Skip to content

Programs : Brochure

This page is the brochure for your selected program. You can view the provided information for this program on this page and click on the available buttons for additional options.
Program Description:
 

Program Overview     


Japan has the third largest national economy in the world and a close relationship with the United States. You will experience the country's unique overall history and culture, including visits to various sites in Nagasaki. You will visit with bilingual (Japanese- and English-speaking) students and faculty at a partner university in Fukuoka. You will also visit international organizations in Fukuoka and Tokyo, some with a predominantly Japanese operating culture and some with a predominantly Western operating culture. You will also have time to explore Tokyo, widely considered one of the world's top cities in terms of its economic importance and blend of cultural influences.

The trip component is part of a three-credit, half-semester course titled Organizational Communication in Japan. The course is a hybrid with mandatory once-weekly meetings in January and February, online activities, and travel over spring break. Students based on campuses other than Penn State Abington may make a special arrangement (at the discretion of the professor) to participate in a fully online fashion prior to joining the other students for the trip.


Program Quicklinks     


Eligibility
Housing and Meals
Program Costs
Financial Aid & Scholarships
More Information
How to Apply
Other Useful Links


 


Eligibility


Any pre-requisite courses are established by the faculty leader or department hosting the course.  The following have been listed as pre-requisites for consideration to enroll in this course and travel on the embedded education abroad program:
  • No pre-requisites.
  • This course is open to students of all majors and from all campuses.
  • Admission in the course and permission to travel with the group are at the discretion of the faculty leader and/or academic department hosting the course.  Academic standing and disciplinary or conduct issues may impact eligibility.

Housing and Meals


During the embedded travel component, housing will consist of - information not available regarding housing at this time.


Program Costs



Students pay regular Penn State tuition (either in-state or out-of-state) for the credits associated with the embedded course.  Travel costs, lodging, meals, excursions, and other fees are determined by the program budget which is set by the program leader.  Please consult the program leader for additional information.
 

Financial Aid & Scholarships


Global Programs administers a scholarship that is specifically designated to support students studying abroad on embedded courses.  The scholarship is competitive, and the deadlines to apply are strictly enforced.  Please review the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Scholarship eligibility, deadlines, and application process.
 

For More Information



For more information about this course, please contact the program leader: Ross Brinkert by emailing rsb20@psu.edu.
 

How to Apply


 The process for enrolling in an embedded course varies according to the instructor and/or department.  The program leader has indicated that in order to enroll in the course and travel component, students must contact the program leader by email to schedule an in person, Skype, or FaceTime interview. The deadline for requesting an interview is November 17. The deadline for completing an interview is December 1. 


Studying Abroad with a Disability


Many students with disabilities successfully study abroad each year. Please note that other cultures may have different attitudes and available accommodations regarding disabilities. While we cannot guarantee the accessibility of all program sites and locations, specific accommodations may be arranged in consultation with our office, the Student Disability Resources office, and our partners abroad. To prepare for success, students are strongly encouraged to research the country and program location to consider if and how they will manage their disabilities abroad in advance of selecting a program. Students with disabilities and other diverse backgrounds can begin their research on our Diversity Awareness Abroad page.
 

 

 



Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring- Embedded 2017 03/01/2017
**
Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Spring- Embedded 2018 08/22/2017
**
Rolling Admission 03/03/2018 03/10/2018
NOTE: The application deadline date is NOT as it appears above. Please contact the program leader Ross Brinkert by emailing rsb20@psu.edu if you are interested in applying for this embedded program.

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

Indicates that deadline has passed