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  • Locations: Hikone, Japan; Various, Japan
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: Japan Center for Michigan Universities 
  • Budget Sheets: Summer
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 02/09/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** 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.
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Field Study, Study Abroad Areas of Study: Japanese Cultural Studies, Public Health
Housing Type: Residence Hall Language of Instruction: English
Minimum GPA: 2.5 Minimum Language Requirement: None
Program Description:

JCMU - Health & Culture


Explore Japan's unique approaches to health, healthcare, and public health firsthand!


Length: 4 weeks, from mid-May through mid-June.

Program features: You will have various opportunities to explore and travel Japan while traversing its unique healthcare system. While abroad, you will participate in the following courses:
 
  • Comparative Health, Healthcare, and Public Health (3 credits): This keystone course presents healthcare models and systems within the context of quality, access, cost, and policy. Classroom experience is enhanced with site visits and guest lectures.This program is designed to explore the vast effect of culture on Japan's health, healthcare, and public health while experiencing key aspects Eastern and Western medicine. You will observe professionals in both traditional and highly-developed technological health-related settings, including clinics hospitals, and research centers.
     
  • Introduction to Japanese Culture & Society (3 credits): This course will present you with the opportunity to further explore the foundations of Japanese culture and society and how they shape the lives of the Japanese people, which will help you understand the culture that you will be living in. Classroom lectures will be enhanced with guest lectures, site visits, and Japanese cultural demonstrations and activities.
Housing: You will be housed in the JCMU Residence Hall apartments while on the HCJ program. All rooms are double-occupancy with private bedrooms and a shared kitchen & bathroom. 

Field trips & other benefits: You will be provided with your own bike to use while on the program. In addition, you will have the chance to go on a field excursion with your classmates! The location & date of the excursion are subject to change on a yearly basis, but past students have been taken to Kyoto, Nara, Uji, and more.

Scholarships: All students coming from one of our Consortium schools (Michigan's 15 public universities) will receive an automatic Consortium Scholarship towards their HCJ program fees! To see if your school is a member of our Consortium, please visit our Consortium Scholarship webpage.
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