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About Summer Japan

The Summer Japan Seminar is packed with incredible opportunities for both undergraduate and graduate students looking to expand their international business education outside of the traditional classroom. While traveling abroad, students will learn about Japanese culture, history, customs, politics, and international business practices. Most importantly, students will observe how these business practices are different from the United States.

6/21 - 7/3/2023

Tokyo and Kyoto

Program Cost

Application Deadline
April 15

Sample Seminar

Sample Seminar Itinerary

June 21

June 21

• Depart USA

June 22

June 22

• Arrive Tokyo and transfer to hotel
• Welcome Dinner and Program Orientation

June 23

June 23

• Business Visit: U.S. Embassy – Commercial Services Economic Briefing
• Business Visit: Amazon Japan – E-commerce and Cloud Computing

June 24

June 24

• Tokyo Half Day Walking Tour – Meiji Shrine, Harajuku, and Shibuya
• Transfer by Ferry to Odaiba
• Business Visit: Weber Grills Japan with Outdoor BBQ Dinner

June 25

June 25

• Free Day to Explore Tokyo

June 26

June 26

• Business Visit: Nissan Factory Tour – Automobile Manufacturing
• Business Visit: Yamato Transport Chronogate – Logistics and Operations

June 27

June 27

• Transfer to Tokyo Railway Station and Travel by Bullet Train to Kyoto
• Transfer to the Kyoto Hotel
• Higashiyama Walking Tour- Kiyomizu Temple & Yasaka Shrine

June 28

June 28

• Business Visit: Nintendo – Gaming and Innovation
• Business Visit: Rohm Semiconductor – Cutting-edge Technology

June 29

June 29

• Business Visit: Kawasaki Heavy Industries – Rolling Stock Heavy Manufacturing
• Business Visit: Panasonic – Electronics

June 30

June 30

• Travel to Hiroshima by Bullet Train
• Hiroshima Peace Museum – UNESCO World Heritage Site
• Ferry to Miyajima – UNESCO World Heritage Site
• Travel back to Kyoto by Bullet Train

July 1

July 1

• Free Day to Explore Kyoto

July 2

July 2

• Hozugawa River Cruise to Arashiyama
• Bamboo forest, historic bridges, iconic temples and monkey park
• Shabu Shabu Farewell Dinner and Wrap up Session

July 3

July 3

• Depart for USA or Start Independent Travel

Seminar Highlights
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Seminar Highlights


  • Stay in Tokyo and Kyoto and visit Hiroshima.

  • Experience cultural activities, free time to explore, and a variety of outdoor excursions.

  • Participate in city tours to see the most well-known attractions, including the Meiji Shrine, Harajuku, Kiyomizu Temple, and more.

Business Experience

  • Learn from business executives at global companies such as the US Embassy Tokyo, Amazon, Nintendo, Kawasaki, and more.

  • View international business practices in a variety of industries, including finance, marketing, economics, and more.

  • Experience an opportunity to network with global executives, like-minded students, and university professors.


  • Stay in 4-star hotels with front-lobby security.

  • Enjoy pre-departure advising as well as faculty support to ensure you are prepared before and throughout the seminar.

  • IBS organizes all your travel details to allow you to focus on learning from business leaders, building relationships, and enjoying your free time.

What's Inclued
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What's Included

During the program

  • International company seminars

  • Networking opportunities

  • Experienced and dedicated US faculty leaders to provide guidance, insight, and direction

  • 4-star hotel accommodations; shared room with private facilities (single room options may be available at supplemental cost)

  • Sightseeing and unique activities

  • Transportation from location to location

  • Travel and medical/accident insurance

  • Daily breakfast buffet

  • 24-hour emergency support


  • International airfare, arrangements, and airport pickup (optional)

  • Personal advisor to help you with questions, concerns, processes

  • Easy online access to academic reading materials, travel tips, and program itinerary

  • Luggage tags and an allowance for a checked luggage item

After returning home

  • Access to our Alumni & Professional Network

  • Receive an Alumni Scholarship for a future IBS program

  • Gain valuable business experience for your resume and career

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