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Global Field Study Program

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Travel around the World, America or Asia

The Global Field Study Program is research based, during which students travel (in pair) around the world in 80 days (America in 75 days or Asia in 65 days). Students' travel plan will be based on their individual research topics in order to make the best out of their geographical locations for the research outcome.



Traveling around the world in 80 days (like the Jules Verne's classic without the misadventures), students will be exposed to a broad horizon throughout continents as they conduct research on their chosen topics. When one strives to become a global leader, it is necessary to leave the comfort zone and to experience the world for a real understanding of how societies are built around the world.


Travel itinerary sample


1. Travel to San Francisco from Japan
2. Go across North America
3. Cross the Atlantic Ocean to United Kingdom
4. Travel through Europe
5. Return from Moscow to Japan


Target Year 2 or Year 3 students (paired with the same gender)
Eligibility Criteria GPA of 2.2 or higher, attendance rate of 95% or higher, must have taken TOEIC test
Scholarship Airfare - round trip, partial refund of transportation costs (bus/railway/ferry), accommodation fee equivalent for 30 nights (approx. 500,000 JPY - 600,000 JPT in total)
Period and Length September - December (80 days)
Credits Up to 12 credits

Travel around America in 75 days


With 75 days in America, students can experience the political and economic dominance of North America, comparing the differences with the rapidly developing countries of South America. While both sides of the continents share diverse and multicultural societies, the strong cultural contrast will lead to pertinent research topics that stem from the historical developments of this continent.


Sample of Itinerary Travel


1. From Los Angeles to Peru
2. Peru-Bolivia-Chile-Argentina-Paraguay by bus (Machu Picchu, Uyuni, Sucre, Cusco, Ushuaia, etc.)
3. From Peru to the East Coast of USA
4. The journey across the USA
5. From Los Angeles to Japan


Target Year 2 or Year 3 students (paired with the same gender)
Eligibility Criteria GPA of 2.2 or higher, attendance rate of 95% or higher, must have taken TOEIC test
Scholarship Airfare - round trip, partial refund of transportation costs (bus/railway/ferry), accommodation fee equivalent to 30 nights (approx. 400,000 JPY to 500,000 JPY in total
Period and length December - February (65 days)
Credits Up to 10 credits

Travel around Asia in 65 days


Students will spend 65 days exploring Asia, conducting research on political, economic, and social developments and issues. The recent decades of Asian economic boom have led to many conversations around 'The Asian Century' as Asian firms and nations have become a powerful force in the global market and international relations. With a better understanding of current developments and challenges that Asian countries are facing, students will become aware of obstacles and opportunities that await them in the Asian market, and how they could overcome and capitalize on them.


Sample of Itinerary Travel


1. From Nagoya to Beijing (by plane)
2. From Beijing to Shanghai
3. From Shanghai to Hong Kong
4. From Hong Kong to Hanoi
5. From Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh
6. From Ho Chi Minh to Bangkok
7. From Bangkok to Kuala Lumpur
8. Kuala Lumpur To Singapore
9. Singapore to Nagoya (by plane)


Target Year 2 or Year 3 students (paired with the same gender)
Requirements GPA of 2.2 or higher, attendance rate of 95% or higher, must have taken TOEIC test
Scholarship Airfare - round trip, partial refund of transportation costs (bus/railway/ferry), and accommodation fee equivalent to 20 nights (approx. 400,000 JPY in total)
Period and Length Between December - February (65 days)
Credits Up to 10 credits

Student Reports


Hello! I am Ai Ito, a second year student in the Faculty of International Studies. I decided to join Global Field Study Program because I thought that backpacking throughout North and South America will provide a valuable experience during my student life, and it will lead to my personal and professional growth. I am thankful to our family and friends for their constant support as this is a rewarding experience.


Hello, my name is Misato Sugiyama, a second year student in the Faculty of International Studies. I usually work as a manager of the American Football Club, trying to balance my studies and club activities. The reason why I decided to participate in this program was because I wanted to achieve bigger projects that will lead to my confidence in the future. I am grateful that I am able to travel with the support of various people, but of course, I want to grow as an individual throughout the journey, and I want to inspire everyone who would like to challenge themselves wi this program.


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