Experience Japanese Language and Culture in the Heart of Tokyo

Virginia Union University

This program is open to all Virginia Union University students regardless of major or minor. A minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA is required for all study abroad program participation. Students must have a valid passport.

You do not need to be an East Asian Studies or Japanese major or minor to benefit from this program. Anyone with an interest in Japan, Japanese culture or language, can find this program valuable. Non-VUU students are also encouraged to apply.

Faculty Led

Andre P. Stevenson is Professor of Social Work and Director of the Office of International Programs at Elizabeth City State University (ECSU) in North Carolina. He primarily teaches undergraduate courses in research methods and social policy, as well as overseeing study abroad and other international education initiatives at ECSU. Andre is a member of the Editorial Board of Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad and was a guest editor for the journal’s Special Section on International Education and HBCUs, published in 2022. His most recent publication is a co-edited volume titled, “The Half Yet to Be Told: Study Abroad and HBCUs,” which was published in March 2023.

Andre is a graduate of South Carolina State University, where he completed his undergraduate degrees in Sociology and Counselor Education. He holds a PhD in Social Work (Research), Masters of Public Health, and Masters of Social Work from the University of Pittsburgh.

Cost: $4950

($5350 for non-VUU students)


June 20 – July 21, 2024

What is included:

  • Lodging
  • Travel Medical Insurance
  • 60+ Hours of Japanese Language Classes
  • Textbooks & Course Materials
  • Airport Pick-up
  • On-site Orientation
  • Transportation Fees
  • 9 Credit Hours
  • Cultural Excursions