The GREEN Program: Japan - Disaster Mitigation and Nuclear to Renewable Transitions

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The GREEN Japan Program explores the origins of the historic nuclear disaster of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant and the recent developments of  renewable energy production. Courses are taught by the National Institute of Technology, ... read more

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OVERALL RATING 4.9
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September 13, 2019 Tgp: Japan
I learned so much in the 10 days of the program. It was definitely worth all the effort I made into saving up for this trip. - University of Louisville View Entire Review
I gained insight about nuclear energy, the damage that was done during the Fukushima incident, and the efforts that have been made to clean-up the remains from the incident. I also gained an appreciation for Japanese culture and their lifestyle. This program was absolutely worthwhile and I would strongly recommend this program. - McMaster University View Entire Review
I gained a new perspective of The World, Japan, and especially Fukushima. I learned how working together with a common goal in mind can unite people across the globe for a good cause. - Montana State University - Bozeman View Entire Review
February 02, 2018 Life Changing!
I gained not only an entirely new perspective but also ideas, habits, and concepts that I continue to incorporate into my everyday and professional life. - Fordham University View Entire Review
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Japan is a place that I had always wanted to go to, but always seemed out of reach, due to its distance from the Bahamas and the US. When I saw this program was being offered, I couldn't help but sign up, as it represented the culmination of my academic and personal goals and desires. Japan is the wonderful country I always thou... - North Carolina State University / NC State View Entire Review
I have always been quiet and timid, but when you're dropped into a foreign country with 12 strangers you might find yourself opening up a little bit! I learned to open up and socialize a lot better. At the end of the trip I was still relatively quiet, but I gained some friendships that I will hold onto forever. Also, the Jap... - University of North Texas View Entire Review
I learned how difficult but beneficial it is to implement renewable energy technologies into a country. I also learned that collaboration with fellow classmates is essential to being successful and accomplishing tasks. - Pennsylvania State University - University Park / Penn State View Entire Review

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The GREEN Japan Program explores the origins of the historic nuclear disaster of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant and the recent developments of  renewable energy production. Courses are taught by the National Institute of
Technology, Fukushima College and participants gain exclusive access and
tours to the leading energy facilities such as the Japan Atomic Energy Agency, the decommissioned Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, and the Fukushima Renewable Energy Institute. The cultural and adventure aspects
of our program include events such as a traditional Japanese tea
ceremony, a trip to Snow Monkey Park, and a traditional Japanese archery
experience!


Fukushima, Japan was hit by Tōhoku's 9.0 magnitude earthquake in addition to a massive tsunami with waves more than 10 meters high. As a result, the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant led to three nuclear meltdowns, hydrogen-air chemical explosions, and the release of radioactive material. Leaving more than 160,000 refugees displace from their homes, the effects of Fukushima Daiichi sent waves of concern across the international nuclear industry. Classified as a Level 7 event by the International Nuclear Event Scale, this event was home to one of the world’s largest nuclear disasters. Nearly three years after the accident, the province of Fukushima has pledged to be sourced by 100% renewable sources by 2040. Today, Fukushima is making strides toward accomplishing this renewable future through solar and off-shore wind initiatives. With a government that remains pro-nuclear, Fukushima's Climate and Energy Department of the World Future Council hopes to set an example for other regions in Japan to follow. Join The GREEN Program as we explore origins of this historic nuclear disaster and discover Fukushima’s newest frontiers as they take on a renewable energy future.





Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Gap Year
Research
Program Length(s):
  • Summer
  • Maymester
  • Spring Break
  • Short Term
Instruction Language(s):
  • English
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • Public Policy Analysis
  • Nuclear Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Japanese Studies
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Industrial Engineering
  • General Engineering
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmentall Engineering
  • Entrepreneurial and Small Business
  • Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Business
  • Aerospace, Aeronautical Engineering
  • Environmental Studies
  • Sustainability Studies
Minimum GPA:
0.0
Year Founded:
2017
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