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  • Locations: Tokyo, Japan
  • Program Terms: Summer
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2019 03/15/2019 04/01/2019 05/20/2019 06/03/2019
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Faculty Led Language of Instruction: English
Language Prerequisites: None Housing Options: Lodgings
Minimum GPA: 2.5 Minimum Class Elligibility: Sophomore
Subjects Available: Anthropology, Sociology
Program Description:

Cool Japan: Culture in Japan


Program Overview 

This 6-week MSU summer 2019 course ends with an immersion experience in Japan to study the sociology and anthropology-based theories of Japanese culture.

Course Information

  • ANTY 491. 3 credits spring 2019, 3 credits summer 2019

Dates Abroad

  • May 20-June 3, 2019


​Hotels in shared rooms


​Daily breakfast and two dinners included in program fee.

Program Fee 

  • Program fee includes lodging, daily breakfast, two dinners, in-country transportation, international health insurance, cultural activities and more.
 Refer to the Financial Aid Faculty Led Study Abroad Budget Sheets to assist in your financial planning (coming soon)

Financial Aid

If you intend to apply for financial aid, bring a copy of the Financial Aid Budget Sheet, located above, to the Office of Financial Aid Services as soon as possible.

Eligibility Requirements

  • 2.5 GPA
  • rising sophomore and above. no pre-requisite courses are needed.
  • Dean of Students Disciplinary Clearance 


Faculty Leader Tomomi Yamaguchi
Associate Professor
Department of Sociology & Anthropology
(406) 994-7288
Faculty Leader Steven Swinford
Associate Professor
Department of Sociology & Anthropology
(406) 994-5254

Application Deadline

  • January 15, 2019


1. Meet with Faculty Leader and/or Faculty Led Program Coordinator in the Office of International Programs.  Visit the Study Abroad website for Drop-In Advising Hours and to Schedule a Faculty Led  Advising Appointment
2. APPLY ONLINE HERE through My Global Connection.  A complete application includes: 
  • $300 Faculty Led Application Fee
  • Official Transcript
  • Acknowledgement of Faculty Led Participation and Pre-Departure Requirements
  • Additional Application Information
  • Faculty Led Application Short Essay
  • FERPA Information
  • Health History Form
  • Passport Information
3. Complete an interview with the Faculty Leader and the Faculty Led Program Coordinator in the Office of International Programs.
4. Upon program acceptance, confirm participation and complete Post-Acceptance Application Materials in My Global Connection


Wendy Rivers
Faculty Led Coordinator
(406) 994-7150