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GATE Past Trips Japan

Japan is situated in northeastern Asia between the North Pacific and the Sea of Japan. The area of Japan, slightly smaller than California, consists of four major islands surrounded by more than 4,000 smaller islands. Japan offers a wealth and diversity of experiences, from the urban environment of bustling Tokyo to Hiroshima Peace Park and the breathtaking Byodoin Temple near Kyoto.

Here are just a few of the sites that we explored while in Japan:

  • Tokyo National Museum
  • Hiroshima Peace Park and Museum
  • Himeji Castle in Hyogo prefecture
  • Mount Fuji
  • Byodo In Temple
  • Ryoanji Rock Garden

GATE students who began coursework in the fall 2011 traveled to Japan for an extraordinary five-week study abroad experience the summer after their sophomore year in 2013. The GATE students completed two core curriculum courses taught by UT Tyler faculty at a university in Japan, and also explored the culture and beauty that Japan has to offer.

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