The program is open to everyone as long as s/he meets Langara College’s admission requirements.  Final acceptance to the program will be subject to an interview, and ask an evaluation of your application and academic record.  These criteria will be judged competitively should the number of applications exceed the total number of spots available.  We also welcome students from other post-secondary institutions as well as general public who are interested in learning about Japanese history, culture, religion and society.

This study tour will provide opportunities for students to;

  1. understand basic historical development of Japan by going through the amazing historical and cultural sites led by the instructors;
  2. gain a sense of the traditional cultural influences on contemporary Japanese society and people by experiencing and observing traditional and contemporary cultural practices (e.g., participating in a Zen workshop at a temple, attending a tea ceremony, watching traditional dance performances, observing contemporary youth culture)
  3. observe how Japanese people live their daily lives and understand how Japanese culture influences the way people live in Japanese society

What is included in the program fee 

  1. Accommodations: Shared room in "apartment" hotels in Tokyo and Kyoto, "business" hotel in Mito and "traditional "inn" at  Koyasan  
  2. 3 Group Meals
  3. Long Distance and Shinkansen (bullet train) tickets
  4. Admission/Workshops: Entrance fees to temples, shrines, museums, various other academic related experiences and workshops

*Program fees are subject to change due to changes in the program itinerary or uncontrollable circumstances such as the exchange rate.  All payments are non-refundable except for the cancellation of the program by Langara College (the deadline for the final payment is March 15, 2019).  Langara College reserves the right to cancel any program without penalty or liability.

*Students may apply for student loans if they require financial assistance. Visit Student Services for details.

What is not included in the program fee

  1. International airfare (including airport taxes)
    All participants must purchase their return air tickets from Vancouver to Tokyo. After finishing the program, students may continue to stay in Japan or travel to other parts of Asia.
  2. Other daily expenses, such as non-group food (individual meals), personal spending money, laundry, and entertainment fees
  3. Travel Insurance
  4. Registration fees and tuition for Langara College, textbooks, and course materials
  5. Supplementary medical coverage
    Participants are responsible for arranging their own medical coverage while in Japan.  Contact your Extended Health Plan or BC Medical to see if you have sufficient coverage.  Participants are also required to submit a confidential medical history form to the instructors prior to the departure.
  6. Application fees for passport and visa (if required)

Scholarship Opportunities

  1. One World Scholarships

  2. BC Study Abroad Scholarships