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Japan: Tokyo, Kyoto, Hiroshima, and more!

POSTPONED to May 14 to May 22, 2022!

***Spots have opened back up due to the date change!***

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.

Learn more about this destination:

Associated Course

All participants must take HUM 180 for credit or the concurrent continuing education course. The class will meet on Thursday evenings from 6-7:15 p.m. during the second eight weeks of the spring semester of 2022 (March 14 to May 6). The class will also meet on Thursday, May 26 following the trip for a time of reflection. The cost of the continuing education class will be $49.

Program Fee

$3500* ($100 early-bird discount available if $200 deposit is paid by August 31, 2021!)

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 Plans

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.

Early Bird Payment Plan (total price: $3400):

$200 deposit paid by Aug. 31

  1. $800 payment due by Sept. 30
  2. $800 payment due by Oct. 29
  3. $800 payment due by Nov. 30 (postponed to Jan. 31)
  4. $800 final payment due by Dec. 30 (postponed to Feb. 28)

If you pay your $200 deposit after August 31st, you will follow the “Regular Plan” listed below.

Regular Payment Plan (total price: $3500):

  1. $200 deposit (due ASAP to hold spot)
  2. $850 payment due by Nov. 30
  3. $850 payment due by Dec. 30
  4. $800 payment due by Jan. 31
  5. $800 final payment due by Feb. 28

Application Deadline

November 30, 2021: late signup deadline (if spots are still available)

***This trip has been POSTPONED to May 14 to May 22, 2022! Spots have opened back up due to the date change!***

Contact Michelle Williamson (michelle_williamson@davidsondavie.edu) or Kristi Louya (kristi_louya@davidsondavie.edu) for information about registration past the early-bird signup period.

After completing your Application Form, you 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.


Davidson-Davie Scholarships: All study abroad participants who will still be a student at Davidson-Davie Community College during the 2022 spring semester & have completed at least 12 credit hours at Davidson-Davie will have the option of applying for partial scholarships. For more information, contact Michelle Williamson at michelle_williamson@davidsondavie.edu or Kristi Louya at kristi_louya@davidsondavie.edu.

Gilman Scholarship: If you receive a Pell grant, you may be eligible for the Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship which may cover up to the entire cost of one of the summer programs if you are awarded. Keep an eye on the Gilman Scholarship info page (linked below) for deadlines. Please note: You will have to pay for your trip in full before knowing whether or not you’ve received the Gilman. More information, including how to complete the Gilman Scholarship application.

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