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RIT Global

Travel to Japan for an inside look at Japan's game culture and industry.

  • Kick butt in a weekend game jam with local Japanese students.
  • Meet professionals working in the field.
  • Experience how the Japanese gaming industry has influenced Japanese culture, art, and design.
  • Participate in cultural excursions in Kyoto, Hiroshima, and Tokyo.

No Japanese language required, however beginner Japanese language level or higher is preferred.

The application deadline for this program has passed, and applications are currently closed. Email the faculty director, Sten McKinzie (, to inquire about next year's program.

Course Term: Spring course at RIT, travel to Japan in early Summer
2024 Travel Dates: May 17-June 1, 2024
Credits: 3

Course Details:

  • IGME 590 - Seminar in the Japanese Game Industry (3 credits)

Students will be enrolled in a spring course at RIT and will travel to Japan in early summer.

Open to undergraduate majors, 2nd year and above. Preferred demonstrated skills in game design/development, art/design, coding, or creative writing.

Program space is limited. Interview and portfolio review required as part of program application process.

Application Deadline: Closed

Program Cost: Student budget worksheet (2024 program)- outlines all program costs. 

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Applications are closed.

COVID-19 & Study Abroad

The RIT Education Abroad office is constantly monitoring how COVID-19 is affecting international travel, with student safety as our top priority. While RIT no longer requires students to be vaccinated, we highly encourage study abroad participants to stay up-to-date with immunizations, boosters and social distancing polices. In fact, study abroad partners and vendors, travel providers and foreign governments may have different requirements and it is the students responsibility to understand and adhere to all requirements and guidelines. 

Language of Instruction: 
Course Discipline: 
Computing, Game Design, Film/Animation, Art, Design
Undergraduate, Graduate
Open To: 

RIT Students Only