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Kansai Gaidai University, where our course is based, is located in the city of Hirakata (pop: 405,000), 30 minutes by local train from Osaka, Japan’s third largest city, and Kyoto, the ancient capital of Japan. Located in the cultural heart of Japan, Kansai Gaidai provides an excellent starting point from which to begin exploring of a land that, by anyone's standards, is truly fascinating. We will visit several of the key cities in the Kansai region for cultural immersion and business visits. Students will have access to all Kansai Gaidai facilities including on campus McDonald’s, Seattle’s Best, library, fitness centers and more.
Osaka has been a major center of commerce since the eighteenth century, and is still a vast and expanding hub of business and industry today. The metropolis exhibits many colorful aspects as can be seen in the competition for bigger and showier street signs which are on display in Minami (the southern part of the downtown district). As a center of pop culture, Osaka never ceases to generate a variety of new trends and give birth to new dimensions of the urban experience in Japan. Day trips to Kobe and Nara and other various places will be available.
Tokyo is a place where tradition and popular culture collide. Tokyo is known for its ancient temples and shrines among the glittering shards of glass and steel from the modern world. Tokyo is Japan’s never sleeping city with seemingly unlimited choice of shopping, entertainment, culture and dining. It is the capital and the largest city in Japan with 23 special wards and 39 municipalities and a population of more than 37 million residing in the bustling metropolis. It has historical, cultural modern sights to visit and is the leading financial global industrial center in Asia; it is ranked third in the global economic power index and fourth in the global cities index. It is deemed an expensive city, but is one of the most vibrant dynamic and visually and cultural stimulating cities around the globe.
Hong Kong is a city that’s evolved from a cluster of simple fishing villages to a global financial powerhouse. Hong Kong has a rich history being a former British colony and has a unique government. Hong Kong has served as a model for economic growth for mainland China and the region. Today Hong Kong boasts Gross Domestic Product of $321 billion. Hong Kong is also a marvel of urban design with over 7 million residents in a tiny footprint making it the 4th most densely populated place on Earth. Explore with us Hong Kong’s unique history, culture and economy.
Experience a mix of traditional Japanese community living and Western style hotels.
We begin our course in In Hong Kong, you will stay in either a 3-4 star western type hotel with double occupancy similar to The Salisbury Kowloon. The accommodations will centrally located in great neighborhoods such as Tsim Sha Tsui, Wan Chai or Central with excellent access to the entire city via MTR.
Next we flight to Tokyo where you will stay in a 3 or 4-star western style hotel with double occupancy similar to Shibuya Tokyu Rei Hotel in a centrally located area such as Shibuya, Roppongi Hills, or Ginza.
While at Kansai Gaidai you will stay in one of four Seminar Houses, traditional Japanese student housing. These accommodations offer tatami-mat Japanese style rooms with double occupancy; a desk, closet, and futon (bedding) is provided for each resident. The Seminar House offers a computer room, TV lounges, kitchens and dining rooms, a common shower room on each floor, and a coin-operated laundry. Internet access is available in each room.
We end our study of China and Japan in Osaka, we will stay in a centrally-located 3-4 star western style hotel similar to Hotel New Hankyu Osaka in the fashionable Umeda district.
Program dates are slated as June 4, 2018 to June 30, 2018.
2018 Tentative Itinerary
Part 1: Hong Kong, China (7 nights)
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Program Leader 1: Tina Das
Department of Economics
CB 2075, KOBC 132
Program Leader 2: Mark Kurt
Department of Economics
CB 2075, KOBC 134
Isabella Cannon Global Education Center
Global Commons 360
2375 Campus Box
Elon, NC 27244
|Term||Year||App Deadline||Decision Date||Start Date||End Date|
|Summer||2018||03/01/2018 **||Rolling Admission||06/04/2018||06/30/2018|
Applications due by 11:59 PM on March 1. Completed applications will be reviewed within two weeks of submission.
To guarantee consideration for a GEC Access Scholarship for this program, you must submit the application questionnaire "Apply for a GEC Access Scholarship" by February 15. Scholarship questionnaires submitted after this date are not guaranteed consideration and will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applications will be reviewed on a space-available basis and applicants will be notified of their application status within two weeks of submission.