University of Vermont

Asian Studies Outreach Program

Institute on Japan and its Cultures

  • Costs: $1800.00 program fee (includes a non-refundable registration fee of $500.00 and remaining program fee of $1,300.00), 3 UVM credits ($1,416 for 3 credits) and UVM comprehensive fee of $30 ($10 per credit)
  • Travel date: June 23 to July 13 2013
  • Planning session dates: Saturday April 6, May 4, and June 1, 2013
  • Planning session location: 211 Mann Hall, the University of Vermont
  • Japan locations: Kyoto, Nara, Hiroshima, Miyajima, and Okayama
  • Teaching Unit Participants of the Overseas Institute programs are required to create a teaching unit. View the requirements for the Standard Based. Read the PDF Unit Template Design online or download the Word Unit Template Design here.
  • Instructional Sequence Reflection Paper due on July 30, 2013 and Curriculum unit due on August 1, 2013.

Payment Check List: Download and print the Japan Payment Check list here to ensure you know the correct payment deadlines for program fees and tuition.

Syllabus: Download a word document of the Institute on Japan and Its Cultures Syllabus here.

Summer Tuition and Registration: Visit UVM'sSummer University page to learn more about how to register and payment information. Visit Student Financial Services to learn more about billing dates and deadlines.

The Institute on Japan and its Cultures is a study abroad program for Vermont educators in Japan. The program, which includes three instate planning session and three weeks overseas, provides participants with the opportunity to study various aspects of Japan culture such as economic development, education, and women's social status, and minority cultures in Japan.

General Guideline for All Overseas Programs
  • The overseas program is open to Vermont teachers and school administrators only.
  • Each participant must receive his or her school principal's approval to apply for and participate in the program.
  • Teachers in the overseas program are expected to participate in the conferences and workshops sponsored by ASOP in the following year. They are also expected to teach about the country in their schools when they return from abroad.
  • Those who have visited Asia through the ASOP sponsored program must teach about the country for at least two years in order to qualify for participation in another overseas program. This insures a broad base of participation by Vermont teachers.
  • The cost indicated in the program brochure for the program covers international transportation, domestic trans portion, instructional fees in Asia, field trips, housing, and three meals a day.
  • Participants who withdraw from the course after the first spring planning session date will be billed for the full amount of cost which includes UVM course tuition and all program fees.

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