This course is designed to immerse the student in a living classroom experience with the Japanese Economic System. Students will have audiences with top executives of multinational companies, including the Arkansas Economic Development Commission, and experience cultural immersion activities as well. PHOTOS & STUDENT COMMENTS
Proposed Travel Dates: May 14- June 18, 2013 DATES & ELIGIBILITY
Course Area Offered:Students will receive 6 credit hours in an upper level WCOB course taught in English and guided by UA faculty. COURSE INFORMATION
Accommodations: Students will stay in hotels, usually two people to a room, during their stay in Japan.
Excursions: Students will carry out various visits to businesses, such as Sanyo, Toyota Motor Company, Mazda, Sharp, Kirin, NEC, Mitsui Engineering and Shipbuilding, Daiwa Steel, Oyatsu along with various attaches of the US Embassy in Tokyo among others. Students will also visit the Arkansas Economic Development Commission.
Cultural activities will include Rice Planting, Pottery, a Hanshin Tigers Baseball game, martial arts and Hibi Elementary School. Students will also have three nights of home stays with a Japanese family. Students will visit sites such as the Golden Pavilion, the Peace Park in Hiroshima, Todaij(the largest all-wood structure in the world housing the largest Buddha statue in Japan), Shinto Shrines, Himeji Castle, Matsuri Festivals and Hiezan Temple.
Estimated Costs: $4,950 + Airfare (est. $2,000) + off-campus UA tuition + Personal Expenses ESTIMATED COSTS & FUNDING
Faculty Leader: The trip will be led by Associate Prof. Robert Stapp of the University of Arkansas Walton College of Business Economics Department. He has led this study abroad program for the past 14 years and lived in Japan for 2 years, from 1993-1995.
Questions? Let us know! CONTACT INFORMATION
Application Deadline: February 1, 2013. APPLY NOW!
Leadership for the program comes from the Sam M. Walton College of Business.
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