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Art and Culture of Japan

The program provider we are working with to coordinate our Art and Culture of Japan trip now requires all students to be fully vaccinated before departure as part of their COVID-19 protocol. 



June 20 - July 2, 2022

Program Fees

*Includes housing accommodations, several excursions and some meals. Does not include roundtrip airfare, tuition or the study abroad fee.
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The Class

Taught by:  Mary Robinson and Amanda Wangwright, Ph.D.

This is a 3-credit hour SCHC course that fulfills your honors Beyond the Classroom, honors humanities, or honors elective requirement. Please note this course is also an approved Carolina Core-AIU. 

This course offers students the opportunity to study Japanese art and architecture on site.  Participants will learn about and explore important historical sites such as the Byodo-in Buddhist temple, the Fushimi Inari Shinto shrine, and Himeji Castle. Students will study and see in person masterpieces of Japanese art and architecture. The course additionally involves firsthand training in the basic practices of traditional bookbinding, washi papermaking, woodblock printing, and shibori cloth dying. Throughout, students will experience Japanese culture through authentic meals and a Buddhist temple stay. This course consists of lectures and readings on Japanese art and culture in advance of the trip, as well as workshops and site visits in the ancient capital of Kyoto, the modern metropolis of Osaka, and the smaller cities of Nara and Uji.

Challenge the conventional. Create the exceptional. No Limits.