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Study education, culture in Japan

JapanProfessors Stephen Tonks (College of Education), Helen Nagata (College of Visual and Performing Arts), and John Bentley (College of Liberal Arts and Sciences) will direct a Japanese culture, history, art and education study abroad program from May 16-29, 2016.

The program, which will take place in Western Japan using Yamaguchi City as a base, is open to NIU students of any major who are interested in Japanese language, culture, history, art and/or education. Through guided tours and lectures, students will visit numerous cities and sites including schools, universities, ancient temples, museums, Hagi (an old castle town) and Yuda Natural Hot Springs.

Interested students should visit the NIU Study Abroad Office (SAO) website and search for “Japan” to apply online. The deadline for applications is Feb. 29, 2016. The application process requires a $200 fee/deposit. The NIU program cost of the trip is $3,580. For more details, contact the SAO office at (815) 753-0700 or niuabroad@niu.edu.



Study Abroad program in Japan in the works

JapanThe College of Education is teaming up with the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the College of Visual and Performing Arts for a two-week learning experience in Japan May 16 – 29, 2016. Participants will learn about western Japan, experiencing and learning about both modern and ancient culture through guided tours, lectures and independent research. Education students will spend time in schools, working with students and teachers, and also visit with students and faculty at Yamaguchi Prefectural University (where CAHE doctoral student Robert Schalkoff is a professor). Highlights of the program included Yamaguchi City, Hagi, Hiroshima, Akiyoshidai and Miyajima. For more information, contact Professor Steven Tonks at stonks@niu.edu or NIU’s Study Abroad office at 815-753-0700.