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Program will not be offered in 2010; interested students should return to this site for information.

  • Cultural and historical center of Japan
  • Centrally located; close to Kyoto, Nara, Kobe
  • Home to the Japan Institute of Photography and Film
  • To be determined
Program Organization
  • Summer Program
  • Classes conducted in partnership with the Japan Institute of Photography and Film
  • Program Director: Arthur Liou, IU Professor of Digital Art
  • 10-16 IU students
Academic Program
  • 6 IU credits in "Photography and Video in Japan: Exploring the Past and Present" (FINA-S 491, FINA-D 417, or FINA-U 539); See syllabus.
  • Supplemental instruction on Japanese language and culture
  • Excursions to historical and cultural sites in Kyoto, Nara, Hiroshima, and Tokyo

You may apply if you

  • are an undergraduate or graduate student at Indiana University who is making normal academic progress,
  • are in at least your second full-time semester of college,
  • have approximately a 3.0 cumulative GPA, and
  • have taken FINA-S 291: Fundamentals of Photography, or FINA-D 317: Video Art, or approved equivalent with permission of instructor

Applicants must submit ten original photographic works OR three videos. Each piece should be clearly labeled with title, year, semester, and class during which the work is produced. Works can be submitted as original prints or JPG files on CD-ROM, or video DVDs. Submit one letter from a faculty member who is familiar with your plan to participate in the Overseas Program and its overall contribution to your academic objectives.

Complete eligibility criteria and selection criteria are outlined within the Academic Policies and Procedures of the Office of Overseas Study. Selection is based on maturity, seriousness of purpose, and appropriateness of match between program and applicant. Students on disciplinary probation during the program period are not eligible.

Financial Aid
How to Apply for this Program

Application Deadline

  • To Be Determined

IU committee screens applications.

Notification of application status sent electronically within 4 weeks of application deadline.

Estimated Costs

Summer 2009

  • Fee paid to IU (tuition, housing, one meal daily, excursions, health insurance)
    • Indiana resident: $7,541 $5,978
    • Non-resident: $7,841 $6,278
  • Graduate students, please inquire.
  • Additional meals: $800
  • International airfare: $1,400
  • See IU Fee Sheet for additional cost and payment details.

Program costs for Indiana University students have been reduced through a grant from the Edward L. Hutton Foundation.

Initial prepayment of $500 due upon acceptance.