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  • Locations: Kyoto, Japan; Osaka, Japan; Tokyo, Japan
  • Program Terms: Summer
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2022 03/01/2022 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Discipline of Study: Anthropology, Business Administration, Communication Arts, Cultural Studies, East Asian Studies, Economics, Ethnic Relations, Finance, History, International Business, International Studies, Management, Marketing Language of Instruction: English
Housing Options: Hotel/Hostel Minimum GPA: 2.5
Class Status: 2nd year (Sophomore), 3rd year (Junior), 4th year (Senior), 5th year and beyond (Super Senior), Graduate student, Ramapo Alumni Program Type: Study
Program Description:
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Roukema Center for International Education
Office of International Programs
  Japan: Exploring the Harmony between Tradition and Modern Societies


  • Term: May
  • Location: Tokyo, Osaka & Kyoto, Japan
  • Credits: 4 credits
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Eligibility: All Ramapo College students in good academic and judicial standing are eligible. Students of other U.S. colleges or universities are also eligible.


Course Description - "Culture & Business: Exploring the Harmony between Traditional and Modern Societies' (IBUS 315)

This course is designed to provide an understanding of global perspectives by exploring and experiencing Asian countries, and more specifically, Japan. This course covers a consideration of general histories, cultures, languages, and businesses of Japan and understanding how traditional and modern societies harmonize in Japan (4 credits, no prerequisite). 


  • Tokyo One Stop Business Center
  • Meiji Jingu / Harajuku / Ometesando
  • Asakusa Temple
  • Company Visits: Franchising in Japan; Innovation
  • Tokyo Stock Exchange
  • University Visits in Tokyo & Kyoto
  • Toyota Plant & Kaikan Museum
  • Seenenzaka / Ninenzaka
  • Ryoanji Temple
  • Kinkakuji
  • Kiyomizudera
  • Walking tour of Gion area of Kyoto
  • Suntory Kyoto Brewery Tour
  • Osaka Castle
  • Kuromon Market / Shinsaibashi


Students will reside in a centrally-located hotels. All breakfasts are included, as well as some additional meals.


Program fee for NJ Residents: $
Program fee for non-NJ Residents: $

Program fee includes: round-trip international airfare; comprehensive pre-departure and on-site orientation; Chinese visa; health & security insurance; on-site accommodations; all breakfasts and some additional meals; all excursions and entrance fees; and in-country program transportation.
Program fee does not include: US airport transfers; some meals; personal expenses
Payment Timeline
  Application Deadline Mar. 2
  Commitment &
 $500 Deposit (non-refundable)
Mar. 16
  Payment #1: $ Apr. 1
  Payment #2: $ Apr. 15
  Payment #3: $ May 1

Late Fees : A late fee of $35 will be assessed for each payment not received by the payment deadlines communicated to you by the International Programs Office.
Note : There will be a 3-day grace period before a late fee is assessed.


Scholarships are available for eligible applicants:


Christina Chung

Professor Christina Chung 
Program delivered in collaboration with WorldStrides ISA



The Roukema Center for International Education
Ramapo College of New Jersey
505 Ramapo Valley Road - ASB123, Mahwah, NJ 07430 USA
Telephone: (201) 684-7533