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Japan: Marching 110 Japan Tour

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Student members and staff of the Marching 110 are invited to apply to participate in the Marching 110 Japan Performance Tour, May 2020. This memorable Performance Tour will travel to Kyoto, which was the national capital of Japan for over a millennium, as well as the current capital.

In the Kyoto area, the group will visit the Kiyomizu-dera Temple and UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kyoto. In Tokyo, the group will enjoy a guided tour exploring Tokyo including Tokyo Skytree, the Imperial Palace and the Ginza district. The Tour will also Tokyo Disneyland and offer an optional tour to Mount Fuji.

The Marching 110 performances will take place in the Tokyo area.

Marching 110 students will learn about and experience Japan within a musical and historical context. Students are required to enroll and participate in MUS 1690X at OHIO during spring semester 2020. This course is a required component of the Tour.


Program and travel dates

Travel dates: May 5 - 15, 2020
Course dates: January 13 - May 2, 2020

Eligibility and selection process

Participants must be current Marching 110 student members or staff.

Students must have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher at the time of application as well as at the time of travel. Applicants must complete all pre-departure orientation requirements. 

Students, who will be on probation at any point during the program for a conduct offense that took place less than a calendar year from the program start date, may not study abroad.  Click here to read the entire conduct policy.

Applicants must be matriculated OHIO students at the time of application and during spring semester 2020. 


Application information and deadline   

Application Deadline: September 23, 2019

To apply, click here.

Living arrangements

Participants will stay in shared hotel rooms in Tokyo and Kyoto.


  • Breakfast at hotels.
  • Land transportation by private bus and the Shinkansen bullet train.
  • Tour manager.
  • Paid entrances to some excursions.
  • Instrument transportation for the duration of the trip, including the shipment of the instruments from the U.S. to Japan and return. Note: smaller instruments will be transported by students


Performance information and locations coming soon! Check back for updates.

Courses and credits

Spring semester 2020: MUS 1690X (3 credits)

NOTE: Registration for and participation in this course is required of all participants. Students taking 12-20 Athens campus credit hours, including those associated wtih this program, will not incur additional tuition cost for Spring 2020. Students more than 20 or fewer than 12 Athens campus credits will see their tuition charge adjusted accordingly.


Undergraduate Student Budget Worksheet

Non-resident surcharge waived for this program.


Information for Family, Friends and Alumni

Marching 110 family, friends and alumni will have an opportunity to travel with the Marching 110 on this program. More information from  Music Festivals and Tours  including registration and payment information is available here.

Family, friends and alumni are encouraged to register no later than September 20, 2019.


Additional Information on Japan

To learn more about this study abroad destination, please visit the  CIA World Factbook

Health and safety

Ohio University Office of Global Opportunities suggests you follow the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control for  healthy travel to your destinations.

Please familiarize yourself with the recommendations and requirements on the websites above prior to applying to a program.

Refer to the U.S. Department of State site for information related to safety and security at this destinations.

Also refer to  International SOS  for information related to safety and security at this destination. To log in to the International SOS website, please use the OHIO membership is: 11BCAS000010.

Requesting accommodation for disabilities

If you plan to participate in an Ohio University-sponsored study abroad program and wish to request accommodation, you should contact the  Office of Student Accessibility Services  to schedule an appointment to complete an  Global Opportunities Disability Accommodation Request Form . We recommend you do this as early as possible to allow sufficient time to determine what accommodations may be made for this program.

Entry and exit requirements 


U.S. citizens are required to have a valid U.S. passport when traveling outside of the United States.

If you plan to study or travel abroad in the next year, apply for your passport now:  http://travel.state.gov/content/passports/en/passports.html.


Travel Advisories and entry and exit requirements for this country can be found at  https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/international-travel/International-Travel-Country-Information-Pages/Japan.html.

US citizens do not need a visa to enter these countries for the length of this program. You may need to show sufficient funds to support yourself while in-country. Please also note that entry/exit requirements may vary if you plan to stay in the country longer than the program dates or travel to other countries during or after the program. Please familiarize yourself with these recommendations and requirements prior to applying to a program.


For more specific visa related information please visit OGO's   Visa Information Page.  

Information for NON-US citizens can be found  here .

For more information, contact

Richard Suk
Marching 110

Kirsten Dabelko
Sr. Program Coordinator
Office of Global Opportunities

Sam Rommel
Study Away Advisor
Office of Global Opportunities





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