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Asian Studies

The perfect mixture of modern and history with strong cultural traditions, it's where you can wander striking countryside, explore whirling cities and buy most anything from a vending machine! Your Asian Studies experience will expand your world view to equip you to thrive in a global marketplace.

Asian Market

Cost of Asian Studies


Invest in an experience that pays dividends in job placement and graduate school acceptance. Tuition is the same as on campus. Visit with Financial Services to determine if your financial aid and scholarships apply. *The program cost is an estimate and can change based on group size and changing travel cost. The final cost will be determined in April.

After acceptance, a non-refundable deposit of $500 is required.

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

International student ID card

Basic medical and travel insurance

Other Expenses


Food for travel days and lunch

Phone calls

Personal items

Souvenirs & extra activities

Laundry outside of host home

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.

Dim Sum on a busy Asian street

In Hong Kong, won­ton means swal­low­ing a cloud.’

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.”

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At a Glance

Asian Studies is a six-week summer program of learning, exploration and personal growth. New discoveries are external and internal. How far will you grow?

  • Classes at Ibaraki Christian University weeks 1-4
  • Enroll in a minimum of 3 hours course credit
  • Live with a host family near Ibaraki Christian University
  • Group travel to Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto & Hiroshima week 5 & 6