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  • Locations: Tokyo, Japan; Tsukuba, Japan
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Restrictions: UW-Eau Claire applicants only
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
GPA: 2.75 (may be flexible) Language of Instruction: English
Year in School: May apply as first year student; must have at least soph. standing by program begin Academic Pre-requisites: KINS 294 and KINS 308, or equivalent of the two
Coordinator: Jeff DeGrave Additional Eligibility: Good academic, conduct & financial standing at UWEC
Program Description:

Program Summary & Location

This international immersion program targets undergraduate students majoring/minoring in Kinesiology. GroupThe first week of the program consists of attending the “Tsukuba Summer Institute for Physical Education and Sport” program organized by the University of Tsukuba (about 1 hour from Tokyo) that brings in a number of international students and professionals from overseas to engage in research collaboration, workshops, and traditional sporting activities. The second week of the trip consists of visiting the Tokyo Metropolitan area including some historical/cultural sites and potentially a training site where elite athletes train in preparation for national and international competitions.

The experience in Tsukuba will bring to light varying cultural differences and awareness as undergraduate and graduate students along with faculty join the summer program from different countries, including India, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, and the United States. Attending students will be sharing spaces with local students as well as international students as they engage in sporting and outdoor activities.


To learn about eligibility requirements, academic course offerings, and the program calendar, click the following button:
Academics - Japan Faculty-Led

Student Life

students To see more on what resources they provide and special notes on the program, click on the following button: 
Support - Japan Faculty-Led

Housing & Meals

Students will be staying in one of the dormitory facilities on campus at the University of Tsukuba, which is within walkable distance to the dining area and restaurants surrounding the campus community. Lunch during the first week of the Tsukuba Summer Institute will be included in the program cost. Students will be responsible for all other meals during the rest of the immersion experience. 


By clicking on the following term, you will find more information on program costs. If the term you want to go abroad is not listed, please see the most recent term and add 7% to your estimate to factor in exchange rate fluctuations and tuition increases. Click on the buttons below to view that term's cost estimate. 
Summer 2019

Learn More & How To Apply

Still have some questions? You can contact Kim Reed, Assistant to the Immersion programs, at 715-836-5940 or

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Ready to apply?! Click here to read our application instructions. Please note this program will require a recommendation as a part of the UWEC application process. Then return to this page and click the "Apply Now" button at the top of the page. 

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2019 02/08/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.