Niigata, Japan

Montserrat’s program in Niigata, Japan is a four-week intensive comprised of two courses (one liberal arts course and one studio course (selected from two options)), demonstrations and workshops in traditional Japanese art forms, and travel to traditional and popular cultural sites. The program is based at Niigata College of Art & Design, on the coast of Japan’s Niigata prefecture. The trip includes visits to Japanese shrines, temples, and gardens, as well as to museums dedicated to Japanese art, Manga, and Anime. Students enrolled in the program take two classes for a total of 6 studio credits. Classes meet Monday – Friday, with some excursions to cities like Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto, and Nara.

Dates: May 19 – June 16, 2024
Program cost: $7,000
Cost includes:
• 6 college-level credits
• Round-trip airfare from Boston to Japan
• In-country rail and bus travel
• Housing
• Some meals
• Course supplies
• Spring preparatory meetings (required)

Application Deadline: December 22nd, 2023

For questions about the program, please contact Michelle Tuttle or Jesse Kahn

Steps to Apply

● Complete and submit application along with non-refundable application fee of $100 (due December 22, 2023)
● Request 2 academic references (due December 22, 2023)
Notification of acceptance will be sent by Friday, January 12, 2024

After Acceptance
● Passport form and payment of $1,200 via Paypal link below by Friday, January 19th, 2024. You MUST submit proof of a current passport with your deposit!
● Payment of $2,850 due by Friday, February 16th, 2024
● Final Payment of $2,850 due by Friday, March 15th, 2024

Pay Online Travel Program – Japan Student Name

Pay by Check
Mail payments to:
Montserrat College of Art
Attn: Student Financial Services
23 Essex St
Beverly, MA 01915

Contact us at: [email protected]