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  • Locations: Tokyo, Japan
  • Program Terms: Trimester 3
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
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
Language of Instruction: English Credit Weighting: 1 Credit Point
Credit Type: Undergraduate OS Help Available: Yes
Program Description:
Japanese Politics, Society and Culture (International Studies study tour)
Unit: 1 credit (AIS203)

Information session:
Date: Tuesday May 2 2017
Time: 11.00am-12.00pm
Location: Burwood N3.11, Waurn Ponds ic1.108

Japanese Pol

This program 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 coastal city of Kamakura, which is famous for its Buddhist temples and Shinto shrines.

  • successful completion of minimum of eight (8) units of study at the time of application
  • 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.

Unit enrolment:
Students will only be able to enrol in a study tour in StudentConnect after they have been offered a place in a program.
From 2017, this unit can contribute to the International Relations major of the Bachelor of International Studies and the Bachelor of Arts.

December 1-16 2017

Cost (approximate):
$4950 (TBC)

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 and grant options:
OS-HELP Loans: (For students in Commonwealth Supported Places)

Domestic students may be eligible to apply for an OS-Help Loan of up to $7780 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.
We recommend students apply for their OS-HELP Loan as soon as they are accepted and enrol into the study tour unit. Please note that the OS Help loan can take up to 4 weeks to process and payment deadlines set by Reho Study Tours are mandatory, regardless of the status of an OS-HELP Loan application.

Faculty of Arts and Education Travel Grants:

Important dates:
Applications open Monday April 10 2017
Applications close Sunday May 14 2017
Interviews Week of Monday May 29 2017
Group meeting with study tour group Wednesday October 4 2017
Deakin Abroad Pre departure TBC

Travel Insurance:
Complimentary travel insurance is provided by Deakin for the length of the program, plus up to 10 days coverage for personal travel. Students travelling beyond the program dates will need to pay for additional coverage.
More information about International Travel Insurance for Students can be found here:

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

Faculty-led study programs will earn you 30 points towards the Global Citizenship Program

If you have any enquiries about this program, you are welcome to contact the Arts and Education Work Integrated Learning team:

This program is currently not accepting applications.