Fukushima

Japan

Focus: Disaster Mitigation & Nuclear to Renewable Transitions
 

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Course Information

University: National Institute of Technology, Fukushima College
Course: Disaster Mitigation & Nuclear to Renewable Transition
Credit: 2 credits
Duration: 9-10 Days

Experience Japan’s rich culture and local cuisine, while learning from industry professionals who are leading Fukushima’s transition to a renewable future.

 

Join The GREEN Program as we learn about nuclear energy, the community impacts of Fukushima’s nuclear accident, and discover their newest frontiers as they take on a 100% renewable energy future by 2040.

 

  • Gain exclusive access to Japan’s nuclear and renewable energy industries
  • Immerse yourself in Japanese traditions such as calligraphy and a tea ceremony
  • More than just Tokyo – Hike Japan’s mountains and experience the country’s natural wonders
    Course Description
    In class lectures include and are not limited to: 1) Overview of Energy Supply in Japan, 2) Introduction to the Nuclear Power Generation, 3) A Case Study & Site Visit: Aquamarine Fukushima, 4) A Case Study & Site Visit: Tomato Land Wonder Farm, 5) Minami Soma Disaster Rehabilitation, 6) Renewable Energy Class (2), 7) Experiment – The Process of Decomissioning Nuclear Power, 8) Experiment: Experiment of Radiation, 9) Solar, Wind, & Geothermal Power Generation (*Please note that classes are subject to be updated)
    Objectives and Outcomes
    • Gain a comprehensive understanding along with a personal familiarity of the science and technology behind Japan’s nuclear and renewable energy systems, and disaster mitigation.
    • Attain a clear grasp of environmental, political, and social impact of nuclear and renewable energy production facilities in historical, present and future context.
    • Develop skills to evaluate energy sources and projects in terms of feasibility within the matrix of technical, economic, environmental, and political implementation.
    • Observe Japan’s energy policies, natural resource legislation and other legislative controls impacting the production of electricity in the city and nation.
    • Advance on the vocabulary and concepts essential to commercial energy production, transmission, management and legislation.
    • Develop leadership, teamwork, and networking skills through adventure excursions and exposure to professional industry relationships.
    • Excel within a network of like-minded participants who aspire to work and innovate in the field of energy and sustainability.
    • Gain a critical global perspective and practice skillsets demanded by corporate recruiters today to prepare for accelerated career opportunities.

    Spring Break

    Location: Fukushima, Japan
    Focus: Disaster Mitigation & Nuclear to Renewable Transitions

    Program Dates Now Enrolling:

    TBC

    Program Capacity: 20
    Length: 9-Days

    Program Fee:
    Single Pay: $4400
    Monthly Payment Plan: $940/month for 5 months

    Summer Break

    Location: Fukushima, Japan
    Focus: Disaster Mitigation & Nuclear to Renewable Transitions

    Program Dates Now Enrolling:

    TBC

    Program Capacity: 20
    Length: 10-Days

    Program Fee:
    Single Pay: $4500
    Monthly Payment Plan: $960/month for 5 months

    Program Highlights

    Explore Fukushima city Fukushima is the capital city of Fukushima prefecture, japan. It is located in the northern part of Nakadori, the central region of the prefecture. The city is located in the Fukushima basin’s southwest area and nearby mountains. The population is estimated to be 290,064.
    IAEA Imagebank, CC BY-SA 2.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0>, via Wikimedia Commons
    “Top secret” access to Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant This video shows you a digital tour through Daiichi nuclear power plant. With the green program, we will bring you top secret access and a private tour through the historic power plant with industry professionals!
    Experience a traditional Japanese tea ceremony The Japanese tea ceremony is called chanoyu, sado or simply ocha in Japanese. It is a choreographic ritual of preparing and serving Japanese green tea, called matcha, together with traditional Japanese sweets to balance with the bitter taste of the tea. Preparing tea in this ceremony is all about pouring all one’s attention into the predefined movements. The whole process is less about drinking tea, and more about aesthetics, preparing a bowl of tea with intention, love, and care.
    Snow monkey park Japan is known for its large population of snow monkeys, which descend from the steep surrounding cliffs during the day to sit in the warm hot springs.
    Experiment: the process of decommissioning a nuclear power plant Nuclear decommissioning is the process whereby a nuclear power plant site is dismantled to the point that it no longer requires measures for radiation protection. Conduct an experiment with Fukushima college and learn the steps and processes to properly decommission a nuclear power plant.

    Course Outcomes

    Secure with confidence

    Secure your spot with confidence knowing that if your program is affected by COVID-19 travel restrictions, we offer flexible terms for you to switch your program or receive a full-credit towards a future program.

     

    Sample Itinerary

    What our alumni say about The GREEN Program

    What’s included?

    We take care of everything from when you land in Japan until departure.
    Gain exclusive access to TGP alumni network and benefits when you return home.

    • Education Materials: Prepare for your experience with your pre-program resources and educational materials 
    • Classes: Lectures from industry leaders and faculty from the National Institute of Technology – Fukushima College 
    • Credit: 2 academic credits from the National Institute of Technology – Fukushima College
    • Facility Tours: Exclusive access and private tours to Japan’s nuclear and renewable energy facilities
    • Capstone Project: Innovation facilitation and panel assessment
    • Adventure excursions: Enjoy hikes in Japan’s countryside, Japanese hot spring experiences, and more! 
    • All meals: We support locally owned restaurants, and will accommodate most dietary preferences/restrictions
    • Accommodations : Your home away from home will be at locally owned lodging sites throughout your program
    • In-country transportation: From airport pick up to airport drop-off, and everything in-between, we got you covered
    • Exclusive membership: Join the TGP Alumni Network for sustainability jobs, travel, networking, and mentorship

    What’s not included: Flights, travel insurance, and passport/visa fees

    Pricing

    Spring Break

    Single Pay
    $4400

    Secure your spot with a one-time, easy payment

    Save money by paying up front

    No need to worry about payment reminders

    Get started on your adventure right away!

    Five Monthly Payments
    $940/month 

    Secure your spot with smaller monthly payments

    Pay over time with five smaller payments

    No credit check & no forms to fill out

    Get a head start on securing your spot!

    Winter & Summer Break

    Single Pay
    $4500

    Secure your spot with a one-time, easy payment

    Save money by paying up front

    No need to worry about payment reminders

    Get started on your adventure right away!

    Five Monthly Payments 
    $960/month

    Secure your spot with smaller monthly payments

    Pay over time with five smaller payments

    No credit check & no forms to fill out

    Get a head start on securing your spot!

    Are you ready to go GREEN?

    Your first step is to complete and submit an application. Upon acceptance, a TGP member will reach out to you with your next steps for enrollment. We look forward to traveling with you soon! (Please note that spots fill on a first-come, first-serve basis.)

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