VIU Faculty of Management Field School to Japan 2024

Tentative Dates: May 6 to 27, 2024

Program Overview

Explore Tokyo, Kobe, Osaka, Nara, Kyoto, Hiroshima and Kitakyushu while learning about Japanese culture, meeting entrepreneurs in Japanese business and sharing learning with Kansai University students.  9 upper-level credits include understanding business in Japan from a perspective of market entry, creating a strategic and financial business plan and understanding the perspective of sustainability through the UN Sustainability Development Goals.

Join us in exploring Japanese culture, entrepreneurship and sustainability!

VIu Faculty of Management 2024 Japan Field School Promotional Flyer

Find out more information in the 2024 Japan Field School Flyer.

Information Sessions

Thursday, November 9th 4-5pm B250 R210

Tues, November 14th (ZOOM) Meeting ID 618 1132 9623 PW: 325521

Thursday, November 16th (ZOOM) Meeting ID 640 3809 6816 PW: 222243

Tuesday, November 21st 4-5pm B250 R210

Application Procedure

Deadline to Apply: November 30, 2023

Interested students should contact Laurie Dean at

VIU International and domestic students in good standing. Students from other institutions may be considered.

Field School Fees Include:

  • Shared accommodation
  • Train travel in Japan
  • Program activity costs including tours, events, university visit, guest presentations

Expenses Not Included:

  • Tuition
  • Return airfare to and from the field school
  • Passport/Visa expenses
  • Most meals
  • Guard.Me travel medical insurance
  • Vaccinations, if required
  • Miscellaneous entry fees
  • Personal expenses

Payment Schedule

Deposit*$500December 13, 2023
Payment 1$1,000February 15, 2024
Payment 2/Final Payment$700 - $1,000April 4, 2024

*Non-refundable deposit required to secure your seat in the program

All payments must be made by the student record. Credit cards are NOT accepted.

Please review the VIU Education Abroad Cancellation, Withdrawal and Refund Policy.

Passports: All participants must have a valid passport good for six months after your return. Applications for Canadian passports are available at Canada Post offices. Students must be able to legally travel outside of Canada.

International students going abroad must make sure their TRV and Study Permits are up-to-date and won't expire while they are abroad.

Visas: Students will be responsible for applying for and securing their own visas (where appropriate). Canadian citizens will not normally require a visa.

Laurie Dean

Paul Cleaver

Michael MacColl

Education Abroad

Building 255, 2nd Floor
Phone: (250) 753-3245 local 2494