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 to read our SLS Global Student Ambassador Blog Post for a perspective on building sustainable communities in Japan.