Urban Ecology of Japan Trip 2019

The Study Abroad in Japan opportunity allows students to earn transferable credit while studying in Japan. Study tour highlights include:

  • Hiking through volcanic steam vents while exploring the Hakone World Heritage Site and Mount Fuji
  • Exploring the cultural connection of Japan to its ecosystem
  • Exploring feudal Japanese castles and temples
  • Seeing the world-renowned hot spring monkeys, Kyoto Geisha, Kabuki theater and the Light Districts of Tokyo

Course Title: Urban Ecology of Japan (EVR 2430)
Credit: 4 hours
Prerequisite: Instructor permission to register
Course Topics:

  • Immersive study of Japanese ecology, culture and traditions
  • Explore the way Japan thrives on its island home
  • Environmental challenges the island nation faces
  • Organism identification and natural history

Note: Course will include one class meeting prior to departure and one upon return.

How to Apply

Contact Dr. Chris Petrie at 321-433-5080 or petriec@easternflorida.edu for trip application information. You must also sign up through the College course registration system for the required course during the Fall 2019 course registration process. 

Pricing and Accommodations

Space is limited. Apply early to guarantee your trip. A $250 non-refundable deposit holds your spot.

$4,650 Program Fee includes:
  • Roundtrip airfare from Orlando to Tokyo
  • Travel on the Shinkansen
  • Nightly hotel or Ryoken stays in Osaka and Tokyo
  • One to two meals per day; affordable options will be provided for other meals
  • All required transportation while in Tokyo
  • Admission to sites visited
  • Japanese customs fees and departure fees
Not included:
  • Eastern Florida State College course tuition
  • Passport fees (a valid U.S. passport is required)
  • Supplemental travel insurance (optional, available upon request)
  • Spending money

December 2019 Trip

11 Day Trip
December 11 - December 23, 2019

Contact: Dr. Chris Petrie

Key Dates & Deadlines

• $250 Reservation Hold Deposit due ASAP

• $1,900 Airline Deposit due by September 13, 2019

• $1,500 Housing Deposit due by October 18, 2019

• $1,000 Events #1 Deposit due by November 15, 2019

(Those payment due dates are also the dates for Course/Informational Meetings)

• Depart Orlando for Tokyo: 
December 11, 2019

• Depart Tokyo for Orlando: 
December 23, 2019