above)
- Snacks and beverages
- Personal expenses
Program Description

Students must arrive in Japan on January 3 (which may mean initial departure on January 2 depending on where they are traveling from), and will depart from Japan on January 19.

As the economic and political capital of Japan, the city of Tokyo is the centerpiece of the Greater Tokyo Area, the most populous metropolitan area on the globe. This ultra-modern, densely-populated city lives on the cutting edge of innovation while preserving the traditions and treasures of the Japanese people. From the Imperial Palace to the Tokyo National Museum, and including more than 50 Fortune Global 500 companies, no city encapsulates the past, present and future of Japan more than Tokyo.

Through this beginning Japanese language and culture course, you'll travel to the land of the rising sun with Lynn professor Dr. Mark Luttio. Born and raised in Japan, professor Luttio will be the cultural bridge between Eastern and Western philosophies. Gain insight into the language, customs and traditions of the Japanese. Walk through the busy streets of Shibuya, Tokyo’s shopping and entertainment district. Come face to face with the giant tunas of the Tsukiji Market before watching Japan’s giant athletes collide at a sumo match. Reach sensory overload with the sights and sounds of one of the world’s largest and fast-paced cities. And just before your operating system crashes, escape at nearly 200 miles per hour on the Shinkansen, Japan’s high-speed rail lines.

When the mass transit projectile comes to a stop, a slower-paced, traditional side of Japan is revealed. Step back in time and explore the ancient capital of Kyoto while staying in a traditional Japanese inn known as a “ryokan.” Among the temples and gardens your appreciation for the richness of Japanese culture will flourish along with a greater global perspective.

This program is administered by Lynn-approved provider CIEE. All students are enrolled in a two-credit beginning Japanese language and culture course (DJLC 200: Japanese Language and Culture in Tokyo, Japan) taught by Lynn professor Dr. Mark Luttio. This course meets the J-term requirement for Language and Culture.


Quick Facts

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

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