Fall 2023: Rutgers Meets Japan
Travel Dates: January 4 - January 13, 2024
Class Meeting Times: Fall 2023 (Tuesdays & Thursdays 2:00 PM - 3:20 PM)
Program Cost: $1,250 (This is the billed amount that will appear on your Rutgers term bill during the term you study abroad.)
Out-of-Pocket Costs: $1,600 (international flight and other expenses) * This cost will be reduced with a subsidy of $500 (per student) available to help cover airfare through SAS Honors Programs.
Course Number: 01:090:295:H2, 3 credits and Study Abroad 1-credit (Honors Students will receive a total of 4 credits).
This embedded study abroad course is a 1-credit, 10-day long trip conducted after the end of the Fall 2023 semester. Students will participate in a semester-long, 3-credit honors seminar that will introduce topics and themes to be addressed during the trip.
The visit begins at Yokohama, a vibrant and cosmopolitan port city, where the first American missionaries laid their feet in 1859. We will visit the archives there and participate in gatherings with students and teachers at Ferris High School/University. The journey continues to Fukui, the home of Rutgers’ first Japanese student, to experience some of traditional Japan with Zen meditation at the temple, Japanese papermaking and more. We will participate in a Fukui University seminar and engage in activities with the students there. We conclude at Tokyo, the ever-changing capital city of Japan, as we follow the footsteps of Rutgers alumnus, William E. Griffis, and others who witnessed its rapid modernization in the late nineteenth century.
APPLY HERE by August 1, 2023