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* WWU Global Learning Program: Summer, Japan- Art/Art History in Japan
Bellingham, Washington, United States; Fukui, Japan; Hiroshima, Japan; Kyoto, Japan; Nara, Japan; Osaka, Japan; Tokyo, Japan; (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer
Budget Sheets Summer
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2016 01/15/2016 ** Rolling Admission 06/22/2016 07/11/2016

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Global Learning Faculty-led
Language of Instruction:
Language Prerequisite: No
Fields of Study:
Art, Art History
Housing Options: Other
Program Description:
WWU Global Learning Programs Program Details Instructors Cost
Fukui Japan

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Global Learning
Faculty-led Program

Study Art and Art History in Japan

Art 396/AH396
7 credits

Travel dates: June 22 – July 11, 2016

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Program Details

Join Julia Sapin (Asian and Pacific Art History) and Seiko Atsuta Purdue (Fibers/Fabrics) from Western’s Department of Art and study both traditional and contemporary Japanese culture focusing on Kyoto, Tokyo, and Fukui.

This global learning experience introduces students to a vast array of Japanese culture. The sites visited encompass a broad range of Japanese history; we will visit sites such as Sanzen-in Temple, dating back a millennium, as well as contemporary galleries and museums like the Mori Museum in Tokyo and Gallery Gallery in Kyoto. Sites visited include well-known areas in Tokyo and Kyoto, as well as less well-known and less often visited sites such as Fukui. Given the instructors’’ broad knowledge of and previous experience in Japan, we hope students will develop a well-informed perspective of Japan as a culture that has many historical highlights as well as many contemporary features of interest.

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Program Highlights:

This on-site study introduces students to both traditional and contemporary Japanese culture in Tokyo, Kyoto, Hiroshima and Fukui. Students will visit historical sites including Himeji Castle and Itsukushima Shrine, as well as artists’ studios, markets and a university. They will also have hands-on experience with natural dyeing, papermaking and the Japanese “tea ceremony.”

Travel Itinerary: Japan summer 2016 Itinerary.docx
Course Syllabus Art 396/AH396: Japan summer2016 syllabus.docx

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Julia Sapin
Phone: (360) 650-3670
Office Location: FI 111

Seiko Purdue
Phone: 360-650-4832
Office Location: FI226A

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Program Ratings:
Academic Experience: 1 2 3 4 5
Program Value: 1 2 3 4 5
Housing Experience: 1 2 3 4
Cultural Immersion: 1 2 3 4
Program Administration: 1 2 3 4
Overall Experience: 1 2 3 4