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Global Classroom: Tokyo, Japan—Summer 2020—3 Week Program


A-State General Study Abroad Application
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All A-State students applying for study abroad are required to complete the A-State general study abroad online application and submit any related materials. Applications are accepted and processed on a first-come, first-served basis.  Space is limited.  Apply early.

Program Description

Spend three weeks exploring one of the most dynamic modern cities in the world.
As the capital of Japan and the largest metropolitan area in the world, Tokyo is on the
cutting edge of everything from architecture, technology, and fashion to food and pop
culture. Along with the futuristic, you will also find pockets of deeply traditional culture
and amazing natural beauty.
The A-State Global Classroom program gives you the opportunity to affordably explore
a unique, refreshing, and incredibly exciting part of the world.
Spend three weeks living in Tokyo while taking one or two courses in History, English,
Business, Strategic Communication, Media Management, or Service Learning. Courses
are taught by A-State faculty members housed at our partner schools, Rykkio and Meiji
Universities, and complemented with immersive co-curricular activities designed to
increase intercultural understanding.

Dates & Deadlines

Program dates: June 7th - June 29th, 2020



Application Deadline December 1st, 2019
Non-refundable deposit $500 due November 22nd, 2019
Withdrawal Deadline - Deposit fee is non-refundable after this date December 1st, 2019
First payment due - $1300 January 15th, 2020
Final balance payment due April 17th, 2020
Submit completed Post Acceptance forms May 8th, 2020
Permit issued for student to enroll in program courses March 16th, 2020


  • GPA: 2.5
  • Freshman, Sophomore, Junior or Senior in good academic standing
  • Open to All Students

Courses Offered

Business Special Problems in Law: Law in Japan
Media Special Problems in Media: Companies and Corporate Communication
History More than Island Hopping: World War II in the Pacific
Strategic Communications Interactive Advertising
Critical Thinking in the Profession Nontraditional Studies
Advanced Service Learning Nontraditional Studies


Estimated cost: $3,100

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Includes Does Not Include
Roundtrip airfare from Memphis to Tokyo
A-State tuition and fees
Accommodations Meals
2-weekend day trips excursions Spending money
Refillable metro card
Passport application/ Visa (if applicable) fee
Activities according to the itinerary Textbooks
Study abroad medical insurance Study Abroad Administrative fee

Study Abroad Funding Opportunities

Click here to learn about the A-State Study Abroad Travel Voucher* and other funding opportunities.

  • Additional Information

    The program does NOT include A-State Tuition and fees. A-State tuition and fees will be charged separately to your student account after you enroll in the course linked to the program. Some of the fees associated with on-campus courses might be waived.  

    Registration and payment of tuition and fees for the course are the same as any A-State course and must be paid according to the schedule set by the Registrar. 

    * The program fee is tentative and based on enrollment, airline fees, and currency exchange rate at the time of program development. Should program enrollment be less than 10 students, exchange rate or, airline fees increase significantly, the program fee may need to be modified.

    All participants must sign up for the courses; no one may come on the program without taking the course.

    Financial Aid

    Students who wish to apply for any form of financial aid for Study Abroad must take the following steps:

    • Complete FAFSA for the academic year
    • Meet with their Financial Aid Counselor to discuss financial aid eligibilities.
    • Schedule an appointment with the Study Abroad Director to create a Financial Aid Budget Sheet. Using the budget worksheet, the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships will determine financial aid award based on the student’s cost of attendance and eligibility.