Study Abroad

Thematic Course "Global Praxis: UTokyo/ANU Exchange" (A Semester: 2 credits)

Now accepting applications!

Course Theme

The course asks the fundamental questions, "How do we explain the remarkably abrupt changes that sometimes occur in nature and society?" and "What can knowledge of the past tell us about our future?". Much of what we know of the deeper past comes from natural archives of changing cultural landscapes and environment. In Australia and the Asia-Pacific region there is a rich body of evidence for past changes in culture, climate, landscape and biodiversity that is only just beginning to be explored. The evidence for critical transitions that have occurred in nature and society will be discussed and students will see first-hand examples of how environmental change has influenced past and present societies and cultures. The course combines in-class learning, museum visits and fieldtrips to Mt Fuji and the ANU's coastal campus (Kioloa Coastal Campus). The course will provide students with a deeper understanding and the practical skills to engage in current issues that span the sciences and humanities.

Overall course topics

At UTokyo: 8-17 Jan, 2018
  • Interdisciplinary Japanese Studies: Art/film/ literature, Sciences, Heritage and tourism, Sociology and anthropology
  • Helping ANU students learn Japanese
At ANU: 28 Jan (departure) – 11 Feb (arrival), 2018
  • Cultural landscapes and environmental change

Submission of your application for the course

Please fill in the online form, and submit your English language certificate here by October 6.

Accomodation information in Australia

Burgman Hall Accommodation
  • Address: Building 52, Daley Rd. ANU Campus ACTON ACT 2601 Australia
  • Phone: +61 2 6125 6100
  • Facsimile: +61 2 6257 2655
  • E-mail:

Kioloa Coastal Campus Accomodation
  • Phone: +61 2 4457 1118
  • Fax: +61 2 4457 2079
  • Email:
  • Address: 496 Murramarang Road, KIOLOA NSW 2539 Australia

Embassy of Japan in Australia

Embassy of Japan in Australia
112 Empire Circuit, Yarralumla, Canberra A.C.T. 2600, Australia
Tel: (61-2)6273-3244
Fax: (61-2)6273-1848

JASSO Scholarship application

If you are accepted to take the course and wish to receive JASSO scholarship (Japanese nationals ONLY for the JASSO scholarship), fill in your personal and required information when you apply (Course application form).
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How to Calculate Grading Coefficient (in English)

If your grading coefficient is not satisfactory, please provide:
Self recommendation form
(Fill in the form in Japanese. You must submit both the hardcopy (signed) and the excel file to the Globalization Office.)

Submit your transcript and self-recommendation form (if applicable) here:

Deadline: November 9, Thursday

For non-Japanese nationals, please check out information on the website here

Make sure to add your enrolment of the course by the re-enrolment period (Mid October).

Guidance Seminar

  • Date: Thursday, September 26, 2016, 6th period
  • Venue: 21KOMCEE WEST Lecture Hall
  • Target participants: Junior and Senior Division students in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences
*Enquiries: 21KOMCEE West B1F,  Globalization Office (Open Weekdays 10:00~17:00)
In the case that we receive more applications than spots in the program, we will take into account whether or not applicants attended the guidance seminar.

​Presentation slides for the guidance is here.


Schedule from past program

  Site(Stay)Logistics0830-900-1000-1030-1130-1215-1300-1400- 1500-19001900-2100
MonKomaba(Komaba)ANUstudent arrives                      Meetat
Komaba Campus
 ShortorientationShortorientation at Komaba
TueKomaba(Komaba)Orientation,interaction lunchOrientation:Yujin YaguchibreakJapaneselanguageInteractionlunchSession1: (1300-1445) Shibuya/KomabaexcursionGroup/selfblog/study
WedKomaba(Komaba) ReflectionJapaneselanguagebreakSession2: (1030-1215)lunchSession3: (1300-1445) Smallgroups (1)Group/selfblog/study
ThuKomaba(Komaba) ReflectionJapaneselanguagebreakSession4: (1030-1215)lunchSession4: (1300-1445) AsakusaexcursionGroup/selfblog/study
Travelto YamanakaTBAlunchTravelto YamanakaWithlocal reps/smallgroups & researchGroup/selfblog/study
GroupresearchSession5: Mt Fuji areastudies & FieldworklunchFieldtrip and research(small groups (2)) & Intrim presentationpreparationGroup/selfblog/study
Returnfrom YamanakaIntrimpresentation preparationbreakPresentations:Researchoutcome reportlunchPresentations:Researchoutcome reportReturnfrom YamanakaGroup/selfblog/study
MonKomaba(Komaba) ReflectionJapaneselanguagebreakSession6: (1030-1215)lunchSession7: (1300-1445) Smallgroups (3)Group/selfblog/study
TueKomaba(Komaba) ReflectionJapaneselanguagebreakTBAlunchTBASmallgroups (4)Group/selfblog/study
WedKomaba(Komaba) ReflectionJapaneselanguagebreakTBAlunchTBASmallgroups (5)Group/selfblog/study
ThuKomaba(Komaba) ReflectionPresentationpreparation
Fri Leavefor Australia at night (arrv21/1) 
Thesessionswill include lectures related to religious studies,pilgrimage,heritage, art, literature, volcanology, earth science.

