Study Abroad in Japan


This program is limited to 30 students. Apply now to reserve your place.

Fall Quarter 2018
September 25 - December 5, 2018
15 college credits
Application deadline: July 6, 2018

Be part of a cohort group of 20 to 30 students from Green River College and other Colleges to live and study in Tokyo, Japan in this 10-week study abroad program. Earn 15 Green River transfer credits in Digital Photography, Art Appreciation and Japanese Culture.

Experienced Community College faculty members will lead the group and teach the curriculum along with local Japanese faculty members. Japanese students will assist as language partners and to help with customs and cultural adjustments. 

Japan offers a rich environment of arts, culture and history where centuries-old traditions exist in contrast with ultra-modern life-styles. Experience Sumo wrestling, Kabuki Theater, ancient castles and temples dating back to the days of the Samurai warriors. How about some trendy Tokyo street fashions in the Harajuku district, the latest in high technology, electronics and gadgetry, anime and a city that never sleeps. Tokyo has many faces and each neighborhood is unique and has its own distinct character. From the elegant Ginza shopping district, historical Asakusa, to the trend-setting Harajuku and Shinjuku wards, the fascination is endless.


Wednesday, April 18, 2018: 12 - 12:50 p.m.,  SC-101

Contact Us

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Cindy Card

Program Coordinator
Phone: 253-833-9111, ext. 2160
Fax: 253-288-3419

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Bjorn Myhre

Location: IVD 127
Phone: 253-740-5456

Detailed brochures and applications are available for each program. Information meetings are arranged as needed. Group orientation sessions are scheduled prior to departure.


McIntyre International Village D (IVD) 115


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Application Form

Study Abroad Preliminary Application

Funding Information

Study Abroad Funding Tips [PDF]


Art Appreciation, Digital Photography, Japanese Language and Culture

Students must carry a 15-credit load and are expected to fully participate in all class activities.

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Life Abroad

Life in Japan

Where you will study, stay and activities you'll have the chance to participate in during your trip.

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Program Fees

Associated fees, deadlines and what is included in the study aboard program.

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Application Process

More about the application process including GPA requirements, program limits (if any) and application documents.

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