Study in Japan

Japan field school
Students visited Great Buddha Hall at Todaiji in Nara as part of the field school.

** Update (May 2020): Following guidelines set forth by the Government of Canada and BC's provincial health officer, the university has placed a temporary hold on outbound global mobility programs. For more information, visit www.uvic.ca/covid-19/travel/index.php **

The Department of Pacific and Asian Studies offers two field schools in Japan.

The first is a three-unit course on the theme of Empire; two weeks of lectures will proceed 10 days in Osaka, Japan, with excursions to Nara, Kyoto, and Hiroshima. The course will follow the origins, development, consequences, and continuing influences of the Japanese empire, from the earliest times to the present day. No knowledge of Japan or the Japanese language is required.

The second is a three-unit, intensive, language-immersion program in Kinosaki, Japan; students must have at least a lower-intermediate level of Japanese language ability.

Visit the Pacific and Asian Studies website or contact  for more information.