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  • Locations: Tokyo, Japan
  • Program Terms: Summer
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2019 03/01/2019 ** Rolling Admission 06/01/2019 06/12/2019

** 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:
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Short Term Faculty Directed Area of Study: Art (ART), Interdisciplinary Studies (IDS), Japanese (JPN), Language & LIterature (LLT)
Minimum Required GPA: 2 Language of Instruction: English
Housing Options: Hotel Language Courses Offered: No
Click here for a definition of this term Internship or Service Learning: None College Designation: COAL
Click here for a definition of this term Open to Non-MSU Student: Yes MSU Registrar's Term: Spring
Program Description:


Study Away Japan 2019 will develop and expand upon our knowledge of contemporary Japanese culture as related to the areas of art, architecture, and cuisine on a national and international level. Contemporary Japanese Culture:  Art, Architecture, and Cuisine in Tokyo will investigate dynamic relationships between the East and the West. In particular, we’ll explore aesthetic and cultural ideas and influences between Japan and Europe via art museum and gallery excursions, architectural tours, and cuisine lessons and culinary experiences with local specialists.

Program Fee: $2,510

Program Fee Includes:

  • Accommodations
  • In Country Transportation
Program Fee Excludes:
  • In-state tuition for the course(s) itself
  • Airfair
  • Transportation to/from designated airport
  • Meals
  • Passport/visa fees
  • Ground transportation for personal trips
  • Souvenirs & other personal purchases (e.g. coffee, clothing, etc.)
  • Immunization
Course(s) Offered:
  • ART 200 (3)
  • ART 497 (3)
  • IDS 297 (3)
  • IDS 397 (3)
  • JPN 297 (3)
  • LLT 215 (3)
Maximum Credit Hours: 6

Andrea Land
Department of Art and Design
Department of Modern and Classical Languages


Pre-Departure Meeting Dates Pre-Departure Meeting Topic
May 4 Preparatory Meeting
May 17 Preparatory Meeting
Program Itinerary   
June 1 Depart for Tokyo
June 2 Arrive in Tokyo, check into lodging, and review policies.
June 3 Art and Culture Lecture and Discussion
Tokyo National Art Museum
June 4 Architecture Lecture and Discussion 
Architecture Tour
June 5 Art and Culture Lecture and Discussion
National Museum of Modern Art Tokyo
June 6 Studio Art Project/Exploratory Lesson
Mori Art Museum Visit
June 7 Art and Culture Lecture and Discussion
Studio Art Project/Exploratory Lesson with Local Artist
June 8 Architecture and Culture Lecture and Discussion
Architecture Tour
June 9 Cuisine and Culture Lecture and Discussion
Cooking Lessons
June 10 Cuisine and Culture Lecture and Discussion
Cooking Lessons
June 11 Art and Culture Lecture and Discussion
Studio Art Project/Exploratory Lesson with Local Artist
Visit to National Museum of Western Art
June 12 Depart for US
Post-Program Meetings Topic
August 31 Discussion and Reflection Session

Financial Aid & Scholarships

Financial Aid and scholarships are only available to currently enrolled MSU students. If you are a visiting student from another institution, you will need to work with your home institution Financial Aid Office to identify any available aid.

The seven colleges at Missouri State University are pleased to announce their respective Study Away Scholarships. A scholarship fund has been established by MSU’s President, International Programs, and the respective college to assist students with their study abroad. Search available college scholarships here!

Other Financial Aid:
Study Away Programs works closely with the Office of Financial Aid to make funding readily available for our study away students.  Before students can schedule an appointment with Financial Aid, you must submit an approved STFD Budget Worksheet to Study Away Programs.

Study Away students may be able to use their institutional aid, grants, or loans for their study abroad.  Students are encouraged to meet with Financial Aid as soon as possible to plan appropriately for their time abroad.  Please request a Study Away Financial Aid Counselor when making an appointment.


Billing & Procedures

  • Tuition fees are not included in the program fee and will be charged to your University account separately and will be subject to MSU's billing and payment policies.
  • The program fee will be billed within approximately one week of the application deadline.  This fee includes the International Programs Academic Experience Fee. 
  • The program fee is due in full according to the standard program payment deadline (please refer to the "Financial Responsibility, Cancellation, and Withdrawal Policy" signature document). If a student is planning on financial aid to cover some or all program costs, the student must provide documentation to Study Away at least two weeks prior to the program payment deadline.
    • Students who have not paid the MSU portion of the program fee will be withdrawn from the program and dropped from the course.
  • MSU students will be billed through their University accounts.
  • Non-MSU students and program guests must pay through the Study Away storefront.
Cancellation & Refund Policies
  • If a student withdraws from the program, the participant will be liable for 15% of the total program fee, the International Programs Academic Experience Fee, and any non-refundable purchases made on the participant's behalf.
  • When the program begins, no refunds will be issued under any circumstances.

All withdrawals must be complete the STFD Program Withdrawal Form with the Program Director's signature to Study Away Programs, Plaster Student Union 209.