Faculty-Led Program Abroad

Deadline: January 28, 2024  

FLPA to Japan: Anime and Fandom around the World

Are you interested in Japanese culture? Are you a fan of anime, one of Japan’s most recognized art forms?

Students enrolled in degree-level programs have the opportunity to travel to Japan in July 2024 to earn a lower-level LSO credit by participating in a Faculty-Led Program Abroad (FLPA).

Students will spend two weeks learning about anime and its fandom where it all began! Through hands-on experiences that include exploring museums, participating in events, and getting to know Japanese culture, students will develop skills such as critical thinking, ethical and social awareness, intercultural knowledge, and global perspective. 

The FLPA program is delivered in partnership with Kanagawa University and is led by Seneca professors.

Learn more below and apply no later than January 28, 2024!

Program Details

Eligibility Requirements: 

    • Full-time students enrolled in degree programs requiring a lower-level LSO
    • Have a minimum program GPA of 2.5 and be in good academic standing
    • Open to both domestic and international students

 To be considered for this opportunity, you must submit a complete application which includes:

 Program fee: $6,000 CAD approx. 

    • Included: round-trip airfare, accommodation, local travel, entry fees & site visits, guides & translators, most meals.
    • Not included: course tuition fee, applicable visa fees, meals outside of program itinerary, personal travel, souvenirs, vaccinations required, or otherwise.

Seneca provides up to $3,000 in funding to accepted students to offset the program fee.

Funding is awarded automatically upon application. No additional funding application is required. 

Location: Japan

 

Itinerary: To be updated

 

Language of Instruction: English

 

Term: Summer 2024

    • Classes before and after the trip to Japan will be held at Seneca.
    • Travel dates: June 17 - June 30, 2024

   Accommodations: Shared 

Course Credits

Upon successful completion of the FLPA, students will earn the following Seneca course credit:

Eligible Seneca Program Seneca Course Credit 
All degree programs requiring a lower-level LSO LSO203: Anime and Fandom Around the World

The trip to Japan takes place from June 17 to June 30, 2024, and is a required component of your course.

Timeline

Application Deadline
January 28, 2024

Acceptance Date
Friday, February 9, 2024

Pre-Departure Orientation
Approx. 2 months pre-trip

Return Debrief
Approx. 1 month post-trip

Student Experience

Coming soon!

 

Notice

Traveling students must adhere to all jurisdictional guidelines and/or regulations of their host country and host institution. All accepted students are responsible for ensuring they meet the entry and exit requirements of their destination country. This information is subject to change at any time.

Seneca relies on the Government of Canada’s (GOC) Travel Advice and Advisories and the associated risk level for each destination to assess whether students should engage in an overseas activity. While we make every effort to prepare students for a successful trip overseas, circumstances may arise that are beyond our control.

Students who accept to participate on a global learning opportunity must accept as a condition of participation the possibility that the program may be cancelled or terminated early due to concerns over the safety and security of students. If cancellation or termination occurs, we will refund any payments you have made and withdraw any disbursed grants. Participants may encounter additional and unexpected financial and academic implications. Seneca will work to mitigate negative implications to the best of its ability. 

International Students are required to meet with an immigration specialist to ensure their program of study and/or study permit will not be negatively impacted by travelling abroad. This must take place as soon as possible in the application process. Immigration specialists can be reached at theservicehub@senecacollege.ca

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