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Program Location | Program Dates | Course InformationProgram Description | Accommodations | Program Fee

Due to limited accommodation space, this program has a maximum capacity.  Interested students
are strongly encouraged to apply by the early application deadline.  TnCIS anticipates that a wait list
will be initiated for the regular acceptance applicants. Contact TnCIS if you have questions.


Program Location

The program will be based in Tokyo, Japan. Tokyo is the capital of Japan and one of the largest metropolitan areas in the world. The country is a provocative and fascinating collision of tradition and modernity. Japan is home to Toyota, Honda, Nissan, Sony, Canon, Mitsubishi, Nintendo and other large companies in the world. Likewise, it boasts some of the most creative industries in the world and its cinema and art are innovative and globally trend setting.
Japan a country of social, cultural and technological contrasts. Tokyo is one the world’s most colorful and fascinating capitals. You will see new and perhaps strange fashion trends, taste the most novel and elegant dishes, and feel the pulse of the Japanese cities we visit.

Japan is the place where old meets new, tradition meets modernity and change. It is a country of social, cultural and technological contrasts. Tokyo is one the world’s most colorful and fascinating capitals. You will see new and perhaps strange fashion trends, taste the most novel and elegant dishes, and feel the pulse of the Japanese cities we visit. 

Program Dates

  • Tentative dates May 6 - 27, 2018

Course Information

All TnCIS programs are academic in nature and course work that takes advantage of the program location will be the central focus. Programs offered by TnCIS through any member institution are in keeping with SACSCOC policies for each respective institution where compliance is monitored at the institutional level.  TnCIS program courses are for credit only.

In Japan, students will enroll in ONE course. For more information about each of these courses, including pre-requisites and syllabi, use the button provided below.

Course Details 

IMPORTANT NOTE: It is possible that not all TnCIS programs or all TnCIS courses are available at your institution. A complete listing of courses offered at each member institution is available on the Members page. Please contact your TnCIS campus representative for instructions on registering and paying fees. 

Program Description

Students participating  in the TnCIS Japan 2018 program will have the opportunity to take Composition II, World History, Principle Topics in Marketing, or  Introduction to Film Studies. Understanding the global world today is more imperative than ever. This program is designed to provide students with an opportunity to live in one of the largest cities of in the world, to understand how old eastern trading culture meshes with the modern world, to meet new people, and to learn new ideas.  This dynamic destination will provide infinite inspiration for students learning about business, history, writing, or film while enriching their creativity with a global perspective.

Please note:  Prospective students should be aware that study abroad programs require a great deal of walking.  You should be prepared to walk several miles each day at a brisk pace.  You may also walk over uneven, possibly slippery or rocky terrain, even in cities.

Excursions May Include
There may be excursions to many major destinations and cultural attractions in Tokyo such as: Tsukiji Fish Market, Bunkyo Civic Center, Meiji Shrine, Yoyogi Park, Shibuya Crossing, Daimaru department store, karaoke, origami, taiko drums, kabuki theater, Akihabara technology district, sumo, and traditional Japanese bath. In addition, we may venture outside of Tokyo and, Kyoto (Nijo Castle, Kiyomizu-dera), Hiroshima (A-bomb memorial) and Kamakura.  

Students may be paired up with Japanese university students (Buddies) to take part in these excursions. 

Class Information
Classes will be held four times a week for one and a half hours per day in the mornings and subject-specific assignments will be given in the afternoons. Classrooms may be held in sponsoring universities and/or public libraries or other public spaces.


Students will share rooms with other same-gender students in clean, comfortable hostels. Students will be provided meal stipends to cover breakfast and lunch daily. When the program travels outside of Tokyo, students will lodge in hostels in the destination cities as well.

Program Fee

  • $4999

Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 02/11/2018 ** December or February 05/06/2018 05/27/2018
NOTE: Applications submitted by the early deadline (12/03/2017) will be notified of acceptance in December. Applications submitted by the regular deadline (02/11/2018) will be notified of acceptance in February.

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.