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Faculty Development in International Business


The Georgia Tech Faculty Development in International Business (FDIB) program will allow select faculty and staff members to experience many aspects of the “real Japan;” to see both its cutting edge technology, its fascinating ancient culture, and all the things in between.  This 13-day program will travel much of the length of Japan, from Hokkaido, Japan’s northernmost main island, to the Kansai region in the southwest. Program participants will work with some of Japan's top-rated universities, experience culture and history of Japan, and see how businesses are leveraging traditional products to provide innovative solutions in order to create a sustainable future. 

Trip Leader

James Hoadley serves as the Associate Director of the Georgia Tech Center for International Business Education and Research. James has previously worked in Japan for over eight years and has a network of contacts in both industry and academia. In addition to his expertise on Japan, James has led multiple international education trips, including to Japan, Singapore, Indonesia, and other locations. Please feel free to contact James at 

  • Depost: $500  -  A deposit payment guarantees a space and program fees that will not rise above $4100 (shared accommodation, deposit applied toward program fee) *Single Accommodation Supplement Available.  
  • Faculty from Minority Serving Institutions and Community and Technical Colleges can apply for a cost reduction.
What is included
  1. 3-star shared accommodations (Single Supplement Available) with breakfast Bilingual local guides and cultural experiences in Tokyo, Hokkaido, and Kyoto
  2. Ground transportation including the Shinkansen “Bullet Train”
  3. Programs and presentations from faculty and staff at top-level Japanese universities 
  4. (Including Kyoto University Research Park / Doshisha University/ Tsukuba University / Sofia University) Sake brewery tour

*Airfare from the US to Japan not included

Proposed Itinerary

May 18-19 - Orientation in Atlanta (optional – no additional program fees, transportation and accommodation are participants responsibility) 

May 20 - Arrive in Japan 

May 20-June 1 - Tokyo, Tohoku, Kyoto, Osaka and more!

June 2 - Return home

To sponsor faculty from an under-served institution, please contact

Application and Deposit

Use this application form to register and pay the deposit.