Japanese Study Tour 2014 

Modern Languages

Students participating in this study tour will have the opportunity to stay in Tokyo and have lectures at UFV’s partner institution, Chuo University. While most of our time will be spent in Tokyo, we will also visit two other cities. The first of these will be Hiroshima, where we will spend two days before arriving in Tokyo. In Hiroshima, we will visit the Peace Memorial Museum and Park, Miyajima, and the Mazda Museum and Factory. In the middle of the study tour we will make a three day trip to the historical city of Kyoto. In Kyoto, we will visit Kinkakuji-temple, Kiyomizu-temple and other places of interest. Cultural activities in Tokyo include visits to the National Museum, a Taiko-drumming show and experience, and conversation exchanges with Chuo students. There will also be an optional tour to the Ghibli Museum. In addition, students will have opportunities to stay in homestays with Japanese families. Four days in Tokyo are reserved as free days.


Thursday, May 29 to Thursday, June 19 2014

Please note that these dates conflict with UFV’s 2014 Convocation dates.


JAPN 103 - Japanese Study Tour: Language and Culture
Prerequisites: None
3 credits

This course offers students an introduction to Japanese language and culture by means of a study tour. It is a one-semester course which includes a 2 to 3 week study tour experience. The tour visits some major Japanese cities: Tokyo, Kyoto, and Hiroshima. The field experience will be preceded by lectures and tests. Discussions and lectures will continue during the study tour. Periodic field journal notes are required and a term paper will be due on the last day of the course.

Course Dates: Early Summer (May-June) Semester 2014

The course will begin as a regular course in May, then will continue and end during the stay in Japan.

JAPN 103 fulfills the prerequisite for JAPN 102


Required Participation:
Study tour orientation session prior to the departure at UFV
Orientation at the partner institution in Japan (Chuo University)
Study tour events in Japan

Optional participation:
Classes at UFV
Classes at Chuo University


May 7 - 27 Classes at UFV Two 3-hour sessions per week
May 29  Meet in the International Terminal of YVR
Fly from Vancouver to Narita 
May 30  Arrive at Narita
Stay in hotel near Narita airport 
May 31  Take airport bus to Haneda airport
Fly from Haneda to Hiroshima
Take airport bus to Hiroshima bus center
Stay in Hiroshima Bunka Koryu Kaikan 
June 1  Visit Miyajima: Itsukushima Shrine and others
Stay in Hiroshima Bunka Koryu Kaikan 
With an English speaking guide
June 2  Visit Mazda Museum and join museum tour (10am)
Visit Peace Memorial and Park in afternoon
Stay in Hiroshima Bunka Kory Kaikan 
June 3 Take airport bus to Hiroshima airport
Fly from Hiroshima to Haneda
Take airport bus to Tama Centre
Orientation at Chuo University and campus tour
Stay in homestay or dormitory 

Availability of homestay is limited

Stay in the Tama area in Tokyo
for 9+5 nights 

June 4
June 5 
Class at Chuo University (0920-1230)
Conversation hour in Japanese with Chuo students
in afternoon 
June 6  Class at Chuo University (0920-1050)
Visit National Museum in afternoon 
June 7
June 8 
June 9
June 10
June 11 
Class at Chuo University (0920-1230)
Conversation hour in Japanese with Chuo students
in afternoon 
Taiko drumming performance
and experience in the evening
June 12
June 13
June 14 
Field trip to Kyoto
Take Shinkansen from Tokyo to Kyoto
Visit Kinkakuji Temple, Kiyomizu Temple and others
Stay in Hotel Hooke Club Kyoto (2 nights) 
June 15
June 16 
FREE  Optional tour to the Ghibli
Museum on June 16 
June 17 Classroom session in Chuo University (0920-1230)
In-class writing 
June 18  Discussion & wrap-up at Chuo University (0920-1230)   
June 19 Take airport bus from Tama Center to Narita airport
Fly to Vancouver
Arrive at Vancouver airport around noon


Credit student  $3,844.11 
Non-credit student $3,700.00 

Price Includes:

Tuition for credit student / Educational fee for non-credit student
Return airfare and airport shuttle
Accomodation in Tokyo (homestay, dormitory, or hotel in Tama-Center area)
Transportation and accomodation on Hiroshima/Kyoto trip

Price Does Not Include:

Meals (except homestay)
Local transportation in Tokyo
Travel insurance

Payment Deadlines:

February 14: $500 non-refundable deposit and signed Release of Liability and Waiver and Emergency Information form

There are 12 seats available and participants will be signed up on a first-come, first-serve basis. Additionally, a person who signs up early has the priority in choosing the type of accommodation in Tokyo.

March 31: Remaining balance owing

Payment Schedule:

  Credit Student in
Non-Credit Student 
in Dorm/Homestay 

February 15 



March 29 



Upon Registration






Please Note:

Participants must me at least 19 years of age.

8-12 students will be present on the Study Tour

The language content of JAPN 103 is the same as JAPN 101 - Japanese Language I


Chuo University: http://www.chuo-u.ac.jp 042-674-2211,2212 (International Center)
     Tama Campus: 742-1 Higashinakano, Hachioji, Tokyo 192-0393

Hiroshima Bunka Koryu Kaikan: http://h-bkk.jp 082-243-8881
     3-3 Kakomachi, Naka-ku, Hiroshima 730-0812

Hotel Hokke Club Kyoto: http://www.hokke.co.jp/2601/ 075-361-1251
     Kyoto-eki Karasuma Chou-guchi Shomen, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto

Japan Airlines: http://www.jal.com

Canadian Embassy in Tokyo: http://www.canadainternational.gc.ca/japan-japon/index.aspx
     7-3-38 Akasaka Minato-ku Tokyo 107-8503 


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