Japan Business and Culture
Conducted in English
This interdisciplinary course will be taught in careful coordination by subject experts to help students explore broad factors that drive companies of Japan and East Asia to global success, and to examine underlying social, economic, and political dynamics. This course aims to introduce undergraduate non-business majors in their second year and above to: (1) the overall social, economic, and political dynamisms of East Asia that are critical to the success of businesses and the sustained economic growth of the region; (2) the similarities and differences of corporate organizations, institutions, and strategies; and (3) comparative perspectives that are necessary for them to review businesses, economies, and societies. You will learn through classroom discussion, group projects (case analysis), and visits to corporations and organizations. No prerequisites for this program.
The course also includes a culture program with a four-night stay at a seaside retreat, a visit to the largest Buddha in Japan, a Matsuri performance with taiko drumming and a barbecue to follow, a trip to Studio Ghibli, live Sumo action, and more.
Culture Program Syllabus
Note: Group Airfare will be arranged for this program.
Location: Tokyo, Japan
NY departure and return dates: January
Arrive in Tokyo January 2nd for transfer to Culture Program site
Course: 2 credits, Business and Liberal Arts
Japan Culture Program
Faculty: Rikkyo School of Business and FAMH
Housing: Dormitory style with communal bathrooms and showers
Cost (includes all expenses below except airfare): $3298
CUNY tuition (for in-state, matriculated undergraduates): $690
Queens College program fee: $400
Travel insurance: $37
Consolidated fee (includes Housing and Lab fees): $1766
Japan student fee: $225
Tuition differential: $180
Total cost with airfare: $4598
Airfare: $1300 (estimate)
Minimum budget for meals and personal expenses of $20 to $25 per day (approximately $600)
Application Deadline: November 5, 2012
Programs are open to all undergraduate students from all CUNY campuses (unless restricted by level of study, language fluency, or other program criteria). Travel on Fridays and some Saturdays for some programs.
Education Abroad Office
Kiely Hall, Room 183
Queens College, CUNY
65-30 Kissena Blvd.
Flushing, New York 11367-1597
Email: Education Abroad