Students will stay on the Tokyo Campus of Saniku Gakuin College/Japan Union Conference Facility from June 19 to August 7 for various cultural programs, in order to experience the life in Tokyo, the capital of Japan. The tours include the Tokyo Tower, the Japanese Garden and Tea Ceremony, the National Diet Building, Imperial Palace Plaza, Sumidagawa River Cruise, Akasaka Kanon Temple, Ginza, Ginza, Akihabara Electric District, Ghibli Anime Museum and the famous bullet train ride.
Students may also participate in the optional Cultural Education Tours during the afternoons and the weekends. For example, there are visits to Mt. Fuji, the highest mountain of Japan, National Museum, Traditional Sumo Tournament, Odaiba, Tukiji Market, Ueno Zoo. Students, who participated in our regular tours before, can choose to exchange the optional tours for the regular tours
The textbook and workbook fees ($60, collected at the school) are not included in the total price.
(PLEASE DO NOT PURCHASE THE AIRLINE TICKET WITHOUT CONTACTING THE ACA OFFICE IN MARYLAND, 301-680-6444, EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org )
Airport: Students will arrive at Narita International Airport in Tokyo. This is an older aiport which is located closer to the College and farther away from the Fukushima Electric Plant. Students not arriving at Narita airport will not be picked up by the college.
The students from La Sierra University will be traveling from Los Angeles International Airport to Narita International Airport in Tokyo and each student is responsible for their airfare, which will cost about $1,300 round trip. The transportation charge to/from to the Airport is calculated based on the scheduled arrival (June 19) and departure (August 7) dates. The students who have different arrival or departure dates may incur additional charges, because of the extra cost of transportation arrangements. In order to make it easy, the program coordinator will assist the students to purchase their tickets, so that the entire group will travel together and arrive at the Narita International Airport at the same time.
Students who will be traveling from other places in the US, please contact and inform the Coordinator, Dr. Yoshi Mineyama, of your arrival information and he will arrange to pick you up from the Narita International Airport in Tokyo.
Registration and Deadlines
The schedule below indicates the application procedures and deadlines that all applicants must meet. They can apply to the Adventist College Abroad through their home colleges. A minimum number of 5 students is required to open each class.
ACA Application Deadline with the home campus registration approval: March 26, 2013
Arrival on the SGC Tokyo Campus/Japan SDA Union Conference facility: June 19, 2013
Departure from Narita Haneda International Airport in Tokyo to the United States: August 7, 2013
Every student has the option to take either the Beginning Level (First Year Japanese) or Intermediate Level (Second Year Japanese) or the Advanced Level (Third Year Japanese) at the time of application submission. Students who apply for the Intermediate Level will be asked to provide the transcript indicating the completion of the Beginning level; if applying for the Advanced Level, students should provide the transcript of completing Intermediate level. A minimum of 5 students is required for each class.