Ōgaki International educational exchange opportunity with Ogaki Women’s College Ogaki city, Gifu Japan Population: 161,000 30.79 sq. mi.
Overview Opportunity for COM Students • COM students to Japan • Non-credit in May- June • Visit cultural sites • Study at Ogaki Women’s College for two weeks
Ogaki Women’s College Ogaki Women’s College Est. 1969 Private two year college Their official website: http://www.ogaki-tandai.ac.jp/
Ogaki Women’s College Programs offered • Dept. of Design Arts • Manga/Anime • Comic Illustration • Animation/Web Design • Fine Arts • Dept. of Music • Piano/ Organ • Wind Ensemble • Instrument Repair • Music Therapy Dental Hygiene Early Childhood Development Nursing program just started in April 2013
Ogaki Women’s College Highlights • Dept. of Design Arts: Manga/Anime course • One of the most respected college for their Manga/Anime program in Japan and in the world. First college to establish the Manga/Anime course as accredited two years degree. • They have accepted students from France to learn the most advanced skills and techniques. • This course has been there for 16 years. They have produced over 20 well known and successful working manga artists. • Students take an annual field trip to several publishers in Tokyo to have their manga/anime works to be critiqued. Some students receive the opportunity to debut as a working manga/anime artist.
Summer 2014 Itinerary Plan** subject to change May 28- June 14, 2014 Detailed class schedules TBA: Some days classes meet only half day. In that case mini field trips to nearby sites (such as Ogaki Castle, shrines, museums) will be planned.
Planned Cultural Visit Sites 東京 Tokyo 浅草観音寺 AsakusaKannonTemple 秋葉原 Akihabara Capital of Anime movement 東京タワー Tokyo Tower
Planned Cultural Visit Sites Tokyo-continued 三鷹の森ジブリ美術館 Ghiburi Museum, Mitaka -World of HayaoMiyazaki, the most respected anime artist 明治神宮 Meiji Shinto Shrine 原宿 Harajuku
Planned Cultural Visit Sites 京都 Kyoto 金閣寺 Golden Pavilion 清水寺 Kiyomizu Temple 二条城 NijyoCastle
Transportation 新幹線 Bullet trains Fly into Tokyo Take Bullet Train Tokyo- Nagoya, then local train to Ogaki Local Train