|Language of Instruction:||English||Program Type:||NDSU Global (NDSU Credit)|
|About the Program:|
Freshmen, explore your identity by immersing yourself in the international hub of Tokyo, Japan. Through interactions with Japanese people and traditional and popular culture, you will reflect on how narratives are used by people and countries to define themselves. Highlights will include the stunning view from the top of Tokyo Sky Tree, the pop culture of Akihabara and Harajuku, and ringing in the new year 108 traditional midnight bells.
Participants will learn about identity theory and Japanese culture in class before departure. While abroad:
This program is designed for freshmen to give you an opportunity to talk about the big questions you might have in coming to NDSU: Who am I? What do I want to do with myself? The program is limited to 12 participants and initially open only to freshman participants.
This course consists of two courses, one in the fall to start learning about the topic of identity and Japan, and one in the spring that includes the time abroad and a final project on return. Participation in the fall course, the abroad portion, and the spring course are all required aspects of this program.
The program leaders are working on getting approval for this program to satisfy the Social and Behavioral Sciences (B) and Global Perspectives (G) general education requirements, but this has not been officially approved yet. If it is not approved, students can still apply individually for approval to have the course approved to meet general education requirements using the Appeal General Education Requirements form (more information on this process is available under Faculty-led Programs on the Academics page).
Go to Hotel
Area Tour/ Shiodome Winter Illumination
Group Food Exploration
• Use Trains
Tsukiji Fish Market (10AM)
Walking Tour of Ueno Park & Shitamachi Museum
Akihabara Walking Tour
Yoyogi Park / Meiji Shrine / Harajuku
New Year’s Events at Asakusa for Festival
Oji Kitsune-no- gyoretsu Fox Parade
(Mtn 40 min from Shinjuku: cable car, Takao-san Natural Zoo and Botanical Garden, shrine, view of Mt Fuji, local New Year’s events)
New Year’s Greeting by Emperor
Yasukuni Jinja and Museum
Myth of Tomorrow painting and Hachiko in Shibuya
Evening in Shibuya
Miraikan (National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation) / Odaiba
Kanji name writing Asakusa tour
TMG Observation / Walking Tour of Shinjuku / Kabukicho / Owl Café
Nagomi Visit for Lunch
Geisha Performance in Nihonbashi
Return to US
Classes at NDSU Start
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