RLG415 - Japan

Applications OPEN! Apply by the end of September 2023!

The Course

RLG415 –  Advanced Topics in the Study of Religion

A critical exploration of selected topics in the study of religion. As part of this course, students are required to participate in an international learning experience that will have an additional cost and application process.

Prerequisites: 2.0 RLG credits

Note: Applicants must submit an application for admission into the course to their respective departments and will be required to abide by the corresponding UTM Abroad application requirements and deadlines to participate in the international experience. 


Trip - Japan Winter Reading Week

Approximate Travel Dates: Friday, February 16, 2024 – Sunday, February 25, 2024

Why Participate ?

During the international component of your course, you will travel with intention, experience the course material in an active environment, and learn in a global setting. Travel with your professor Ken Derry and fellow classmates. You will push your own boundaries, learn about yourself and others, and have an experience you will never forget!



Estimated Cost of International Component: CAD $4,100.00 - $4,600.00

What is Included: Flights, transportation, accommodation, meals, in-country activities associated with the course, and trip-cancellation insurance. Funding Available! 

What is NOT Included: Course fees, fees associated with supplemental travel insurance, additional optional tours/activities while abroad, visa applications, medical exams, vaccinations, and any other additional costs. 



Bursaries will be awarded based on demonstrated financial need (not linked to OSAP) as shown in your funding request in your UTM Abroad application. Read more about funding here


Payment Schedule



Due Date

1st Installment


With Application

2nd Installment


Announced at a later date 

3rd Installment


Announced at a later date

4th Installment


Announced at a later date

5th Installment


Announced at a later date

6th Installment  $100-$350* Announced at a later date

*Final Installments will be determined based on the final trip cost.


Book a Global Learning Advising appointment through CLNx, email us at utmabroad@utoronto.ca, or sign-up for our newsletter to receive updates about UTM Abroad. 

Note: Due to the current COVID-19 circumstances, situations may arise that the university is unable to foresee. We will continue to update this page and communicate with those enrolled in the course regarding the international component. If you have questions, please email utmabroad@utoronto.ca.