Category: Study Abroad in Japan

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Application Deadline: February 1, 2021

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Course dates: May 17 – June 14, 2021
Travel Dates: June 1 – 11, 2021

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Study Abroad with SPC in Japan! Students will be educated about Japanese History, the unique Japanese Worldview, customs, practices, religion, philosophy, sacred spaces (visual arts/architecture), literature, and the performing arts in comparison with the Western (inherited Greco-Roman, Judeo-Christian) worldview and culture. Great emphasis will be placed on an immersive, compare/contrast experience while on site in Japan.

Think you can’t afford to study abroad? Scholarships and other ways to fund your study abroad program are available. Explore scholarship options now.

Available courses – Students must enroll in the course below.  Please talk to an advisor to ensure you have met all college enrollment requirements AND course prerequisites. Once accepted into the program, students will be notified of the Course Number and enrollment dates/deadlines.

Lead Faculty: Michael T. Jahosky

  • HUM 2270: East/West Synthesis in Japan

After you submit the application online, we will review it and an automatic email will be sent to your college email with details of your next steps, including scheduling your interview with the Japan program lead faculty. Contact Michael T.  Jahosky (727-341-4276) with any specific questions about this program.

Student Travel Blog – For a taste of what it’s like to study abroad in Japan, or to follow our students as they travel, read posts from the SPC Study Abroad blog below.

Photo above: A geisha from Tokyo on matsuri, by Wilhelm Joys Andersen, Wikimedia Commons  [CC BY-SA 2.0].

SPC student inspired by tea ceremony and colorful temples in Japan

In awe of architectural splendors and calming traditional rituals during study abroad in Japan. – Cierra Howard, SPC Student, Japan Program, May 2019 When I was approved for the Japan study abroad program, and received the email that I was awarded a scholarship, my eyes instantly filled with tears. This helped ease my burden so I … Continue reading SPC student inspired by tea ceremony and colorful temples in Japan

SPC student finds peace at the top of Mount Komagatake in Japan

Exploring cultural heritage, visiting a shintō shrine, and leaving a mountaintop marker during study abroad in Japan. – Johnathan Yong, SPC Student, Japan Program, May 2019 Our experience in Japan was a week long but one day resonated with me the most. Over the trip, there were many soaring highs and a few lows, but I … Continue reading SPC student finds peace at the top of Mount Komagatake in Japan

SPC student sees new landscapes and familiar characters in Japan

Discovering the real-life landmarks on which familiar fiction is based during study abroad in Japan. – Gyfton Bjornberg-King , SPC Student, Japan Program, May 2019 The adventures through the land of the rising sun were amazing. The two weeks that I spent in Japan opened my eyes to the differences within the world. I truly … Continue reading SPC student sees new landscapes and familiar characters in Japan

SPC student explores his goal of one day teaching English in Japan

Meeting cool people, eating authentic ramen, and exploring Tokyo neighborhoods fuel future dreams during study abroad in Japan. – Brandon Fletcher, SPC Student, Japan Program, May 2019 I’m here to speak a little regarding my experience with the Japan study abroad program, along with how impactful it has been for me. First, I must thank … Continue reading SPC student explores his goal of one day teaching English in Japan

Explore the humanities with study abroad in Japan – June 2020!

Apply by December 9, 2019 Study Abroad with SPC in Japan! Join lead faculty Michael T. Jahosky to learn about Japanese history and the unique Japanese worldview, customs, practices, religion, philosophy, sacred spaces (visual arts/architecture), literature, and the performing arts. Students will compare these cultural beliefs and practices with the Western (inherited Greco-Roman, Judeo-Christian) worldview … Continue reading Explore the humanities with study abroad in Japan – June 2020!

SPC student encounters Tokyo, Mt. Fuji on first trip abroad in Japan

Advance research on Japanese culture, etiquette, and custom helps add dimension to the study abroad experience in Japan. – Patrick Cochran, SPC Student, Japan Program, May 2019 Before going to Japan for my study abroad program with SPC, I did a lot of research about Japanese culture and the country overall. Since this was going … Continue reading SPC student encounters Tokyo, Mt. Fuji on first trip abroad in Japan

SPC student discovers efficiency and cleanliness in Japan

Elders sweeping the streets, personal hand towels, and broad public recycling observed during study abroad in Japan. – Rosemary King, SPC Student, Japan Program, May 2019 Visiting Tokyo, Japan was a dream come true. I was a little hesitant because of the cost, but with the help of a scholarship from the SPC Foundation, my dream … Continue reading SPC student discovers efficiency and cleanliness in Japan

SPC offering first-time Study Abroad trip to Japan

Ever wondered what it is like to see cherry blossoms in bloom, snow-capped Mt. Fuji or see the countryside from a bullet train? Well, now you can. For the first time, SPC is offering a study abroad program to Japan. We offer two courses; World Lit I or II. These courses will analyze literature and … Continue reading SPC offering first-time Study Abroad trip to Japan