• Japan
Short Term, Spring, Spring Break, Summer
Subject Areas
Architecture Art History Asian American Studies Asian Studies Biochemistry Business Chemistry Communications Computer Science Conflict Studies Conservation and Preservation Cultural Studies Earth Sciences Ecology Education Engineering Environmental Studies Geography Graduate Studies International Business International Relations Landscape Architecture Life Sciences Marketing Media Relations Natural Sciences Peace Studies Political Science Public Policy Sustainable Development Tourism +21

Program Details

Program Type
Degree Level
Associates Bachelors Masters


Starting Price
Price Details
-All breakfasts, lunches, dinners with local cuisine (We accommodate vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free dietary preferences/restrictions).
-All in-country accommodations and transportation
- All adventure excursions
- All accommodations
- All meals
- Lectures, academic credit
- Exclusive facility access to Japan's nuclear and renewable energy industry

Not Included:
-Flight, travel insurance, and discretionary spending not included in the program fee.
What's Included
Accommodation Activities Classes Meals Transportation Wifi
What's Not Included
Airfare Travel Insurance Visa
Apr 27, 2021
Sep 15, 2019
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About Program

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 the origins of this historic nuclear disaster and discover Fukushima’s newest frontiers as they take on a renewable energy future.

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Program Highlights

  • Gain exclusive access and lectures from Fukushima's Renewable Energy Agency
  • Tour Japan's Atomic Energy Agency and discuss steps towards decommissioning
  • Gain first-hand tour access to the Fukushima Daiichi or Daiini Nuclear Power plants
  • Explore Japan's unique culture through the cherry blossom season, tea ceremony, calligraphy, and more
  • Adventure to the Japanese Alps and explore Japan's beautiful nature

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Yes, I recommend this program

My Life's Dream Came True!

I have been speaking Japanese for 10 years now and when I decided to study nuclear engineering, my life's goal has been to work for TEPCO to help clean up the 2011 disaster. So for the past 8 years, I have been dreaming of visiting Fukushima, especially the Daiichi/Daini power plants. This trip fell into my lap about 5/6 weeks before it was supposed to happen and I applied. I was immediately accepted and started crying because my dreams were about to become a reality.

Fast forward to the trip: it was so much better than I had imagined. The cultural activities were almost like participating in a homestay, for most of the trip we stayed in traditional hotels and inns (my second favorite part of the trip). The sustainable events were incredible, especially seeing all of the amazing work being done on improving renewable energies, the testing facility for the clean up robots in Daiichi (JAEA), and the radiation coursework at Fukushima Tech. There are so many awesome things to do on this program and the minute I came back to UMich, I told everyone in my class about it.

What would you improve about this program?
I love how this program fit perfectly into my spring break, but I honestly would have loved to make it longer!
29 people found this review helpful.
Response from The GREEN Program

Yes Mackenzie - this review is awesome! We are so glad that you chose TGP and that you've become such an influential GREEN Ambassador. It's amazing to hear that you enjoyed all the accommodations, excursions, facility tours, and our model of education. We definitely would love to have you back on another program soon!

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TGP Japan Program Review

I honestly can't put into words how amazing this study abroad was. From learning about the 2011 disaster to being able to see the recovery efforts that the local communities have made first hand, this was an experience of a lifetime. Our group met so many amazing people working on all the different sides of Fukushima's recovery; including those at JAEA, the professors at the Fukushima College, and the locals working to improve the state of their communities. We were able to take a bus tour of the exclusion zone, see the clean-up efforts to collect contaminated top-soil, and we even got a tour of the Daini Nuclear Power-plant. I highly recommend this program to anyone wanting to go abroad, regardless of background or major. TGP truly offers a life-changing experience with their Japan program.

What would you improve about this program?
Absolutely nothing. This was the best experience I've ever had.
32 people found this review helpful.
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Green Program: Japan

An absolutely life changing experience where you get to visit and truly immerse yourself within a community that was devastated by a natural disaster. The curation of the coursework, capstone development, and hands-on interaction and learning truly made the experience one to remember.

It was especially insightful to see the metamorphosis of the Fukushima energy profile as we went to visit FREA and JAEA. At JAEA, seeing the integration of advance technology in the realm of disaster mitigation was encouraging and an eye opening experience. At FREA, seeing the commitment of all the scientists to 100% renewable Fukushima was evident and profoundly inspirational.

What would you improve about this program?
Potentially better events and site visits. There were some awesome ones like Daiichi, FREA, and JAEA but there were some visits or events that were burdensome and failed to relate entirely to the crux of the trip.
25 people found this review helpful.
Response from The GREEN Program

Hi Kevin - thank you so much for your feedback. We are always doing our best to grow and refine the program, and your feedback is extremely helpful. We're so glad you enjoyed your Japan program, and we hope you'll travel with us again in the future!

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Happy Island -Fukushima

Trying to describe the Green Program's education program in Japan is hard to do. You experience Japan from a personal one on one perspective with the locals. You learn about the culture first hand. There is no other way to learn about the resilience of the people of Japan and Fukushima than on the ground talking with them. I was able to see where the disaster occurred and was able to attempt to understand the disaster. The kindness and respect given is unlike any other place on Earth.

24 people found this review helpful.
Response from The GREEN Program

Hi Jacob - thanks for leaving a review for the program! We are so glad you had such a positive experience, and we hope you'll join us again soon!

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