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  • Japanese landscape

Art and Culture of Japan



May 15 - May 27, 2023


Program Fee: $3,300

*Includes housing, some meals and several excursions. 

Deposit Deadline:  Dec. 2, 2022

Submit your deposit here

Program fee does not include roundtrip airfare, tuition or the study abroad fee



For flexibility, students book their own flight. Program leaders will share their flight itinerary with the class and students often fly as a group on the international leg of the trip.

Study Abroad Application

~$150.00 Fee to the Education Abroad Office for administrative preparation.
Tuition Varies Students should check with the Bursar’s Office to see how much this 3-credit hour course will charge them in tuition.
International Insurance ~$11/week Fee that the Education Abroad Office adds to each students bill who studies abroad.  The policy provides medical and mental health coverage, but it is NOT trip interruption insurance.

The Class

Taught by: Amanda WangwrightKunio Hara

Pre-requisites:  There is no prerequisite for this course.

Course Attributes:  Honors Humanities, or Honors BTC (Carolina Core - AIU)

COVID-19 Vaccinations: 2 shots + booster

This course offers students the opportunity to study traditional Japanese art and architecture on site. Students will study masterpieces of Japanese sculpture and painting firsthand as they walk through world heritage sites such as Byodo-in Buddhist temple, Fushimi Inari Shinto shrine, and Nijo Castle. This course additionally involves workshops on musical and theatrical performance. Throughout this course, students will take advantage of immersive experiences gained through Japanese cuisine, peer exchanges with students at Kyoto University of the Arts, and a meditation course at a Zen Buddhist temple. This course consists of lectures and readings in advance of the trip, as well as site visits in the ancient capital of Kyoto and the modern city of Nagoya.

Travel Itinerary

Travel Itinerary to be announced.


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