“Super-Short-Term” Study Abroad in Japan: A Dramatic Increase

Yukiko Shimmi, Hiroshi Ota


In recent years, there has been a dramatic increase of Japanese students participating in “super-short-term” study-abroad programs, lasting from one week up to one month. This reflects a growing global trend among college students, especially in developed countries. This article discusses the background of this trend in Japan as well as emerging challenges.


Japan; student mobility; short term study abroad

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.6017/ihe.2018.0.10559



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