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JAPAN-AMERICA COLLEGIATE EXCHANGE TRAVEL PROGRAM

GRANTEES 2013 - Round 1

 

Grantee South Puget Sound Community College

Project Title

Summer 2013 Short Term Study Abroad Program: Japan

Project Director

Dr. Kitty Carlsen, Professor, Communication Studies

JF Grant Total

$25,820.00

Study-Tour Description

This course will focus on Japan’s role in the diverse ethnic and cultural world of East Asia and the Pacific Rim. Specific topics of exploration will include the relationship between the arts, history, religion, politics and socio-economic conditions, and the cultural values and traditions in contemporary Japan.

 

Grantee Depaul University

Project Title

Okinawa, Japan: Art, Politics, and Economy

Project Director

Dr. Kathryn Ibata-Arens, Associate Professor, Director of Global Asian Studies

JF Grant

Total

$30,000.00

Study-Tour Description

This course examines the meeting of the ancient and the modern in the context of 21st century art, politics (political economy), culture and society in Okinawa, Japan. Exploring traditional arts and cultural practices as well as leading academic and scientific institutions in Okinawa, this class provides an in-depth look at aspects of Japanese society usually missed by outside observers.

 

Grantee Bryn Mawr

Project Title

Contemplative Traditions

Project Director

Dr. Michelle Francl, Chair and Professor of Chemistry

JF Grant Total

$30,000.00

Study-Tour Description

A 14-day field experience in Japan enables undergraduates to explore traditional spaces of Zen, Yamabushi-style, and Shingon, Buddhism in Kyoto, Kumano and Koyasan, respectively and to practice meditation with local teachers. A stay in the mountain hamlet of Kamikatsu will expose students to a community that is living intentionally simple and ecologically sustainable lives, guided by contemplative principles.

 

 



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