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Japanese Politics, Society & Culture - Study Tour
Tokyo, Japan (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Trimester 3
This program is currently not accepting applications.
Restrictions: Deakin applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Deakin Faculty: Faculty of Arts & Education Program Type: Faculty Led Study Tour
Credit Weighting: 1 Credit Point Credit Type: Undergraduate
OS Help Avaliable: Yes
Program Description:
Japanese Politics, Society and Culture (International Studies study tour)
Unit: 1 credit (AIS203)

Japanese Pol

Asia-Bound Scholarships worth up to $2000 available for successful applicants

This unit focuses on developing your understanding of Japanese society, politics and culture. Based at Musashi University in Tokyo, you will participate in a program of guest lectures and seminars, workshops with local students, Japanese language classes and field trips to locations including the National Diet, Yasukuni Shrine, and Edo-Tokyo Museum. You will be provided with the opportunity to both gain insights into Japan's distinctive culture and be encouraged to utilise these insights to reflect upon your own culturally-embedded understandings and consider how you can enhance your intercultural communication skills and competencies. There will also be time to explore Tokyo independently and to undertake a visit to the costal city of Kamakura, which is famous for its Buddhist temples and Shinto shrines.


A minimum of eight (8) units of study must have been completed successfully and a WAM (Weighted Average Mark) above 50, at the time of application.
If you are unsure as to whether this unit fits within your course structure, or your WAM, please contact your faculty course advisor.

Please note that study tour units may not run each year. Students do not need to seek permission from the Unit Chair to apply for a study tour. Enrolment is subject to a selection process as places are limited. Therefore students should always identify another unit as an alternative to a study tour unit when planning their course or major.

Dates: November 28 – December 14, 2015 (TBC)

Cost: $4600 (approx. cost)

What is included in the program price is:
• Return flights
• Single accommodation
• In-country transport
• Travel insurance for length of the program
• Entry to museums and cultural activities

Items not included in the price and that students should budget for:
• Unit enrolment fees
• Passport and Visa fees
• Vaccinations
• Spending money
• Meals not specified on the itinerary

Funding options:
Domestic students may be eligible to apply for an OS-Help Loan of up to $7635 to help fund their participation in the program. The purpose of OS-HELP is to assist students with a range of expenses, such as airfares and accommodation. Further information on eligibility for OS-Help can be found here. Please note that the OS Help loan can take up to 4 weeks to process and payment deadlines must be met regardless of the status of your loan.

Asia-Bound Scholarships worth up to $2000 available for successful applicants!

Important dates:
Applications open: Monday 18 May 2015
Applications close: Sunday 5 July 2015  Applications extended to Sunday 19 July 2015!
Interviews:  mid-July (exact dates TBC)
Faculty Student Mobility pre-departure: September 2015 (exact dates TBC)
Global Mobility pre-departure: TBC

Important to note:

• A minimum number of 15 students is required for the program to run and places are limited to 20 students in total.
• Travel insurance is provided by Deakin for the length of the program, students travelling beyond the program dates will need to pay for additional coverage.
• The OS Help loan can take up to 4 weeks to process so payments deadlines must be met regardless of the status of your loan.

Cancellation policy:
Over 90 days: Loss of $500 deposit
90-60 days: 50 % cancellation penalty
60- 0 days: 100 % cancellation penalty

* 20 points towards Deakin's Global Citizenship Program -

If you have any enquiries about this program, you are welcome to contact the Arts and Education Student Mobility Office:

This program is currently not accepting applications.