Japan Summer Program in Sustainable Development

Summer 2019
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Brian Woodall

The Japan Program in Sustainable Development is a Georgia Tech / Tokyo Tech collaborative study abroad program that offers ten weeks of focused study in one of the world’s most fascinating and important countries. Through field trips, lectures, and problem-based learning, students will explore the broad issues of sustainable development with a particular focus on the challenges of sustainable urbanization in large cities as well as rural towns. Because of the growing importance of cities, it is essential to appreciate the socio-cultural, ecological, and economic factors that must interact to ensure their sustainability. A unique feature of the program is a capstone service-learning experience that will bring Georgia Tech students together with Tokyo Tech students in multidisciplinary, cross-cultural teams tasked with devising solutions to real-world sustainability and community development problems.

Click here and here to read our SLS Global Student Ambassador Blog Posts for two perspectives on building sustainable communities in Japan.

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