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Asian Studies

Embark on an unforgettable journey of discovery and explore the vibrant tapestry of Asia, where history and modernity intertwine. Discover a unique blend of ancient traditions and cutting-edge innovation. Broaden your horizons and prepare for a successful career in a globalized world.

Japan Study Abroad

4 weeks in Ibaraki, Japan + 2 weeks of travel across Japan

Summer Asian Studies

Invest in an experience that pays dividends in job placement and graduate school acceptance. Asian Studies emphasizes learning, exploration, and personal growth. New discoveries are external and internal. How far will you grow?

What's Included

Round-trip airfare from OKC

Airport transfers

Local transportation


Entrance fees to museums and attractions

Breakfast & dinner with host family in Japan

Other Expenses


Food for travel days and lunch

Phone calls

Personal items

Souvenirs & extra activities

Laundry outside of host home

Week of independent travel

Dim Sum

Capitol of Cute

Kawaii is Japan's culture of cuteness. It is adorable and it is everywhere from food to advertisements. Alongside cute is karaoke, anime, themed restaurants, 3D models and grown-up game halls that make Japan one very cool country. Spend four weeks in this cute and cool country with a Japanese family while attending classes at Ibaraki Christian University. Then travel to Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto and Hiroshima.

Dr. John Fletcher, Music Professor | Faculty Sponsor

Gaming Students Just Fit In

“I have sponsored Vienna and Asian studies before, and this was a different sort of group because we only travelled as a full group to Japan. Many were Gaming & Animation majors. These students just fit in there because they were so engaged in the Japanese gaming culture. Student's favorite part were the homestays. It is a fabulous opportunity for full immersion into Japanese culture.

Visiting Hiroshima is difficult to describe. Standing in the place where that explosion happened so many years ago, in all of my travels, this has been the memory that stands out. I will always remember.”

Apply to Asian Studies


Be a part of one of the oldest University partnerships between the United States and Japan. OC and Ibaraki Christian have been hosting students since the 70's!
Take classes, participate in cultural experiences, and interact with other students at IC
Live with a host family near the University