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  • Locations: Taipei, Taiwan; Tokyo, Japan
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Budget Sheets: Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Faculty Led ICA GPA minimum: 2.5
Class Standing: 1.Freshman, 2.Sophomore, 3.Junior, 4.Senior Pre-Course: Yes
Program Description:
Type of Program: Intensive Course Abroad
City: Tokyo, Japan & Taipei, Taiwan 
When Offered: May 28-June 17, 2018
Faculty Leaders: Professor Evan Dawley ( and Jennifer White (


Program Overview

This ICA will examine and assess how past histories of imperialism, occupation, and war influence relations between Japan, Taiwan and the U.S. today. In Japan, we will see evidence of the country’s rise as an imperial power, what Japan looked like in its early 20th-century heyday, traces of its colonial connections to Taiwan, and the endpoints of that imperialist path in war with, and occupation by, the United States.
In Taiwan, we will observe how Japanese colonization transformed both the territory and the people who lived there, explore how Taiwanese resisted the imposition of Japanese culture, and compare Japanese control with the earlier European presence and subsequent imposition of Chinese rule. In both places we will also seek to understand how all of these historic experiences are remembered today. Students will have the unique opportunity to design and populate a website on the theme of “Sites of Memory”, to explore how particular monuments, museums, and other locations present (and erase) the past.

Download this ICA program flyer and estimated program cost here: Japan -Taiwan Summer 2018 ICA Informational Flyer.pdf
Download the information session flyer for this program here: 2018 ICA Japan Taiwan-Info Session Flyer.pdf


Eligibility and Prerequisites:

Minimum GPA for all applicants: 2.5 GPA
Applicants should demonstrate an interest in Asia with at least a 2.5 GPA and are encouraged to take one Asia-related course. Students earn 2 credits for the required pre-course and 3 credits for the course abroad in HIS 272Y.

Application and Study Abroad Deposit Deadlines:

November 6, 2017: Online application & $50 application fee due 
December 1, 2017: $500 non-refundable deposit is due
February 16, 2018: Final payment and ICA health forms due

Program Costs:

The tentative cost of the program is $5,400. This fee includes lodging, most meals, transportation within Japan and Taiwan as well as seminars, entrance fees, and insurance. This price also includes international airfare from the gateway city (TBD) to Japan, Japan to Taiwan, and Taiwan back to the US gateway city. 


Financial Aid:

All students are eligible to apply for an OIS ICA scholarship, which is also due November 6, 2017. The scholarship can be found online at If you are a Pell Grant recipient and US citizen studying abroad in one country for at least 3 weeks (21 days), you are eligible to apply for the Gilman scholarship where you can be awarded up to $3,000 in aid for your study abroad. Please contact Jennifer White at OIS during her walk-in office hours (Mon.-Thu. 2:30-4pm) in order for her to help you submit the best possible application by the October 3, 2017 deadline for early summer 2018 notification or by March 6, 2018 for regular summer notification. 


Passport and Visa Information

Students are required to have passports for all Goucher programs. Failure to have a passport will prohibit participation in the program.
Estimated Passport Processing Time:
Routine Service: approximately 6-8 weeks from the time of application, including mailing time
Expedited Service: approximately 2-3 weeks from the time of application, including mailing time
Please do not wait until the last minute to submit your passport application! Save yourself the stress, time, and $60+ extra costs in expediting it by applying early at:


This program is currently not accepting applications.