UF in Japan – Cross Cultural Engineering

UF in Japan – Cross Cultural Engineering

Summer A: June 6 – July 31, 2021

About the program

UF in Japan – Cross Cultural Engineering is an eight-week program that allows undergraduate students to focus on cross-cultural engineering and design practices while exploring the rich history and culture of Japan. In addition to traditional coursework, students will participate in site visits to engineering firms to learn about the design and engineering of Japanese transportation systems, software and games, and manufacturing. There will also be excursions to locations where cross-cultural engineering is put into practice. Students will learn about the cutting-edge research being conducted at local universities and have the opportunity to build and foster professional international connections through industry visits. 

Location

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Kyoto is one of Japan’s largest cities and represents a unique mixture of history, tradition, and modernity. Although throughout its history Kyoto has been destroyed by many wars and fires, it escaped complete destruction during WWII. Countless temples, shrines, and other historically priceless structures survive in the city today, including the Fushimi Inari Shrine (pictured right) and Kinkaku-ji – the ‘Golden Pavillion’.

Course Information

Faculty leader: Dr. Jeremiah Blanchard

  • CIS 4930: Cross-Cultural Engineering
  • CIS 4930: High-Performance Application Development

Total Number of Credits Offered: 6 UF Credits

Visiting Kiyomizu-dera Temple: Kyoto Travel Guide - Japan Rail Pass

Benefits

  • Explore the design and engineering of Japanese transportation systems, software and games, and manufacturing
  • Examine cutting-edge research being conducted at local universities
  • Foster professional international connections through industry visits
  • Experience Japanese culture and cultivate intercultural competency

Social and Cultural Activities

Kyoto Travel: Kinkakuji (Golden Pavilion)

  • Visit to Kiyomizu Temple in Kyoto
  • Participation in the Tanabata Star Festival
  • Kobe Sake Refinery visits
  • Trip to Kyoto Gion Matsuri & Fushimi-Inari Shrine
  • Visit to Osaka Electro-Communications University
  • Participate in is the Yumenohoshi Festa.

Housing

You will be sharing a double-room together with another student from the program in a guesthouse.

Program Dates

Summer A: June 6 – July 31, 2021

Application deadline: March 12, 2021 (spaces may fill up before the deadline)

Eligibility

  • COP 3530 (which requires COP 3502, COP 3503, COT 3100)
  • Undergraduate student in the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering or a Computer Science major in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
  • Must have a 3.0 GPA or higher
  • Must be in good disciplinary standing
  • Instructor approval

Program Fee for 2020

  • Program Fee: TBD 
  • UF deposit: $375
  • Includes housing, airport pickup, local transportation, insurance & students fees, academic course

Application Checklist:

  1. Complete the UF International Center application
  2. Submit the Academic Advising Form – Pick up at UF International Center at The HUB
  3. Pay the $375 non-refundable deposit

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