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  • Locations: Niigata, Japan; Sado Island, Japan; Tokyo, Japan
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: SU applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Program Description:
Japan Music
Photo Credit: Naomi Niskala
About A Window to Japan:

A Window to Japan takes a small group of 8 students on an intensive chamber music exchange program with students and faculty at Niigata University.  During our 10-day residency there you will rehearse and coach chamber music, perform at several elementary and middle schools, and at the end of the residency, perform a concert at the university.  After the residency another 8 days are spent exploring rural and historic Sado Island, located in the Japan Sea, and Tokyo and Nikko.  This program is open to Music Majors only, by auditions.
  • Prerequisites: auditions with the program directors
  • Financial Aid: Need-based financial aid may be available
  • Program Directors: Naomi Niskala, D.M.A., Assistant Professor of Music, and Jeffrey Fahnestock, Adjunct Music Faculty 
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Student Quotes:
  • [The best part was] being able to form lasting relationships with Japanese university students. -- Student on 2015 program
  • It is a perfect opportunity for those music students who wish to see cross-cultural music performance opportunities. -- Student on 2015 program
  • It is a life-changing experience and one that I will never forget. It is rewarding and humbling. -- Student on 2015 program
About GO Short:

Through intentional programming, students make the most of their short-term study abroad on GO Short programs. You will study away with Susquehanna faculty/staff leading a small group of Susquehanna classmates, all of whom have participated in the program’s preparation (i.e. GO P
rep) course in the semester prior to departure. After an intensive, active program, there is a reflection course for the program to optimize your cross-cultural learning. As these programs run during winter or summer breaks and are 2-6 weeks, they are great opportunities for students to study away without committing to a full semester.

Window to Japan group site see
window to japan choir
Photo Credits: Naomi Niskala

Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.