WCE International Studies ProgramPhoto of Mount Fuji in Japan

Contact Information:
Dr. Susan Catapano
Education Building 377
910-962-2290 Phone

International Studies Program
Watson College of Education
University of North Carolina
601 South College Road
Wilmington, NC 28403-5980


Study abroad in Japan
EDN: Comparative Education: US and Japan (3 Credits)
EDN: Culture and Education: Japan (3 Credits)

This course allows students to reflect about teaching and learning as they look at education through the eyes of Japanese educators. Students will become familiar with cultural aspects of Japan that impact education, will spend one week in Japanese schools observing and working with Japanese teachers and students, and will participate in collaborative reflection groups sharing observations and exploring connections.

Japan polaroidsStudents will receive six semester hours of credit. This credit may be used to meet specific requirements in a graduate program or academic concentration or elective requirements in an undergraduate program.

2014 Summer Study Abroad

Tenative Dates: June 14—June 28, 2014

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Please attend one of the information meetings below.  You can attend online if you wish.


Site Coordinator
Dr. Brad Walker