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Tentative Travel Dates:  June 15 - July 27, 2024

RCCD is offering a six-week study abroad program to Japan during summer of 2024. Students can expect to take a business course (BUS 43) and experience a 4-week internship (BUS 200) with a Tokyo based company.  Japan is rich in traditional culture and historical heritage where nature, history, and technology coexist in harmony. While you study abroad in Japan, you can learn more about its food, geography, politics, and history. Japan - the “Land of the Rising sun” - is an archipelago of more than 6,800 islands in the Pacific Ocean. The archipelago is located on a large volcanic zone - it has more than a hundred active volcanoes. About three quarters of the land of Japan is made of forests and mountains. This is the reason why Japan features a high population density and huge metropolises, most of which are situated on the coasts. Japan has four seasons, and you can enjoy its beautiful nature throughout the year.

With more than 126 million inhabitants, Japan is the 3rd largest economy in the world. People from all over the world are attracted to Japan to enjoy, explore and learn more about traditional culture like Kabuki, flower arrangement, calligraphy, as well as more modern advances such as anime, manga, games, and movies. Don't forget the delicious foods and flavors which are unique to Japan. Whether you love savory ramen or fresh sushi, Japan has a wide range of appetizing cuisine to enjoy. Japanese cuisine, or washoku, touches on all the flavor profiles: sweet, bitter, salty, sour, spicy, and umami.

Students can expect to take courses in business (BUS-43, 3 units) and experience a 4-week internship (BUS-200, 2 units) with a Tokyo based company. More information will come soon.

Space is limited for this trip. If you want to go but don't have a passport, you should start that process as soon as possible. More information at: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/passports.html

Information Sessions Dates

Join one of our upcoming information sessions to learn more about the classes, the internship, and scholarship options. See details below: 

      • TBA

Program Cost
      • $5915

      • Optional weekend trip to Sendai, Japan​, a sister city of Riverside, California, add $400. The trip will include exchange with local students and travel on the bullet train (Shinkansen) to Sendai. With this trip included, the cost for the program is $6315.

      • Costs Include:
        A​pplication fees [$300 initial + $250 upon conditional acceptance], airfare, housing, classrooms, internship arrangement, resume & interview assistance, some local subway travel, travel insurance, and welcome & farewell events.

      • Costs DO NOT Include:
        RCCD class registration fees, food, drink, cell phone, personal items, personally arranged travel​


Program Application

If you are ready to apply, please use the following link: 

apply here

Space is limited. Applications due no later than November 1, 2023. 

Within 2 weeks of our receipt of your application, you will receive an email, at your RCCD student email address. This email will invite you to complete the application process by:

      • ​paying the refundable $300 application f​ee (fully refunded if not selected for the program)​

      • submitting a mini-resume that we will review as part of the selection process.

If you are unsure about applying and would like to put your name on the program interest list, please fill out the following form: