Japan Study Abroad 2013
at Momoyama Gakuin University
(St. Andrew's University)
July 6 - July 28, 2013 (Summer II)
Space is very limited - we only have accommodations for 16 students.
Minimum requirements: GPA of 2.75 9(For the COBA scholarship, the minimum GPA is 3.0)and completion of ECON 2301 or ECON 2302.
In Japan, we will be studying at Momoyama Gakuin University (St. Andrew's University).
Our accommodations are at the Tokyo Inn. There will be two students per room.
February 8, 2013 (Friday)
Deadline for early bird sign-up special deposit of $150
March 1 (Friday)
Last day to sign up for the 2013 Japan Study Abroad Program by depositing $250
March 1 (Friday)
Deadline for International Programs Scholarship and the COBA Scholarship. The minimum GPA is 3.0
March 22 (Friday)
Deadline for the payment of an installment of $1,000
April 26 (Friday)
May 13 (Monday)
Deadline for the payment of any balance of the total estimates*
June 28 (Friday)
July 6 (Saturday)
Travel to Osaka, Japan
July 28 (Sunday)
Return to Texas
Estimated Total Cost: $2,000*
plus tuition for 6 SHSU credit hours and airfare (approx. $1,700 - 2,300 for a Houston-Osaka round-trip flight). This cost estimate includes accommodation for three weeks (including breakfast); arranged field trips; arranged guest lectures.
*This is the early-bird special. If you sign up after February 8, 2013 - you will pay $2,100
There are two scholarship opportunities for this program
- The College of Business Administration (COBA) gives scholarships to all students with business majors to go on this study abroad program. The amount depends on the student's overall SHSU GPA. You may receive up to $1,500 in COBA scholarships.
- The Office of International Programs (OIP) gives merit-based scholarships to eligible students who attend various study abroad programs. In 2010, students who were on Japan Study Abroad Program received $650 in OIP scholarship.
You will be able to use your financial aid to pay for the courses offered in this program.
You can pay for the program in installments.
Forms You Will Need to Fill Out:
- Application Health Release
- Behavior Contract
- Financial Responsibility
- Emergency Contact
- Proof of Health Insurance
We have hard copies of all these documents if the links aren't working in your browser. Also see: Office of International Programs Scholarship (link)
ECON 3341: Comparative Economics Systems*
The focus of this course will be the evolution of the capitalist economic system in Japan. In particular, it will discuss the economic history of Japan since the beginning of the seventeenth century until the beginning of the World War II, and the economic growth and business cycle fluctuations during the post-war period. It will also include discussions on the financial system and monetary policy, industrial structure and policy, public finance and fiscal policy, and international trade and finance in Japan. Finally, this course will discuss some of the distinctive features of the Japanese economy that are related to the savings behavior, the labor market, and marketing
BAUD 4380: Problem in Business: International Perspectives*
This course will focus on issues of international importance that relate to Japan and the U.S. The specific topics will include trade and capital flows between Japan and the U.S., the recent global financial and economic crisis and policy responses in Japan, restructuring of Japanese economy and businesses in the face of crisis and lessons for other advanced economies, and the adoption of technology and organization of production in Japan in the context of globalization.
The classes will comprise lectures by the instructor, invited scholars from Japanese academia, businesses, and governments; and visits to historical and business sites.
*If you have taken these classes or you need to take other business electives, these courses can be substituted for other 3000/4000 level economics and other business classes.