ADPR Japan Study Abroad Program

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Osaka Castle in Japan with trees and people in the foreground.



The AdPR Japan Study Abroad and Internship Program permits undergraduate students to travel to a cultural superpower. Students will learn about Japan’s culture, arts, entertainment, history, and politics to develop an understanding of how advertising, public relations, and public affairs are practiced in this vital nation.

The program combines coursework and an optional experiential learning opportunity for students interested in exploring one of the world’s leading cultural, financial and media centers. AdPR Japan students receive credit for an advertising and public relations course complemented by real-world experiences, mentoring, and networking opportunities with communications professionals in Japan. More specifically, the program will enroll students for three credit hours for a three-week Maymester program with the option to add an internship in Japan during the summer through session.

Kyoto, Japan - Traditional buildings with trees in front of the buildings.


Applications open before August of each year. Applications for Summer 2025 are due before midnight, Monday, November 4th, 2024.

Costs & Logistics

The program costs vary from year to year depending on number of students enrolled, exchange rates and logistical changes. The ESTIMATED program fee for Summer 2025 has not been determined at this time and is subject to change from what is advertised to students until all students are accepted and committed to the program. Come back soon for the estimated program fee for 2025.

In addition to the program fee, students are expected to pay 3 hours of In-state tuition and UGA Mandatory Fees through their Athena student accounts after registration. The HOPE and Zell Miller scholarships can be applied towards TUITION only if applicable. **non-UGA transient students may have an additional $250 fee upon registration**

Program fee includes:

  • Lodging in hotels in each City (Osaka, Kyoto, Tokyo)
  • Travel Health Insurance through UGA
  • A welcome dinner, closing dinner, daily breakfast, and misc. lunches.
  • Excursions and educational venues
  • Guest speakers and site visits
  • Transportation to all program related activities
  • A dedicated classroom with WiFi access
  • Sim card for your US cell phone (required to use)

Program fee does not include:

  • 3 hours of in-state tuition and UGA mandatory fees (see UGA’s website for up-to-date tuition rates for 2025).
  • Round-trip airfare to Japan
  • Meals other than breakfast, a welcome and closing dinner, and misc. lunches.
  • Books – if applicable
  • Personal travel

Program Faculty & Staff

Rebekah Seabolt

Global Studies Program Manager

Journalism Bldg, Room 205
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Joseph Watson

Carolyn Caudell Tieger Professor of Public Affairs Communications
Journalism Building, Room 211-C
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