Study Abroad: Japan

Japan: Introduction to General Linguistics

May 12–June 1, 2024

Please note: CLC is no longer accepting applications for this study abroad program. New trips for the 2024-2025 school year will be announced this summer!

Immerse yourself in Japanese cultural traditions by visiting one of the oldest hot spring spas, medieval castles and historical temples; while surrounding yourself with exquisite landscapes—all in unforgettable Japan. CLC students, together with students from Joliet Junior College, will have the opportunity to study at Ehime University, located in picturesque Matsuyamathe capital city of Ehime Prefecture on the Shikoku island of Japan. Following two weeks in Matsuyama, students will conclude their study abroad program with travels to Kyoto and Tokyo.

  • ENG 127 – Introduction to General Linguistics (3 credit hours)

This program focuses on exploring the local culture, cuisine and language. It includes visiting Matsuyama, Hiroshima, the Sagano Bamboo Forest in Kyoto, temples and shrines, and Tokyo.

Information sessions



Cost: $4,100*

*Trip cost subject to change due to unanticipated changes in currency exchange rate, airline and accommodation variations.

Cost includes:

  • round-trip airfare
  • double-occupancy housing (additional cost for single occupancy)
  • most meals
  • in-country transportation
  • cultural excursions/activities (as arranged for this program)
  • trip cancellation insurance

Cost excludes:

  • College of Lake County tuition and fees
  • passport fees
  • incidental/personal expenses
  • optional excursions
  • additional meals
  • travel medicine


Application deadline: November 30, 2023

Apply Online Via the Educational Abroad Portal

Withdrawal information: Your deposit and other fees are refundable if you withdraw from the program no later than December 8, 2023. Withdrawals must be made in writing and submitted to

Scholarship information

Study abroad scholarships are available through the Department of Global Engagement for eligible participants. To be considered for a scholarship, applicants must have already applied and been accepted to the study abroad program.

Scholarship deadline: Sunday, January 27, 2024

View CLC Study Abroad Scholarship information

Travel questions?

Faculty Leader

Jill Bruellman

Instructor, ELI/TESOL/TESL
(847) 543-2546

Payment Schedule
PaymentAmountDue Date
First Payment$500 (Deposit)Due at time of application (No later than Nov. 30, 2023)
Second Payment$1,700Jan. 9, 2024
Third Payment $1,100Feb. 13, 2024
Final Payment$800Mar. 1, 2024




"I found my study abroad experience to be a very satisfying one indeed. It has always been my dream of going to Japan, not solely for the typical "anime" factor, but for the traditional, natural and daily-life aspects of it as well, and in the end, I absolutely loved each and every part of the three-week trip like nothing else I have experienced in my life thus far. I am even inclined to say that I cannot express my happiness enough regarding having had the honor of participating on what could be considered truly the trip of a lifetime."

- Jorge, Japan Study Abroad Student 2019

20 Questions Answered: Study Abroad Japan

Join 2015 CLC alumnae, Violeta Ramirez, as she answers questions about her study abroad experience in Japan!