  • オーストラリア研修予定
Mon, January30· 11.30amarrivalinto Canberra airport (pickup from airport)
· 12.30-2.00pm:lunchat Ursula Hall plus settle into rooms.
· 2.00-4.00pm:fullorientation and welcome at Ursula Hall and ANU (Prof Simon HaberleandJennah Robichaud). Orientation and safety talk for allstudents in Ursula College commonroom followed by walkingtour of ANU campus.
Tue, January31· 9.30-10.00am:Meetat Hedley Bull Lecture Theatre 3 at 9.30am (15 min walk fromUrsulaHall). Formal welcome to the School (Prof Simon Haberle,JapaneseEmbassy rep, Director/Associate Dean CAP, Japanese Instituterep)
· 10.00-10.30am:Morningtea in HB foyer
· 10.30am-12.30pm:Introductorylecture and practical on the StoryMap approachtolearning outcomes (with Prof Simon Haberle and ANU TeachingAssistants)
· 12.30-2.00pm:Returnto Ursula Hall for lunch.
· 2.00-3.30pm:MeetProf Simon Haberle at Ursula Hall common room at 2.00pm and thenwalk(15 min) to the NationalBotanicGarden (walkingdistance from Ursula Hall) to introducestudents toAustralianflora and an artificiallyconstructed "natural environment".
· Selfstudy and dailyjournal work (~1hr)
Wed, February1· 9.00-10.30am:Lectureat Hedley Bull Theatre 3. Lecture on Understanding CulturalLandscapesand Environmental History (Prof Simon Haberle)
· 10.30-12.00pm:Lectureat Hedley Bull Theatre 3. Lecture on the Prehistory ofAustralia (DrSally Brockwell)
· 1.30-3.30pm:Visit NationalMuseumof Australia(NMA) to look at Australian long-term historyand colonial pastrepresented in the Museum displays. Bring a packedlunch from UrsulaHall
· Selfstudy and dailyjournal work (~1hr)
Thu, February2· 9.00am-3.00pm:Leavefrom Ursula Hall at 9.00am. Visit to TidbinbillaNature Reserve(1 hr drive, to see kangaroos, emus andkoalas) with free time inCanberra city. Bring a packed lunch from Ursula
· Selfstudy and dailyjournal work (~1hr)
· 5.30pm-7.30pm:combineddinner at Ursula Hall for UTokyo and ANU students and staff
Fri, February3· 9.00am-3.30pm:Leavefrom Ursula Hall at 9.00am. Visit the NationalGallery of Australia(shortdrive) to view art workrepresentative of indigenous culture and earlyEuropean settlement ofAustralia (led by Wally Caruana and Dr MarkDyson). Invited talks to begiven on perception of nature and landscapein Australia. Bring a packedlunch from Ursula Hall.
· Selfstudy and dailyjournal work (~1hr) plus online quiz (1/2 hour)
Sat, February4· 9.00am-3.30pm:Leavefrom Canberra at 9.00am. Drive to NamadgiNationalPark (1.5hr) to visit ancient aboriginal rock art site(40 min walk) with localAboriginal Traditional Owners and Aboriginalarchaeologist DaveJohnston. Bring a packed lunch from Ursula Hall.
· Learn Howtoplay cricketat Namadgi National Park
· Selfstudy and dailyjournal work (~1hr)
Sun, February5· 9.00am-:LeaveUrsula Hall and travel down to ANUKioloa Coastal CampusBraidwood (early European settlementtown) (3hr drive). Lunch atBatemans Bay (Traditional fish and chips tobe purchased individually~AUD$15). Arrive at ANU Kioloa Coastal Campusaround 1.30pm.
Mon, February6· 9.00am-1.30pm:Visitlocal coastal wetland and prehistoric shell middens along thecoast(coastal environmental change, aboriginal occupation historyandsustainable living strategies in the past).
· Begin creating group StoryMaps around aselected themecompiled from group experiences during the course
Tue, February7· 9.00am-12.30pm:Continuecreating StoryMapsaround a selected theme compiled from group experiencesduring thecourse
· Grouppresentations ofStory Maps
Wed, February8· 9.00am-1.30pm: Returnto Canberra via Lake George. Free afternoon.
Thu, February9· 9.00am-12.30pm:Meetat Hedley Bull Lecture Theatre 3 at 9.00am. Lectures on prehistoryandenvironmental change at ANU from guest lectures Ass Prof GeoffClarkeand Ass Prof Simon Avenell. Lunch at Ursula Hall.
· Finalonline multiplechoice quiz (~1hr)
Fri, February10·Airportand farewell students.

Major Cost Estimate (as per 09/26, may be subject to change)

In Japan
Accommodation Fees:
​Olympic center: 7,200 or 14,400 yen
Yamanaka ryo: 4,000 yen
Miscellaneous costs (Meals at Yamanaka Lodge, other Meals during field trip,  Museum entrance fees)
= approx. 10,000 yen

​In Australia:
Burgmann Hall Accommodation fees + meals: Approx. 80,000 yen
Flight fare + ETAS fee:   182,870 yen
Travel abroad Insurance (required)= 10,000yen (A travel insurance with a credit card is not accepted)

Globalization Office グローバリゼーションオフィス


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