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Campus Life January 15

Travel abroad to Japan in May!

There’s still time to sign up for SSCI 1798: Japanese Anthropology – and study abroad for 11 days in Japan!  The course is being offered during the second 8 weeks of Spring Semester, and the travel abroad opportunity is from May 10-20.


The trip will introduce you to the culture and diversity of Japan, a land where the ancient and cutting edge coexist. Japan offers an excellent opportunity to study different aspects of culture (history, economics, religion, politics, art and architecture, group dynamics, etc.) from an anthropological perspective. This tour starts upon arrival in Osaka. The group will first work its way south to Hiroshima, and then back north to Kyoto, Hakone, and finally, Kamakura and Tokyo.

A few of the highlights of the trip include excursions to the Great Buddha of Kamakura, ancient imperial palaces and medieval castles, the Golden Pavilion, Meiji and Miyajima Shrines, and the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and Museum; traveling on an air-conditioned, movie- and karaoke-equipped tour bus, the preferred method of sightseeing in Japan; two trips on the superfast Shinkansen (bullet train); a cruise on beautiful Lake Hakone and a cable car ride up Mt. Komagatake to glimpse Mt. Fuji; and even a chance to soak in a hot spring!

The cost for the trip is $4,630 (add $270 for adults over 30), and includes airfare, lodging, breakfast and dinner daily, in-country transportation, site admission fees, and tips. The fee does not include tuition, textbooks, a passport (required), or excess baggage fees. If you would like more information about the class Japanese Anthropology, or the trip, contact Dr. Erica Swarts.

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You can now earn a new type of recognition by attending an Advising Services’ BLUEprint Success Workshops.  Not only will you get extra help on student success topics for FREE, but you will also earn a non-credit notation on your student record after completing a workshop.  You can also request a Certificate of Completion for your own portfolio. These items can be very helpful when you apply for transfer to a four-year university, or apply to a graduate program!

You are encouraged to attend at least one new workshop each semester.  Workshops cover a variety of topics such as library services, money and time management, transfer planning, student services, test anxiety, degree audits, and much more. 

This Spring Semester, BLUEprint has unveiled ten new workshop topics focused on goal setting, returning adult students, “apps” for college success, the Honors Program, selecting a lifestyle/major, reading comprehension, critical thinking and communication, healthcare careers, and more!  In addition, BLUEprint will continue to partner with the Ohio State Preferred Pathway Program to offer new workshop topics presented by OSU faculty and staff.  Visit the BLUEprint page online for a detailed schedule or workshops.  

Don’t have time to attend a full BLUEprint workshop?  Stop by the new Table-Top Info Stops on Fridays from 10:00 a.m. to noon, outside of Aquinas Hall Room 116. You can pick up tips and information on subjects such as time management or running a degree audit. You can find the schedule of subjects on the BLUEprint page as well.

Whether you are a new student, a returning student, or close to graduating, BLUEprint Success Workshops have something to offer for everyone. BLUEprint is here to help you lay the plans for your success! 




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