There is still space available on this summer’s study abroad trip to Hiroshima and Nagasaki as part of American University’s award-winning Nuclear Studies Institute directed by Professor Peter Kuznick.

The class, titled “Hiroshima, Nagasaki, and Beyond,” has been offered every summer since 1995. American University participants live, study, and travel with students and faculty from Kyoto’s Ritsumeikan University as they learn about the atomic bombings, the history of Japan’s Pacific War, and the current nuclear threat.

Students spend time with atomic bomb survivors, one of whom travels with the group, and participate in commemorative events in Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The only program of its kind in the world, it has been singled out by Hiroshima’s Mayor Tadatoshi Akiba as a model for the kind of peace education that he is trying to promote worldwide. Participants come from universities across the United States and Asia. Credit and non-credit options are available. Dates July 30-August 11.

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