Cultural exchange program applications
Study abroad brochure
"I’m so glad I was able to come to Kobe, Japan. I’ve been able to make so
many new friends and experience so many new things that I would have never had
the chance to do if I had just stayed in the U.S. On top of that, I’ve been able
to improve my Japanese, and see my friends who studied abroad at SMU over the
years. It truly has been a wonderful experience!" –Jesse
For more information contact:
Study abroad office
Email: SMU Study Abroad
Office of International Programs
5000 Abbey Way SE
Old Main Room 430
Lacey, WA 98503
Hours: M-F, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. PST
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Japan Cultural Exchange Tour
Represent Saint Martin's University in Japan
The Japan Cultural Exchange Tour (JCET) is a tradition at Saint Martin's
University. Each year, five selected students are led by selected SMU
faculty/staff to go to Japan for approximately two weeks in May.
Participants visit three sister schools: Mukogawa Women's University in
Nishinomiya (near Kobe), Okazaki Women's University and Junior College in
Okazaki (near Nagoya), and Reitaku University in Chiba (near Tokyo).
Participants will stay with two different host families and hotel
accommodations are provided in Tokyo. This is an incredible opportunity to
experience Japanese home life, meet other students and enjoy the sights and
culture of Japan.
Thanks to the generous assistance of scholarships provided by the Office of
International Programs and
ASSMU, students need only to pay $1,800 and bring their own spending
Applications are accepted each fall. The trip takes place in May, following
the end of final exams. Take advantage of this great opportunity!