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  • Locations: Hokkaido, Japan; Kyoto, Japan; Nara, Japan; Tokyo, Japan
  • Program Terms: Maymester
  • Budget Sheets: Maymester
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Faculty Led Program Length: Short-Term Faculty-Led
Housing: Hotel Academic Courses: ART, ASN, ILC, JPN
Minimum GPA: 2.50 Office Location: Study Abroad Office JAAC 1009
Program Fee: $7250
Program Description:

Belmont in Japan





Japan’s culture is an amalgam of the traditional and classical, foreign, and modern. As students navigate architectural sites, natural environments, built areas, local crafts, artifacts of high culture, objects of popular culture, and contemporary fashion and food, they will experience how Japan is a modern, distinct mixture of a variety of elements. Students will differentiate between the modern and the traditional, the so-called “western” and native elements, and see how Japan’s modernity, while sharing many aspects with other modernities (especially Western), has evolved in its own unique way. Examining how Japanese see the world as localized in their natural and built environment will give students opportunities to explore their own presuppositions and assumptions about their own cultures.

Please note departure date and make necessary housing arrangements if you decide to stay in Nashville prior to departure.​

  • Kyoto
  • Temples and shrinesGodzilla
  • Studio Ghilbi
  • Pottery studio
  • Trip to Hokkaido
  • Museums and galleries
  • Iga
  • Trip to Hokkaido
  • Museums and galleries


All courses will satisfy either Belmont requirements in the BELL Core or the specified major. You must participate in at least one course offered in Japan. You should consult individual program faculty to see how online options can fit into your study abroad program.
  • ART 2950: The Art Experience/ ILC Link Class (counts as Bell Core Fine Art)   
  • ART 4950: Special Topics: Art History (counts toward Art major and minor requirements)
  • ASN 2950: Topics in Japan Culture (satisfies Bell Core requirement for Social Science)
  • JPN 1950: Conversational Japanese (counts towards Japanese minor)
  • JPN 3950: Advanced Japanese (counts towards Japanese minor)
  • Independent Study option for students who want to stay into June semester


ENG 3950: (equivalent to ENG 3010): Third Year Writing (satisfies BELL Core requirement)Japanese Building
REL 3950: (equivalent to REL 3050): Religion Jr. Cornerstone (satisfies BELL Core requirement)


1. Program Fee: $7,250: This fee will include airfare from/to Nashville, lodging with breakfast and 3 group meals, all local excursions, Japan rail pass, Kaiseki (artistic classical cuisine meal), excursion to Kyoto,
trip to Hokkaido, costs of admission to museums and galleries, and student health insurance.

Costs not covered by the program fee include: Course texts/supplies, personal expenses, and other meals. (Approximately $1500).

2. Belmont Tuition
Tuition is charged at the special study abroad tuition rate of 2/3 off the cost of normal Maymester tuition. For every 3 hours of study abroad credit you register for, you pay for only one hour.  

Program Deposit: $500 due at time of acceptance 


Faculty-Led Application Process
Dates and Deadlines
All requirements must be completed by the Study Abroad Office deadlines: online materials are due by 11:59 PM on the deadline date. 
  • Spring Break Programs: November 15
  • Maymester Programs: February 1
  • Summer Programs: February 15 

How to Apply
1. Please click the Apply Now button (found at the top-right of this page and/or at the bottom of this page) to apply. 
2. You will automatically be directed to your myBelmont account to log-in. 
3. After logging in to your myBelmont account, if you are not re-directed back to Belmont Global, open a new window for Belmont Global to complete your application. 


Dr. Christopher Born  
College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences                                                                                                          C JAAC 3067         

Dr. Judy Bullington
Department of Art • LEU CENTER FOR THE VISUAL ARTS 129


Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.