Urban Ecology of Japan Trip 2020

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
  • Learning about the cultural connection of Japan to its ecosystem
  • Exploring feudal Japanese castles and temples
  • Visiting Hiroshima and Miyajima
  • Seeing the world-renowned hot spring monkeys, Kyoto Geisha, Kabuki theatre and the Light Districts of Tokyo

Course Title: Urban Ecology of Japan (EVR 2430)
Credit: 3 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 2020 course registration process. 

Pricing and Accommodations

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

$4,600 Program Fee includes:
  • Roundtrip airfare from Orlando to Tokyo
  • Travel on the Shinkansen
  • Nightly accomodations
  • All required transportation while in Japan
  • 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)
  • Meals
  • Spending money

December 2020 Trip

12-Day Trip
December 10 - December 23, 2020

Contact: Dr. Chris Petrie

Key Dates & Deadlines

$250 Reservation Hold Deposit due ASAP

$1,900 Airline Deposit due by September 4, 2020

$1,500 Housing Deposit due by October 9, 2020

$950 Final Deposit due by November 13, 2020

Depart Orlando for Tokyo: December 10, 2020

Depart Tokyo for Orlando: December 23, 2020