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Niigata, Japan

Montserrat’s program in Niigata, Japan is a four-week intensive comprised of two courses (two elective studio courses selected from a short list of options), demonstrations and workshops in traditional Japanese art forms, and extensive travel to traditional and popular cultural sites. The program is based at Niigata College of Art & Design, on the northwest coast of Japan’s Niigata prefecture. The trip includes visits to historically significant Japanese temples and gardens, as well as to museums dedicated to contemporary 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 weekend excursions to the cities of Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto and Nara.

Housing is provided nearby the College.

Dates: May 23 – June 17 (Tentative)
Program cost (including airfare, housing, and course credits): $6,400
Credits: 6

Application Deadline: December 17th, 2021

Notifications of acceptance will be sent by Tuesday, January 4, 2022. You MUST submit proof of a current passport with your deposit, due January 14, 2022.

For questions about the program, please contact Len Thomas-Vickory or Jesse Kahn


Tuition includes:

  • 6 college-level credits
  • round-trip airfare from Boston to Japan
  • rail and bus travel
  • off-site group housing
  • some meals
  • course supplies
  • Spring preparatory meetings (required)

Steps to Apply

Complete and submit application to Japan@montserrat.edu by December 17th, 2021 
Submit non-refundable application fee of $200 with application
Complete and send 2 reference forms to academic references
After acceptance, passport form and payment of $1,000 via Paypal link below by Friday, January 14th, 2022
Payment of $2,600 due by February 18th, 2022
Final Payment of $2,600 due by March 21st, 2022

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

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Travel Program – Japan

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Contact us at: Japan@montserrat.edu