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Japan: Tokyo, Kyoto, Hiroshima, and more!

Spring Break, 2023
March 3-11, 2023

*Note: Trip is Full as of Aug. 16 so new applicants are being placed on a waitlist!

This study abroad experience will take you to Japan, a country of beautiful contrasts that harmoniously blends ancient traditions with modern wonders. You’ll begin in Tokyo, where you will visit exciting pop-culture destinations like the Akihabara district and Ghibli Museum*, before riding the iconic bullet train to the ancient city of Kyoto, where you will visit historical temples and participate in a traditional silk weaving demonstration. You’ll then visit a piece of somber, yet unforgettable WWII history in the city of Hiroshima, where you will tour the Peace Memorial Museum and hear from a survivor of the bombing. Whatever your cup of tea, this trip has something for you!

*Ghibli Museum visit based on ticket availability with Edo Tokyo Museum as an alternate activity.

This trip is intended for: Students, faculty, staff and community members.

You will experience: Cultural immersion, history and a vibrant pop-culture scene.

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Associated Course

All participants must take HUM 120 for credit or the concurrent continuing education course. The class will meet on Thursday evenings from 6-7:15 p.m. during the first eight weeks of the spring semester of 2023. The class will also meet on the Thursday following the trip for a time of reflection. The cost of the continuing education class will be $49.

Program Fee


Fee includes

  • Roundtrip Airfare
  • 7 Nights of Accommodation
  • All Ground Transportation
  • JR Pass 7 Days
  • Daily Continental Breakfast
  • Welcome and Farewell Dinners
  • Historical and Cultural Walking Tours
  • Full-Time Guidance and Assistance
  • Travelers Insurance

*Program price stands as an estimate until ticketing is finalized.

Payment Plan

Payments must be paid to our Business Office & can be made in person Mon. to Fri. 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (except holidays). They are located on the 2nd floor of the Brooks Student Center on the Davidson Campus, or in the Administration building on the Davie Campus. You can also call 336-224-4545 or 336-249-8186 ext. 6341 to make a payment over the phone.

Deposit of $200 to hold spot (will go towards cost of the trip)
$925 due by Thurs. Sept. 29
$925 due by Fri. Oct. 28
$925 due by Tues. Nov. 29
$920 final payment due by Wed. Dec. 21

Trip Leaders

Michelle Williamson (Michelle_Williamson@davidsondavie.edu

Kristi Louya (Kristi_Louya@davidsondavie.edu)

After completing your Application Form, you will be contacted by Suzanne LaVenture & one of the trip leaders & will be directed to pay a $200 non-refundable study abroad fee to the Davidson-Davie Community College business office to secure your spot. Keep in mind that space is limited and once the trip capacity is reached, applications will be closed, so pay your deposit as soon as possible to reserve your seat! Price and availability are subject to change. **Note: Trip is Full as of Aug. 16 so new applicants are being placed on a waitlist!


Davidson-Davie Scholarships: All study abroad participants who will still be a student at Davidson-Davie Community College during the 2023 spring semester & have completed at least 12 credit hours at Davidson-Davie will have the option of applying for partial scholarships. The application is now open & the deadline to apply is Sun. Sept. 11, 2022 by midnight. More information, including the DDCC Study Abroad Scholarship Application.

Gilman Scholarship: If you receive a Pell grant, you are eligible for the Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship which may cover up to the entire cost of the study abroad program. Keep an eye on the Gilman Scholarship info page (linked below) for deadlines. The application opens mid-August 2022 & the deadline is Thurs. Oct. 6, 2022. More information, including how to complete the Gilman Scholarship application.

*Note: Trip is Full as of Aug. 16 so new applicants are being placed on a waitlist!

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