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Japan America Grassroots Summit
Kochi, Japan; Nara, Japan; Tokyo, Japan (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer
This program is currently not accepting applications.
Restrictions: UTDALLAS applicants only
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Faculty Led/Customized Programs
Program Description:
This program is no longer accepting applications. Although you missed the opportunity this year, check back in early fall for faculty-led programs occurring next summer.

Note: The Japan America Grassroots Summit occurs every year, with the location alternating between America and Japan.
    Logo-Nara Japan Program Contact: 

Monique Wedderburn
   Japan Map
Chck-Icon Eligibility
  • Open to all disciplines
  • Undergraduate and graduate
Program Icon Program Overview
The Japan-America Grassroots Summit is an annual gathering that provides an opportunity for a “grassroots exchange.” The program includes homestays, sightseeing, and various cultural activities.
Following the Grassroots Summit in Nara, UT Dallas students will visit Kochi University in Shikoku Island. Students will attend Japanese language courses, visit local business, and experience Japanese culture.  Kochi University students will welcome and will participate in seminar discussions.
Following Kochi, students are invited to visit one of the most exciting cities in the world: Tokyo. Students will visit and hold seminars with Japanese leading companies, such as TOYOTA, All Nippon Airways, Mitsubishi, Kikkoman and others.

Japan America Grasssroots Summit 2015 in Oita   
Calendar Icon Dates
City Dates
Nara City June 26 - July 2, 2017
Kochi City July 3 - July 8, 2017
Tokyo July 9 - July 16, 2017
Student and Academics Icon Application and Fees
Application Deadline       Date Fees  
Early Bird Discount March 31, 2017 $4,860
Regular Due Date for Registration
and Payment
May 5, 2017
Chck-Icon Included in Fees
The above price INCLUDES:
  • Round trip airfare between DFW or Austin airport and Narita or Haneda airport (connecting)
  • Domestic airfare to Itami (Osaka) from Narita or Haneda, and to Tokyo from Kochi
  • Shinkansen and other train fare from Nara to Kochi
  • All accommodation in Nara, Kochi and Tokyo
  • Most of the meals in Nara
  • Most of the meals during home-stay period
  • Breakfast at hotel in Kochi and Tokyo
  • Local tour participation cost in Nara of June 28
  • Activity costs in Nara and Kochi
  • Bus fare from Haneda to Shinagawa Prince Hotel
  • Bus fare from Shinagawa Prince Hotel to Narita airport
  • Handling cost of travel agency
Not Included in Fees Not Included in Fees
  • UT Dallas Tuition and Fees
  • Education Abroad Fees
  • Airline taxes and fuel surcharge
  • 4% credit card processing fee
  • Lunch and dinner costs in Kochi and in Tokyo
  • Short distance train or bus fare in Kochi and Tokyo
Student and Academics Icon Courses
Students will enroll in one of the two courses mentioned below -
  • IMS 4v90 - Management Internship – Summer Session II 2017 (Japan)
  • IMS 4090 – Management Internship – Summer Session II 2017 (Japan)
This course is designed to further develop a student's business knowledge through appropriate developmental work experiences in a real business environment. Students are required to identify and submit specific business learning objectives (goals) at the beginning of the semester. At the end of the semester students must prepare a set of deliverables (see assignments section) reflecting on the knowledge gained in the work experience. Student performance is evaluated by the work supervisor. Credit/No Credit only. May be repeated for credit (6 semester credit hours maximum). Instructor consent required.

IMS 4090 or IMS 4v90 Syllabus
Program Contact Information
Program Leader UT Dallas
Monique Wedderburn
Email Address:
By selecting "APPLY NOW" you are notifying the EDUCATION ABROAD office about your interest in study abroad. You will be contacted to apply with the PROGRAM LEADER before being accepted.

Dates / Deadlines:
There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
This program is currently not accepting applications.