Join UW Colleges for an experience of travel and learning. Our trips are guided by UW Professors with world-class expertise in their related fields. Community members are welcome!
Explore the World with the
University of Wisconsin Colleges
2013-14 Study Abroad Programs
Costa Rica - Egypt - Germany - Italy - Japan - Southwest Pacific
Looking for something more than just a trip? We welcome community members like you to join our educational adventures to Costa Rica, Egypt, Germany, Italy, Japan, and Southwest Pacific for the 2013-14 academic year. Our short-term programs are led by experienced professors and facilitators with expertise and passion for the subject. Make your next trip the learning experience of a lifetime with UW Colleges. All programs include round-trip airfare, lodging, ground transportation while overseas, admissions, tour guides, health insurance, several breakfasts, lunches and dinners.
Service-Learning in the Tsunami Zone of Japan
Tentative Travel Dates: May 21 - May 31, 2014
Estimated Fee: $3,626
The ongoing, multi-dimensional crises of “3.11”—the earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear disaster that struck Japan on March 11, 2011—provide an unexpected opportunity to examine literary, cultural, and humanitarian responses to both natural and nuclear disaster in Japan. In addition to introducing students and participating community members to the historical and contemporary literature, visual culture (manga, film, anime, and art), and scholarship of disaster in Japan, this course will also give participants the opportunity to take part in a ten-day service learning project in the tsunami zone in Ishinomaki, Miyagi Prefecture, one of the communities that was partially leveled by the tsunami.
For a complete list of travel opportunities, registration forms, and the most up-to-date information, please visit the UW Colleges Study Abroad website.