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Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Faculty Led Open To: All Majors, Continuing Education
Minimum Class Standing: Open to All Class Levels Credit Type: BFA Credit, Continuing Education
Course Name/ CRN: JAPAN CULTURAL ARTS BFA/MFA 10631, JAPAN CULTURAL ARTS EXTENSION CREDIT 15493 XOAT9229, JAPAN CULTURAL ARTS EXTENSION NON-CREDIT 15492 XOAT9229 # of Units Offered: 1, Non-Credit Option Available
Non-Refundable Fee $150.00: *Is charged only when one "Commits" to a travel program
Program Description:
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ABOUT

Experience Tokyo, Japan and its surrounding areas through its profound heritage of cultural and artistic riches. This special program includes nine full days to visit beautiful sites and museums of historical and artistic depth. Designed to educate, the trip guides you on a journey of past, present, and future. You will be immersed within the Japanese culture, while your confidence grows along with your knowledge of Japanese society and heritage. From a dinner cruise down Sumida River to a dip in an onsen, to hands-on traditional art experiences, and the possibilities of viewing a traditional Japanese wedding and strolling underneath the cherry blossoms, your visual journey will be insightful and vast. Our goal is for your cultural and artistic growth to expand both inwardly and outwardly through your experiences. Please join us for an amazing, fulfilling adventure.

DESTINATION
Tokyo, Japan

TRAVEL DATES
May 12, 2018: Depart from Los Angeles (LAX)
May 23, 2018: Return to Los Angeles (LAX)

SLIDESHOW
https://www.otis.edu/slideshow/japan-travel-study-slideshow

NOTE: Several course meetings will be held prior to departure throughout the Spring Semester. These meetings will cover a range of topics from travel preparation to the academic components of this course.

 

APPLICATION PROCESS

  1. Click “Apply Now” at the top right corner of this page. This will lead you to create a travel account and apply for this course.

  2. Once you receive the acceptance letter, you will need to enroll with the Registration office. The CRN and course code are provided at the top of the page.

  3. Once you register, change your status to “Committed” in your travel account. 


CONTACT
Please contact one of the faculty leader, Chris Eckart (ceckardt@otis.edu) or Mayuka Thais (mayuka@mayukathais.com), for specific details about this travel study course.
With general questions regarding topics like the application process, cost, flight information, etc. please contact travelstudy@otis.edu.

INFORMATION SESSION
Date: October 26th, Thursday
Room: 406
Time: 11:30 a.m.

Date: October 18th, Wednesday
Room: Forum
Time: 11:30 a.m.

COST
(based on a minimum of 14 paying participants, price subject to change based on number of participants)
BFA/MFA: $3800
Extension Students: $4300
 
INCLUDED
Round trip Airfare
Hotel Accommodation
Breakfast & Dinner (2 meals)
Bus to and from airport
Museum Admissions
Metro Pass for one week
(activities subject to change)

NOT INCLUDED
Visa/Passport Fees (if needed)
Personal Expenses
Some Meals
Tuition Cost (only if enrolled for credit)

PROGRAM RESOURCES

Lead Faculty Contact, Chris Eckardt
Dept. of State, Japan
Otis Travel Preparation Manual_JAPAN 2017final.pdf
Emergency Plan (Travel Emergency Action Plan)
How to Apply to a Travel Study Course



Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2018 01/23/2018 ** Rolling Admission 05/12/2018 05/23/2018

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.