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  • Locations: Hiroshima, Japan; Tokyo, Japan
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: English Minimum GPA: 2.5
Housing: Hotel Eligible Year: 3 Junior, 4 Senior, Graduate
Program Description:
Travel Dates: May 20-June 3, 2018
This program is limited to 10 students

Study in Japan for 14 days and learn about social programs and policy in a cross-national, cross-cultural context. Explore pressing social issues in Japan such as immigration, child poverty, aging, and natural/ human-made disasters. Visit nonprofit organizations and learn about the successes and challenges of social programs in Japan. Experience the rich culture of Kyoto, the historical significance of Hiroshima, and the energy and nonstop excitement of Osaka and Tokyo. Engage with university students in Japan on the campus of Kwansei Gakuin University. This course offers an opportunity to encounter Japan’s most extraordinary cities and cultural sites while gaining a cross-national perspective on contemporary social issues. 

Students register for Social Problems and Policy Solutions Across Japan during Summer Session I (SWK 0404-555, 3 credits). MSW students must have completed SWK 521 and 501. BSW students in the junior year can also enroll. Students will be required to complete work in three phases: before, during, and after the travel portion. 
SWK 555 Syllabus (1).pdf

Faculty Directors
Chrisann Newransky, Assistant Professor School of Social Work Faculty Profile 

Bradley Zodikoff, Associate Professor School of Social Work  Faculty Profile
Japan 3

Program Costs: 
The program fee for the 2018 program to Japan is $3,600 + 3 credits of graduate social work tuition

The program fee includes: 
  • Round trip international airfare
  • Shared accommodations
  • Continental breakfast daily
  • Airport transfers in Japan
  • 14 day rail pass
  • Entrance fees for site visits
  • CISI international health insurance
The program fee does not include: 
  • 3 Adelphi graduate credits (charged to tuition account)
  •  Adelphi study abroad fee ($150 charged to tuition account)
  • Transport to and from US airport
  • Personal expenses
  • Passport
  • Meals
Application Procedures & Deadlines
You can apply directly online by clicking "Apply Now" above.  You will then need to come by the Center for International Education to submit your non-refundable deposit and reserve your spot. Cash and check are acceptable forms of payment. Program acceptance is done on a first-come, first-serve basis, based on the order in which the deposits are received. Your application will be considered incomplete without the program deposit. The payment timeline is as follows.  Please note that a $50 non-refundable late fee will be assessed for each payment deadline missed. 

Japan 4After interview and upon Acceptance by Professors : $500 (non-refundable)
February 15: $1550

March 20: $1550

Refund & Cancellation Policy
  • All late payment fees are non-refundable. 
  • The program deposit is non-refundable unless the program is cancelled.
  • For cancellations, an effort will be made to recover your funds but no refund is guaranteed.
Financial Aid/Scholarships
All students participating in Adelphi faculty-led programs may be eligible to have their financial aid package re-evaluated based on the additional program fees listed above.  Keep in mind that most re-evaluations result only in an increase in loan eligibility and funds may not be available until after the start date of the program.  Students who anticipate using loans must be registered for a minimum of 6 credits.  Students are responsible for meeting all payment deadlines above, regardless of their financial aid status.  If you would like to discuss your financial aid package, you should visit the Student Financial Services office in the lower level of Levermore Hall.  

Any traditional undergraduate Adelphi student participating in an Adelphi faculty-led program is eligible to apply for the Adelphi Study Abroad Scholarship.  Find more information here.

This program is currently not accepting applications.