Locations: Tokyo, Sendai, & Kesennuma, Japan
Travel Dates: March 12-19, 2016 (plus 4 weeks of online coursework)
Program Fee (does not include airfare or most meals): $1,985
Who can apply: All UMD students (all years, all majors)
In March 2016—five years after Japan’s March 11, 2011 earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear disaster and 21 years after the March 20, 1995 Tokyo subway sarin gas attacks—University of Maryland students will travel to Japan to better understand the field of disaster risk reduction management (DRRM) and disaster recovery.This short-term study abroad program considers the relationship between disasters, political reform, and social reform, and provides students with the cross-cultural tools and knowledge to make sense of why and how major disasters—natural and man-made—affect societies long after the initial damage is done.