– This study abroad course will give students the opportunity to observe, explore, and practice business communication in Japan, with a specific focus on intercultural interaction.
Through lectures and the included field visits, participants will acquire an informed perspective on the role culture, history, and language play in interpersonal and business communications in Japan. Students will develop (and learn to apply) a cultural awareness of the attitudes, perspectives, and beliefs of the host country. Communication activities included in the field visits will allow students a first-hand chance to explore concepts and apply strategies discussed in class.
– James Melton, Ph.D., Central Michigan University, College of Business Administration
– The proposed itinerary features a variety of business and cultural site, including:
- Visits to local firms and opportunties to “job shadow” local businesses
- Exploring Hikone Castle
- Visit to Hiroshima and the Peace Memorial Museum
- Visits to Buddhist temple(s) and Shinto shrines
- Students will live primarily in the JCMU apartments. The JCMU student apartments are designed for double occupancy. Each furnished apartment consists of two private bedrooms/ studies and a shared kitchen, dining area and bathroom. The residential building also includes a computer lab, wireless internet, laundry room, TV room, weight room and lounge. Bicycles are provided to each student for ease of transportation and to explore the beautiful surrounding lakeside area and Hikone city.
Scholarships: All students coming from one of our Consortium schools (Michigan's 15 public universities) will receive an automatic $200 Consortium Scholarship towards their program fees! To see if your school is a member of our Consortium, please visit our Consortium Scholarship webpage.