SBCC: Communications and Film Studies Program in Japan

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Students will learn the concepts and principles of Interpersonal Communication as they experience the "old" and "new" Japan by visiting key architectural and cultural sites, such as Tokyo, Kyoto, and Hiroshima.  Students will gain an appreciation ... read more

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Students will learn the concepts and principles of Interpersonal Communication as they experience the "old" and "new" Japan by visiting key architectural and cultural sites, such as Tokyo, Kyoto, and Hiroshima.  Students will gain an appreciation of the historical, cultural, and linguistic diversity of the country, and will learn how Japanese people view their society and identity. In addition, students will understand the significance of Japan's relationship with the United States.  This program will offer a valuable experience for students to gain an understanding of effective communication in a global society.

Additionally, students will study the work of classical and contemporary Japanese directors and how their work has advanced the international art of cinema. The Film Studies course will analyze landmark films by celebrated Japanese directors in terms of theme, structure and cinematic technique. Emphasis will be placed on the role of the “auteur” director. Japanese directorial contributions to specific genres such as sci-fi, martial arts, and horror will be explored.

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Study Abroad
Program Length(s):
  • Summer
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Santa Barbara City College Scholarships

SBCC offers several scholarships for studying abroad on one of the SBCC Study Abroad programs offered every semester. To apply for the scholarships, you have to be enrolled at SBCC and apply during the appropriate application time frame for the chosen study abroad program. Additional requirements may apply. Scholarship awards are between $800 and $2,500 and a student may be selected for more than one scholarship. When completing the application, make sure you check YES for wanting to study abroad to open the section for Study Abroad Scholarships.

$800 - $2,500

Deadlines:
Summer 2019 / Fall 2019 January 1st, 2019 to May 1st, 2019 Winter 2020 / Spring 2020 July 1st, 2019 to October 1st, 2019

Guidelines/Requirements:
Unless otherwise stated in individual scholarship descriptions, applicants must be full-time students, carrying twelve (12) or more units each semester/term of the award period. *To be eligible for the SBCC Study Abroad Scholarships students do not have to be accepted into the program, but program applications need to be on file with the Study Abroad Office to be considered for the scholarship awards.

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