The program will offer an introduction to the culture and technical capacity of Japan, with some emphasis on materials science and metallurgy (historical and current). The program will be travel-based, with stays in Kyoto, Tokyo, Osaka and a small island in the Inland Sea, Shiraishi. Program highlights include visits to the world’s largest bronze Buddha and the surrounding parks and shrines in Nara, as well as a tour of a culinary knife forging company near Osaka.
- Available credit(s): 3
- Applicants are required to enroll in the program course (Undergraduate or Graduate)
- Courses are subject to change
- Click on the Courses Offered link above for more information, including prerequisites
- Possible excursions may include:
- Fushimi Inari Shrine and walking tour of Kyoto
- Tokyo National Museum
- Nara bronze Buddha sculpture, a UNESCO World Heritage site
- Industrial plant visit
LEARNING ABROAD BADGES
In addition to taking classes, students enrich their time abroad by participating in Learning Abroad Badge opportunities such as, Career Development, Language Immersion, Research Experience, and Community Engagement:
The Learning Abroad Badges listed in the Fact Sheet above are included in this program. Some programs offer opportunities to earn additional Learning Abroad Badges through independent options. Students interested in earning multiple Learning Abroad Badges can participate in the Global U Program and receive special recognition at graduation.
- Career Development
- Students will gain an understanding of how cultural differences between societies can affect technical progress and corporate or social structures.
- This experience will provide valuable, comparative and practical insights into the interaction between community, history, and engineering that can be highlighted on resumes and during job interviews.
- Research Experience
- As part of the program, students identify a research topic, identify sources of data, and collect the data to complete an assessment of a product, material, or process in Japan and in Salt Lake City.
- Research topics vary widely based on student’s individual interests. The final project could serve as a poster session abstract or the foundation of a conference presentation.
- Mark Koopman, Ph.D.
- Assistant Research Professor
- Department of Metallurgical Engineering
- See Housing Type(s) above
- Participants are required to use the program housing facilities
- Housing is included in the program cost
- Click on the Budget Sheet link above for information about ESTIMATED costs
- Participants should read the full Withdrawal Penalty Policy BEFORE applying
- Scholarships are available for Degree-Seeking, University of Utah students
- Financial Aid might apply, visit your Financial Aid Counselor for more information