Summer Field Trip in China & Japan
University of Wisconsin-Platteville
Department of Geography



Miyajima Torii Suzhou Canal

3 Week 3 Credit Trip

15 May to 7 June 2018

11 Day Tour - Tokyo to Kyushu
followed by
11 Day Tour - Shanghai to Beijing
Geography Field Trips & Classes

*dates may change by 1 or 2 days


     Japan and China are two of the most influential nations in the world today, with cultures, landscapes, and history very different from our own. This summer program provides a wonderful opportunity for you to gain knowledge and insights that will aid you in your professional development as well as learn about cultures very different from those of the West.


     The Summer Field Trip is built around the examination of the physical and cultural geographies of Japan & China.  The trip is designed to cover various regions of the core area of Japan, from Tokyo to Fukuoka, examining physical and cultural differences and likenesses among outer regions and such well-known areas as Tokyo.  It will then jump the sea to examine the culture and landscape in the core of Eastern China, beginning in Shanghai.  The field seminar provides a unique opportunity for students to conduct field studies and research on a variety of critical issues facing Japan's and China's environment, culture and economy. 

Prior Chinese or Japanese language study is not necessary.

This course may be used to fulfill the general education requirement in international education. If taken for less than 3 credits, other credits from other courses must be used to obtain the 3 credit total.

E.A. site

Program Instructors:
     Dong Isbister, UWP Geography, Ethnic Studies Departments
     Todd Stradford, UWP Geography Department

     The program includes airfare, hotel accommodations, domestic transportation and field trip costs. For more details, explore the links on the left.



Dr. H. Todd Stradford Dr. Dong Isbister

Confucious Cemetery
Qufu, China

From Qufu, China