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About the Program
​This summer study abroad trip to Japan is offered for the benefit of business students who are interested in understanding the synergy among business, management, Asian cultures, and global business models.  Students will gain an understanding of the application of these concepts to the Asian markets.

Japan’s capital city Tokyo is rich in culture, protecting the ancient traditions while embracing the new changing world environment. Tokyo is the metropolis of finance, business, and education in Japan and is home to the world’s epicenter of investment banks and insurance companies.   It is a top location for most major corporations to be headquartered, and an ideal location to learn about business and management.

Cities to be visited:
  • Tokyo
  • Nagoya
  • Kyoto
  • Osaka


Students will be housed in double occupancy 3 & 4 star hotels for the entirety of the trip.​

Students may enroll in one (1) or both of the following courses for a todal of 3-6 credits*:
  • GEB 1011: Introduction to Business (3 credits)
  • MAN 2021: Introduction to Management (3 credits)

*Students should be mindful of the minimum credit hours needed in order to be considered a full/part time student.

Note: All students should visit an Academic Advisor prior to applying to a Faculty-led Study Abroad program as to review their class standing, part/full time status, graduation date and how the course(s) offered in the program fit or affect a student’s educational plan.

In order to participate, students must be at least 18 years of age and have a 2.5 cumulative GPA or higher. This program is open to students of all programs of study*.

Broward College degree-seeking students will be given priority for application and admission into this program.

*Students should visit an Academic Advisor prior to applying to a Faculty-led Study Abroad program as to review their class standing, part/full time status, graduation date and how the course(s) offered in the program fit or affect a student’s educational plan.

Dates & Deadlines
Travel Dates:  May 28 - June 9, 2019


  • Application & $500 Non-Refundable Deposit Due: January 15, 2019

  • Payment 2 Due ($2,000):  February 15, 2019

  • Final Payment Due ($2,000): March 15, 2019

  • Physician's Statement & Passport Due: March 15, 2019

*Applications submitted after the priority deadline will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

Costs & Fees

​Program Fee: $4,500

  • Application & $500 Non-Refundable Deposit Due: October 30, 2018: January 15, 2019
  • Payment 2 Due ($2,000)February 15, 2019
  • Final Payment Due ($2,000): March 15, 2019

  • Physician's Statement & Passport Due: March 15, 2019

Costs Included:  International health insurance, airfare, ground transportation, accommodations, guided city tours, entrance fees, daily breakfast & some dinners.

Costs not Included:  BC tuition & fees, passport, tips ($100), personal expenses, lunch and some dinners,(approx. $300), visa (if needed).

BC degree-seeking students who are looking to defray the program cost should check out the Faculty-Led Travel Grants and the study abroad funding page regarding grants and scholarship opportunities which may be available to them!
Application & Acceptance Materials

In order to apply, students must contact faculty leaders Dr. Catheelin Montesarchio or Dr. Jeanne Christ and participate in short interview prior to submitting any application paperwork.  Once approved to move ahead with the application, the student will submit the following to the faculty leader:

Broward College Faculty-Led Program Application
Broward College Physician's Statement
Copy of Passport
Program deposit and payments (Speak to faculty leader for instructions if making payments at the BC Cashier)

As part of the application and acceptance process, students must read the student handbook.
Passport & Visa Information
A passport is an official government document which validates a traveler’s identity and country of citizenship.  Students, regardless of nationality, who are interested in studying abroad MUST have a passport valid for at least 6 months after their return date in order to do so.  For U.S. citizens, information on applying for a passport is available on the U.S. Department of State website.
A visa, different from a passport, is a government document placed in the individual's passport which authorizes them to request entry into the host country for a limited duration of time for business, pleasure, study, or other.  U.S. citizens do not require a visa for entry into Japan. Non-U.S. citizens should confirm if a tourist visa is necessary for entry by visiting the Embassy of Japan website and contact the office of study abroad for more information.

International Students
F-1 international students attending Broward College who are interested in participating in a study abroad program should first speak with a Designated School Official (DSO) through the International Admissions Office to discuss their immigration status and any special circumstances they may need to consider prior to applying for the program.
Faculty Leaders
For more information regarding the program, please contact the following faculty leaders:

Dr. Cathileen Montesarchio
Business Administration
Central Campus Bldg. 9/127

Professor Jeanne Christ
Business Administration
Central Campus Bldg. 9/152
Health, Safety & Travel Considerations
Health Considerations

Vaccinations: ​There are no required vaccinations required to travel to Japan unless recommended by the student’s physician or specific health conditions of a participant. For country-specific health and immunization information visit the CDC's official Website.

Other Health Considerations: Although Japan is an industrialized country, bug bites here can still spread diseases. Just as you would in the United States, try to avoid bug bites while spending time outside or in wooded areas. Food and water standards in Japan are similar to those in the United States. Most travelers do not need to take special food or water precautions beyond what they normally do at home. .For more health and safety information including more tips, a suggested packing list and the latest travel notifications, please visit the US's CDC Website.

Physical Activity: Moderate to intense walking will be required.
Students are responsible for carrying their own bags to/from transportation vehicles and when changing accommodations. 

Safety and Travel Considerations

U.S.- Japan relations: Japan is one of the world’s most successful democracies and largest economies. The U.S.-Japan Alliance is the cornerstone of U.S. security interests in Asia and is fundamental to regional stability and prosperity. 

Country-specific Safety and Travel Information

The U.S Department of State offers travelers with country information pages to assist international travelers. Each country information page contains a Travel Advisory, Alerts, and other important details specific to that country that could affect you.  Pay close attention to the entry and exit requirements, local laws and customs, health conditions, and other details to decide whether traveling to that country is right for you.

Please review Japan's information page for country-specific information.

For more information about health, safety travel preparatoins and considerations please review the Faculty-led Study Abroad Student Handbook.

Student Handbook
​The Faculty-Led Program Student Handbook provides the student information covering a wide variety of topics which pertain to the policies and procedures regarding study abroad.  Students should check back frequently for any updates or changes to the handbook.
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