Disaster Zone

Learn from Japan's Earthquake and Tsunami Crisis

Road Trip!! But, you have to pay your way...

by Eric Holdeman / March 11, 2018

See below for information on a trip to Japan to study disaster impacts:

The Center for Public Service at Portland State University, led by its Initiative for Community and Disaster Resilience, is recruiting for applicants in this year's Japan Field Experience "Learn from Japan's Earthquake and Tsunami Crisis". This course is offered to non-students as well as students.

Application and Course Info: https://www.pdx.edu/cps/icdr-field-experience
Trip Dates: 6/23 - 6/30/18
Pre-Trip Sessions (on campus): 4/28 & 5/26/18
Program Fees: $3,200 plus personal expenses (see website for details)
Application Deadline: 3/4/18
Course offered to non-students and students
Please feel free to reach out to Josh Metzler, Program Coordinator at PSU, at jmetzler@pdx.edu or 503-725-5190.

In this 8-day trip you will visit the northeastern region of Japan ('Tohoku'), where the 9.0M earthquake and tsunami struck in 2011, to learn from local government officials, NPOs, academic experts and community members about their experiences following the disaster and witness first-hand how the ongoing recovery efforts are being carried out to this day.

With emphasis on community and disaster resilience, the course provides an unique and valuable opportunity to tackle the complex issues surrounding disaster preparedness from an interdisciplinary lens, and to discuss how Oregon can learn from Japan as it prepares for the 'Big One'.

Point of Contact:
Josh Metzler
Program Coordinator
Center for Public Service
Mark O. Hatfield School of Government
College of Urban and Public Affairs
Portland State University