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Japan SARUP: Hidden Order/Architectural Heritage of a High Tech Country
Kyoto, Japan; Osaka, Japan; Tokyo, Japan (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer
This program is currently not accepting applications.
Cost Information: Summer
Dates / Deadlines:
There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Program Type:
Faculty Led Language of Instruction: English
Minimum GPA: 2.5
Class Standing:
2 - Soph, 3 - Junior, 4 - Senior, 5 - Grad
Internship Possible:
Program Length: Short-Term Language Requirement: No
Credits: 6 Satifies GER Requirement: No
Affiliated School/College: School of Architecture and Urban Planning Program Leader: Matthew Jarosz
Study Abroad Advisor:
Ramona Washington
Credit Type:
Program Description:

Course Description:
The Historic Preservation Institute at the UWM School of Architecture and Urban Planning offers this 6 credit program in Japan.  The program focuses on historic preservation as well as explores current urban, building and landscape design matters.  The group will conduct an in-depth examination of a country struggling to maintain its historic cultural identity in the midst of overwhelming social and technological change.  The program will focus on the two main urban centers in Japan – Tokyo and Osaka.  Participants will visit Japan's ancient castles and palaces, tatami-mat tea rooms and Zen gardens, Shinto shrines and Buddhist temples, as well as the latest shopping centers, sports facilities, residential complexes, office towers, and high-tech structures.  The group will view presentation methods and fresh technologies not yet in use anywhere else and learn about new materials and solutions to problems like space, parking, safety, and historic preservation.

In Country: May 24 - June 21, 2016
NOTE:  The dates listed are program start and end dates in-country and are subject to change.  Please allow for appropriate travel time.
In Milwaukee: July 7-21, 2016

Mandatory General Orientation Quiz Due: April 15, 2016
Mandatory Site Specific Orientation: to be determined

Program Leader:
Matthew Jarosz, Adjunct Associate Professor, School of Architecture and Urban Planning (

Study Abroad Advisor:
Ramona Washington, Center for International Education (
Contact for administrative questions about application, registration, program cost, etc.

6 undergraduate or graduate credits in Architecture 297/497

Estimated Cost:  $5,380 - $5,975
  • Program fees are based on a realistic estimate of participants. Fees may change based on final enrollment and exchange rate fluctuation.
  • Cost includes support for a UWM faculty member, academic costs, ground transportation, accommodation, and health insurance.
  • Cost does not include international airfare, personal spending money, meals, books and supplies, or trip/travel insurance.
  • There are fee differentials for graduate students ($200) and non-Wisconsin residents ($200).
Please see the top of the program page. Click on the term you are interested in and you will be directed to a budget sheet that contains program fees and other important financial information.

Scholarships and Grants
Financial aid, scholarships and grants may be used for our programs. 

Based on eligibility, students may apply for any scholarship either through our office or elsewhere.  For a general list of study abroad scholarships and grants, visit our webpage:

We encourage students to search widely for other scholarships that can be applied to their study abroad program.

Application Requirements & Deadline
The application deadline is March 1, 2016.

This program requires an online application and other required documents found as part of the online application; a $250 deposit (includes a $50 non-refundable application fee); and a valid passport.

NOTE: There will be a quick turn-around time after the March 15 deadline to confirm your participation in this program to keep the program cost as low as possible.

Applying for a Passport
Passports need to be valid for at least six months past the program's end date. The CIE Study Abroad office strongly recommends that you expedite your passport application. Information on how to apply for a passport can be found here.

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Center for International Education
Garland Hall 138
Telephone:  414-229-4846

This program is currently not accepting applications.