Program Information
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Summer 2021: Tokyo BHAN
July 06, 2021 - August 07, 2021 (dates are tentative)

Interest Meetings:
09/23/2020 4:00 PM - 5:00 PMZoom link:
09/24/2020 4:00 PM - 4:00 PMZoom link:
Program Notes
This program is highly competitive and will accept only a limited number of applicants. Interview appointments and acceptance decisions are at the discretion of the faculty director.
The University will continue to monitor the ongoing situation with COVID-19 (coronavirus) as we approach the departure date for this program. Please reach out to your program coordinator or faculty director with questions and continue to monitor the UD coronavirus webpage for updates.

If UD decides to cancel a study abroad program, we will communicate directly with affected students. In this case, the University of Delaware will reimburse the cost of program fees, tuition and flights (if purchase was advised by IGS).
Program Description
Study the history of the Olympic Games along with Global Health and Physical Activity in Japan, "The Land of the Rising Sun". Japan is home to more than a dozen UNESCO World Heritage sites and is the birthplace of sushi and many famous art forms. Japan is reknown for its distinctive culture and traditions, making it one of the most most unique countries in the world. Most of us do not know that Japan is covered more by mountains than cities, which means there is no shortage of outdoor activities to enjoy, as well as a great deal of biodiversity within this island nation. Additionally, Tokyo is host to the 202One Summer Olympic Games, and students will be able to attend Olympic events and observe the culture surrounding the Games.

Based in Nagano and Tokyo, students will be exposed to the rich culture of Japan as well as Olympic history. The mountainous city of Nagano was the site of the 1998 Winter Olympic Games, and students will be able to learn about the Winter Games in that locale. In Tokyo, in addition to attending some of the Olympic events, students can explore many cultural activities such as attending a traditional Japanese theatre (Kabuki), climbing Mt. Fuji, and visiting a Japanese temple. As part of the Health and Physical Activity course, students will be challenged to push themselves outside their of comfort zone through outdoor adventure activities such as canyoning, white water rafting, and surfing. These activities are popular in Japan, allow a glimpse into modern Japanese culture, and provide great opportunities for personal growth.

Students will reside in hotel rooms and hostels, with breakfast included. Several dinners will also be included. Students are responsible for all other meals.

Whether you’re interested in learning about the history of the Modern Olympic Games, attending Olympic events, challenging yourself in new activities, or experiencing the rich culture of Japan, this summer program is for you. This program will enable a great deal of personal growth, as well as experiencing first-hand, the spectacle of the Summer Olympic Games.

The Program Fee includes accomodations, several meals, all group excursions, in-country transportation and international medical insurance.

The Program Fee does not include airfare or airport transfers in the U.S. The program officially begins when students arrive in Japan. There are no group flights for this program. Students will receive detailed travel information and flight recommendations upon acceptance to the program. See the Cost section below for estimated airfare.
ACCESSIBILITY: Participants with disabilities should know that this program requires participation in various physical activites. 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
All students must enroll in at least 6 credits, as well as the 0-credit UNIV course.
BHAN 236-071: Health and Physical Activity Abroad (3 credits)
Students will explore and experience physical activities that are either unique to Japan or popular in Japan. This course is designed to push students outside of their comfort zone and help them develop confidence and determination. Course assignments and discussions will focus on how these activities developed in Japan, and how they have impacted the health and quality of life of the population. The course will address all components of personal health (physical, social, emotional, mental, environmental, and spiritual) and provide opportunities for growth in each.
Satisfies the following requirements:
University Social Science Breadth
Arts and Sciences - Group C
BHAN 351-071: The Modern Olympic Games (3 credits)
This course will examine the history and the evolving social issues of the Modern Olympic Games, which commenced in 1896 in Athens, Greece, and extend to the 32nd Olympiad, being held in Tokyo in 2020. The social, economic, and political impact of the Games will be discussed. Students will explore how the Olympic Games influence health behaviors and activity levels of people in the U.S. Students will have the opportunity to attend Olympic events.
Satisfies the following requirements:
University History Breadth
UNIV 370-181: Study Abroad - Tokyo BHAN (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
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 send a copy of your official transcript to: IGS, Clayton Hall, 100 David Hollowell Drive, Newark, DE 19716 USA.

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 Summer 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 IGS 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-March.
  • The balance of the Program Fee and Tuition/Fees will be due in early June.
  • 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.
  • IGS 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$2,385.00$6,404.00
Estimated Program Fee$5,300.00$5,300.00
UD Registration & Activities Fee$45.00$45.00
Total to be charged to UD account (estimated)$7,730.00$11,749.00
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.

Full-time undergraduate students taking at least 12 credits in the fall 2020 semester may take up to an additional six credits this academic year during the winter and/or summer 2021 sessions at no additional tuition charge. The maximum number of course credits spread across the fall semester and winter and/or summer sessions covered by this provision is 18. If a student takes 12 credits in fall, they will have 6 tuition-free credits left to use in winter and/or summer. If they take 13 credits in the fall, they will have 5 tuition-free credits left to use, and so on. Students will be charged tuition in winter and/or summer for any credits exceeding 18. For full details, please visit the UD Return to Fall website.
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 onNovember 20, 2020
Acceptance and Scholarship AnnouncedDecember 08, 2020
$1,000.00 Initial Payment Due *mid-March
Program Fee Balance, Tuition and Fees Dueearly June
*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.
Please note that this program is highly competitive and will accept only a limited number of applicants.
Steve Goodwin
Faculty Director
Behavioral Health and Nutrition
024 Carpenter Sports Building
Andrea Grim
Faculty Director
Behavioral Health and Nutrition
Carpenter Sports Bldg. 034
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Program information is subject to change at any time. Please check this web site periodically for updates.