The Georgia Tech Center for International Business Education and Research is pleased to announce the 2017 Faculty Development in International Business in Japan. The theme of this program is “Merging old and new for a sustainable future.” Japan is the world’s third largest economy, and source of many innovations and brands we know and use every day. Japan is reinventing itself, taking the best from the past, and applying it to modern tasks and problems to come up with the best solutions.


Proposed Itinerary:

May 18-19 - Orientation in Atlanta (optional – no additional program fees, discounted accommodation will be made available) 
May 20 - Arrive in Japan 
May 20-June 1 - Tokyo, Tohoku, Kyoto, and Kansai!
June 2 - Return home

What is included:

3-star shared accommodations (Single Supplement Available) with breakfast

Bilingual local guides and cultural experiences in Tokyo, Hokkaido, and Kyoto

Ground transportation including the Shinkansen “Bullet Train”

Programs and presentations from faculty and staff at top-level Japanese universities

(Including Kyoto University Research Park / Doshisha University/ Tsukuba University / Sofia University)

Sake brewery tour

*Airfare from the US to Japan not included

Deposit: $500  -  A deposit payment guarantees a space and program fees that will not rise above $4000 (shared accommodation, deposit applied toward program fee)

Expected Price: $4500 per academic participant
*Single Accommodation Supplement Available.  Limited spousal program also available.

Discounts available for faculty from minority-serving institutions, technical and community colleges.

One of our partners, the Advanced Science, Technology & Management Research Institute of Kyoto, shared the following links with information on sample programs (links in Japanese)

1.       Kyoto Business Design School "The way of tea, the beauty of Japan"

2.       Science, Technology and Culture Commercialization Community   (STC3(cubic))


Trip Leader:

James Hoadley serves as the Associate Director of the Georgia Tech Center for International Business Education and Research. James has previously worked in Japan for over eight years and has a network of contacts in both industry and academia. In addition to his expertise on Japan, James has led multiple international education trips, including to Japan, Singapore, Indonesia, and other locations. Please feel free to contact James at [log in to unmask]

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