Japan: Marching 110 Japan Tour
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 Deadline: September 23, 2019
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.
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
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 information, contact
Sr. Program Coordinator
Office of Global Opportunities
Study Away Advisor
Office of Global Opportunities