Join our Shizuoka University Study Tour 2016



In collaboration with Shizuoka University, ENVS will hold a study tour to Shizuoka, Japan this summer (3 - 10 August 2016). We are inviting six ENVS and LIFS students to join this 8-day study tour.

OUR PARTNER - Shizuoka University

Established in 1949, Shizuoka University (静岡大学) is a national university in Shizuoka Prefecture of Japan. Shizuoka Prefecture is rich in agricultural, forestry and fisheries resources, and boasts one of Japan's highest concentrations of food, chemical and biotechnology-related companies. The Faculty of Science at Shizuoka University is renowned for their research relating to the geology and natural resources of the region. (Source of information:


Professor Stanley Lau, UG Coordinator of ENVS Programs


All ENVS and LIFS undergraduate students are eligible to apply


• One-day research cruise in the Suruga Bay to learn seawater, sediment and plankton collection techniques;

• Visit to Disaster Prevention Center to experience an simulated earthquake and learn to protect yourself;

• Excursion to Mt. Fuji to learn its geology and groundwater systems; and

• Academic and cultural exchange with students in Shizuoka University.

All activities will be conducted in English.

Upon completion of the study tour, participants are required to:

• Submit a report of the study tour

Note to applicants

• Participants are required to travel and stay with the team throughout the tour, unless otherwise advised by the tour leader. No separate inbound and/or outbound travel arrangements will be entertained.

• The program fee includes: round-trip airfare to Tokyo, round-trip train tickets between Tokyo and Shizuoka, 7 nights of hotel accommodation (twin-shared). Shizuoka University will cover all expenses associated with scientific and academic exchange activities.

• The program fee does NOT include: travel document/visa application or personal expenses out of the official program such as meals.


Download: Application Form