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  • Locations: Hiroshima, Japan; Nagasaki, Japan; Okunoshima, Japan; Tokyo, Japan
  • Program Terms: Summer Intersession
  • Restrictions: SIU applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Summer Intersession
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer Intersession 2019 03/01/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** 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.
Program Description:

Global Peace Studies in Japan
University Honors Program

Overview

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This course takes an interdisciplinary and comprehensive approach to peace studies, specifically related to nuclear technologies/politics, WWII histories (the Pacific Theatre), human and environmental health (radiation effects), war literature, intercultural communication, and international relations. Specifically located in Japan, this global peace studies course visits Tokyo, Hiroshima, and Nagasaki and includes various museum/facility visits; various lectures; A-bomb survivors’ storytelling; numerous readings and discussions; and some tourist attractions. Japanese language proficiency is NOT required to enroll in this course.  

 

Locations

Tokyo
Hiroshima 
Hakata
Nagasaki  

Dates

 

 

Itinerary

Date Content
5/13(Mon) Tokyo International Airport
5/14 (Tue) Tokyo Sightseeing/Cultural Experience
5/15 (Wed) Edo-Tokyo Museum
Tokyo Air Raids Museum
Discussion
5/16 (Thu) Hiroshima Peace Museum 
Discussion
5/17 (Fri) Okunoshima/Poison Gas Museum 
Atomic Bomb Survivors Testimony
Discussion
5/18 (Sat) Lecture
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park Tour
Honkawa Elementary School Museum
Atomic Bomb Literature Reciting
5/19 (Sun) Fukutomicho
Solo Performance Screening
5/20 (Mon) Radiation Effects Research Foundation
Lectures
Hiroshima Sightseeing/Cultural Experience
5/21 (Tue) Miyajima Sightseeing/Hiking/Cultural Experience
5/22 (Wed) Tachiarai Peace Memorial Museum
Discussion 
Hakata Sightseeing/Cultural Experience
5/23 (Thu) Oka Masaharu Museum
Discussion
Nagasaki Sightseeing/Cultural Experience
5/24 (Fri) Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum
Nagasaki Peace Memorial Park
Reflection and Discussion
5/25 (Sat) Osaka Sightseeing/Cultural Experience
5/26 (Sun) Hakone Sightseeing/Cultural Expeirence
Reflection and Discussion
5/27 (Sun) Tokyo Sightseeing
5/28 (Mon) Tokyo International Airport (Narita)
(The study-abroad course ends in Narita/Tokyo.


Courses

Requirements
UHON 351U, UHON 351M, or EA 370A (3 Credit Hours) OR CMST 490C (3 Credit Hours)
  • Pre-trip meeting attendance
  • Short Papers
  • Check-ins
  • Tour Guide
  • Research project or creative exhibit
 
  • Pre-trip meeting attendance
  • Short Papers
  • Check-ins
  • Tour Guide
  • Research project or creative exhibit
  • Two one-hour lectures under supervision

Eligibility 

Educational Objectives

This course takes a communication approach to peace studies, education, and activism. The fundamental assumptions of a communication approach are that our realities are socially constructed in/by/through communication and that mindful communication can help us agentically construct realities/messages for the future. You are going to use ethnographic field/interviewing and library research to study Hiroshima A-bomb experiences. You interact with A-bomb survivors, peace educators, and local residents. Further, you are to construct "your own" peace message from your stay in Hiroshima regarding wars, nuclear politics, and/or international relations, and produce a creative  text (a speech, story, essay, poem, prose, picture archive, documentary, dance piece, song, etc.) that conveys the message in a lively and engaging manner that highlights your academic interests/majors.

 

Faculty and Contact Information

Instructor: Satoshi Toyosaki, Ph.D.
Office: Comm. 2209
Phone: (618) 453-4669
Email: tsatoshi@siu.edu

 

Number of Participants

The program is based upon a minimum of ten participants.

 

Program Charge

Program Charge - $1,500.00

Cost includes:
  • Museum visits, tours, day trips, and lectures

  • Survivor testimony, storytelling, and interviewing

  • Transportation to and from the airport

  • Lodging throughout stay

  • Coordination and supervision of stay

  • SIU Study Abroad insurance

 Other Costs-What is not Included:
  • SIU Tuition for 3 credit hours

  • Round-trip airfare

  • Japan Rail Pass

  • Public transportation in Japan that your JR Pass does NOT include

  • Most meals

  • ​Personal spending

Payment Plan

Installment 1- $150 Non-refundable deposit is due with application
Installment 2- $1,000 due March 1, 2018
Installment 3- $Balance of Program Charge due April 1, 2018


Installments must be made by check or money order made payable to SIUC at the Study Abroad Office located in Woody Hall.

Financial Aid

Financial Aid is available for SIU Carbondale students and requires full-time registration and other conditions.  You should consult with the Financial Aid Office to get an estimate of what you might have available.  Programs that take place after the end of the Fall Semester/commencement are considered as Spring Semester Programs.  Programs that take place after the end of the Spring Semester/commencement are considered Fall Semester Programs.

Study abroad has scholarships that are available for SIU undergraduate students.  You can apply for those here “Salukis Abroad Scholarship”.
 

Housing

Housing will be arranged by program coordinator prior to the trip. Expect hotels, inns, or hostels. Names of lodging are included in the itinerary above.

Transportation
Participants will be instructed on how to purchase a Japan Rail Pass.

 

Application Deadline and Procedure

Applications are due by March 1, although earlier application is advised. We cannot guarantee that spaces will still be available by this time.

To apply, simply click on the Apply Now button in the top section of the program information. A $150 deposit is due upon application, $50 of which is not refundable. This $150 is included in the program charge. The deposit will need to be paid by check or money order at the Study Abroad Office in Woody Hall once you have submitted your application online.

Please contact Study Abroad Programs, studyabr@siu.edu  or 618-453-7670 for assistance.​

Cancellation Policy

The following cancellation policies apply to all programs with the exceptions noted:
90+ Days before departure - $50 application charge plus any non-refundable charges
60+ Days before departure - $100 plus any non-refundable charges
30+ Days before departure - $$150 plus any non-refundable charges
Up to day of departure - $200 plus any non-refundable charges
After departure – No Refunds

 

Specific programs may have a different cancellation timetable which overrides the standard policy.

Programs, whether SIU Global Seminars or affiliated study abroad providers, may require an additional non-refundable payment. That should be listed in their program information and is considered as part of the non-refundable charges. Other non-refundable items include (but are not restricted to) such items as airline tickets, hotel deposits and similar items. Generally speaking, we can only refund what we can recover. All program rate are subject to change based on unavoidable cost changes.

 

Withdraw Policy

Please contact us immediately if you are unable to participate in a program. It is the applicant's responsibility to notify Study Abroad Programs and the instructor about withdrawals. This must be done in writing--e-mail is acceptable--as well as withdrawing through MyStudyAbroad. You will be considered as a continuing participant until you notify us. If you need to withdraw, it is in your best interests to withdraw as soon as possible and to verify that we have received your written notice.