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"I’m so glad I was able to come to Kobe, Japan. I’ve been able to make so many new friends and experience so many new things that I would have never had the chance to do if I had just stayed in the U.S. On top of that, I’ve been able to improve my Japanese, and see my friends who studied abroad at SMU over the years. It truly has been a wonderful experience!" –Jesse

For more information contact:
Study abroad office
Phone: 360-438-4521
Email: SMU Study Abroad

Office of International Programs
and Development

5000 Abbey Way SE
Old Main Room 430
Lacey, WA 98503
Phone: 360-438-4504
Fax: 360-438-4359
Hours: M-F, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. PST

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Japan Cultural Exchange Tour

Represent Saint Martin's University in Japan

The Japan Cultural Exchange Tour (JCET) is a tradition at Saint Martin's University. Each year, five selected students are led by selected SMU faculty/staff to go to Japan for approximately two weeks in May. Participants visit three sister schools: Mukogawa Women's University in Nishinomiya (near Kobe), Okazaki Women's University and Junior College in Okazaki (near Nagoya), and Reitaku University in Chiba (near Tokyo). Participants will stay with two different host families and hotel accommodations are provided in Tokyo. This is an incredible opportunity to experience Japanese home life, meet other students and enjoy the sights and culture of Japan.

Thanks to the generous assistance of scholarships provided by the Office of International Programs and ASSMU, students need only to pay $1,800 and bring their own spending money.

Applications are accepted each fall. The trip takes place in May, following the end of final exams. Take advantage of this great opportunity!