Program Information
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Winter 2020: Japan PSYC - micro
January 10, 2020 - February 01, 2020
This program is closed. Please contact the faculty director for more information.

Traditional Wooden Temple
Interest Meetings:
03/15/2019 4:00 PM - 5:00 PMKirkbride 005
03/22/2019 4:00 PM - 5:00 PMKirkbride 005
03/28/2019 5:00 PM - 6:00 PMWillard 006
04/11/2019 4:00 PM - 5:00 PMSharp Lab 120
Orientation Meetings - attend ALL of the following:
10/29/2019 9:30 AM - 10:30 AMAlison Hall 134
10/29/2019 3:30 PM - 4:30 PMMemorial 110
11/08/2019 2:30 PM - 3:30 PMMemorial 110
Program Notes
Program Description

Study the Psychology of Language while immersed in the foreign language and culture of Japan.

Starting in Tokyo, the busy capital city of Japan, you’ll walk through modern bustling neon neighborhoods, experience the busiest intersection in the world, eat sushi, drink matcha, and slurp noodles. You’ll have the opportunity to interact with native Japanese speakers and observe the various forms of written Japanese (hiragana, katakana, and kanji) – even having the opportunity to try your own hand at Japanese calligraphy. Next, you’ll speed through the countryside in a bullet train, visit the shrines and temples of old Kyoto, walk under bright orange torii, explore tall swaying groves of bamboo, and interact with Japanese macaque monkeys as you compare their communication with features of human language.

The Psychology of Language course will give you a foundation in the study of language as a universal component of the human mind, while at the same time you’ll be gaining first-hand experience with Japanese, a language that differs notably from English in its sounds, words, and structure.

Students will stay in double rooms in three- or four-star hotels or apartments. Local ground transportation within and between cities is included in the program fee. If you have an interest in psychology, languages, and travel, this trip will definitely be your cup of (green) tea.

The Program Fee does NOT include airfare to/from Japan, nor airport transfers within the U.S. The program officially begins when students arrive in Tokyo. Students will receive detailed travel instructions after acceptance, explaining how and where to purchase their plane ticket. See the Cost section below for estimate airfare. For this program, students will be given recommended flight itineraries for traveling together.

ACCESSIBILITY: Participants with disabilities should know that accessibility and accommodation in some program locations may differ from the United States. Transit systems and legacy building construction practices may not meet U.S. accessibility standards, and alternative access to public transportation, buildings, or public sites cannot be guaranteed. But UD students with disabilities are welcome and encouraged to study abroad. Review these questions with the Office of Disability Support Services to determine whether this program can meet your accommodation needs.
Program Courses
Students must enroll in all credit-bearing courses for a grade. Only the UNIV (zero credit) course may be taken pass/fail. Audit registration is not permitted on UD Travel Study. Please refer to the University Catalog to verify requirements and prerequisites
Honors credit may be available. Check with the faculty director and the Honors program for approval (check before departure).
All students must enroll in at least 3 credits, as well as the 0-credit UNIV course.
PSYC 344-070: Psychology of Language (3 credits)
Describes the nature of human language, how it is used to speak and comprehend, and how it is learned. Subtopics include language and thought, animal communication, and language in special populations, such as children born deaf or blind.
Restrictions: The pre-requisites are waived for the study abroad version of PSYC 344 Psychology of Language.
UNIV 370-215: Study Abroad - Japan PSYC Micro (0 credits) pass/fail
Students are asked to reflect upon changes in their knowledge, skills, and attitudes that occur due to their study abroad experience.
Satisfies the following requirements:
Discovery Learning
Applicants should have a G.P.A. of at least 2.8 (on a 4.00 scale).

Meeting these minimum requirements does not guarantee acceptance, which is based on academic quality and demonstrated ability to contribute to the objectives of the program. Early application is encouraged as acceptances may be made on a rolling basis and the program may fill before the application deadline.

For all participants, a formal application is necessary, including at least one recommendation. An interview may be conducted in person or by telephone.

A transcript is required from Non-UD applicants only. Non-UD students, please email a copy of your official transcript to the Program Coordinator.

Study abroad at the University of Delaware is highly competitive. Please review the study abroad acceptance process. If you are not selected for your first choice program, we encourage you to apply to another program.
How much does it cost?.
  • University of Delaware Tuition/Fees for one Winter Session
  • Travel Study Program Fee
    • Usually covers: housing, all program-related excursions and some meals (check with the program's faculty director for details).
    • Does NOT cover: airfare to/from the program site and ground transportation to/from the U.S. departure airport. For planning purposes only, we estimate roundtrip airfare to be approximately $1,200.00.
  • Plan ahead for how to pay for travel study, and make sure you understand the costs associated with your program.
When and how do I pay?
If you are offered acceptance to the program, you will have 3 days to withdraw without financial penalty. After the 3 days have passed, you will be officially accepted to the program, and CGPS will post the full Program Fee and Tuition/Fees to your UD student account.
  • An initial payment of $1000.00 will be due in mid-October.
  • The balance of the Program Fee and Tuition/Fees will be due in early January.
  • Payments are submitted through My Finances in UDSIS.
  • All charges, once posted to your account, are considered non-refundable.
Other important things to note:
  • Program Fees are subject to change until the group's departure date. Final Program Fees may increase due to unforeseen local cost increases, fluctuations in exchange rates, or changes in the group size.
  • CGPS reserves the right to cancel a program at any time due to under-enrollment, safety/health/security issues, staffing issues, or any other relevant reason. If your program is cancelled, you will receive a full refund of all Program Fees paid.
Delaware ResidentNon-Delaware Resident
Final Tuition based on current year$1,590.00$4,269.00
Final Program Fee$2,460.00$2,460.00
UD Registration & Activities Fee$30.00$30.00
Total to be charged to UD account (final)$4,080.00$6,759.00
Plus Airfare Estimate (purchased separately)$1,200.00$1,200.00
The rates above may not apply to you if you are a UD graduate student during the time you are studying abroad. Please refer to for the appropriate rates.
The University of Delaware’s differential charge for Engineering, Nursing and Business & Economics students does not apply to winter or summer session and is waived for students enrolled in semester- or year-long study abroad and exchange programs sponsored by the University.
Financial need-based scholarships are available to UD undergraduates on a competitive basis. To be considered, students must have a current FAFSA on-file with Student Financial Services. For more details, please see our scholarships page.
All charges, once posted to your account, are considered non-refundable. Payments are submitted through My Finances in UDSIS.
Submit Program Application by 5pm onApril 20, 2019
Acceptance and Scholarship AnnouncedMay 02, 2019
$1,000.00 Initial Payment Due *mid-October
Program Fee Balance, Tuition and Fees Dueearly January
*All students will receive an email when they are accepted to a program and will have 10 days from that notification to make their $1,000.00 Initial Payment.
Tamara Nicol
Faculty Director
Wolf Hall Rm. 216

Program information is subject to change at any time. Please check this web site periodically for updates.