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Yamaguchi, Japan

The Centre-in-Japan program is housed at Yamaguchi Prefectural University, a small university in the Western ancient capital of the Ouchi culture. In this city of temples and pagodas is the famous 1442 Rurikoji temple. Nearby are the restorative baths of the ancient Yuda Hot Springs.

The program begins mid September and runs through the 3rd week of January (dates may change slightly) . Students fly back in time for a brief rest before the start of Centre's spring term.

Akita, Japan 

“Akita (秋田県, Akita-ken) is a large prefecture at the Sea of Japan coast in the northern Tohoku Region. Prefectural capital is Akita City. Among Akita's main attractions are its natural beauty of mountains and the sea, hot springs and the town of Kakunodate, which preserves one of Japan's most interesting samurai districts” (

This is a new Centre study abroad program. Be the first to tell stories about the magical winters and hot springs of Akita and take #milton with you!

More information available on under the Academic -> Study Abroad directory.

Students will generally begin their experience in Akita during early September and their course work will end early December.