Take the trip of a lifetime! Join a 2 1/2-week study tour to Japan, led by Pierce College’s Japanese language instructor Kazuko Howard. The study tour, which will run from June 20 to July 8, will focus on Japanese language, culture, and contemporary life. The program will consist of classroom instruction and visits to various sites in Tokyo. Instruction and lodging (in student guest houses) will be on the beautiful campus of Tokyo’s Tamagawa University. Participants will earn five Pierce College credits for studies in Japanese vocabulary and conversation.
Study tour activities will include:
- Visiting Tamagawa classes and joining in student club activities, such as tea ceremony, flower arranging, calligraphy, and martial arts;
- Seeing the sights in Tokyo, including the Imperial Palace, the Kamakura Buddha, and the Edo Museum, as well as various parks, gardens, museums, and shrines;
- Participating in Japanese cultural events, such as attending a professional baseball game, visiting Akihabara, Tokyo’s high tech electronics district, shopping in Tokyo’s trendy Harajuku area, and attending a performance of traditional Japanese music.
Applications are now being accepted. Tour size is limited. Knowledge of Japanese language is not required.
For more information or to reserve your place on the trip of a lifetime, contact Mary Meulblok in the International Education Office at Pierce College via phone at (253) 964-6725 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.