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Program Overview

For students dedicated to a future in comic books, the nine-day Experience Comics Vol. 3 program is a truly transformative experience. On an international adventure to Japan, find out why many people call this country the land of manga, a comic genre in the Japanese language and style. Traveling to Tokyo is a necessary pilgrimage for people who are passionate about comics. Gain a global awareness of comic illustration through the lens of Japanese culture, history and art. Take guided tours of museums to view world-renowned art, including “The Great Wave off Kanagawa” by Katsushika Hokusai. Walk the busy streets of Tokyo, exploring the shops and arcades, decorated with colorful comic illustrations.

Go on a cultural exploration to see the inspiration and creativity behind Japanese art. Learn the history of manga at the Saitama City Manga Museum, which is considered the first manga museum in Japan, with endless collections to view and read. Explore a couple of comic book publishing companies in Tokyo with accompanying educational workshops on the style of Japanese manga. See comic illustration in action at the Suginami Animation Museum, where students can try out digital production and dub famous anime. Go on a foodie tour in Yokohama to create Chicken Ramen by hand at the CUPNOODLES Museum and try different kinds of ramen at a ramen amusement park, Shin-Yokohama Ramen Museum. While in Japan, take time to smell the flowers near the temples, shrines and parks along the way.

Daily Itinerary

Note: *Activity is subject to availability, and the exact company visit is determined 9-12 months prior to the group’s arrival, based on travel dates.

Learning Outcomes

The nine-day Experience Comics Vol. 3 program celebrates the past, present and future of Japanese arts and culture. Explore the colorful shops, tasty ramen museums and interactive experiences in and around Tokyo, including Akihabara and the CUPNOODLES Museum. Discover the history of Japanese comics at Saitama City Manga Museum and engage in an educational workshop on comic illustration at a manga publishing company. Try out digital production for anime and do a little dubbing at the Suginami Animation Museum. Go back in time on guided tours through different artistic periods of Japan, fashion trends and the history of katanas. With a curated curriculum for educators to apply with the program, students are empowered to put their learning into practice before, during and after the trip.

We take care of everything

At Experience, we make sure everything is covered – from housing to technology and beyond – to provide the best experience for our students.

Accommodations

Quality, safe hotels with triple occupancy that are centrally located.

Transportation

All transportation is provided throughout the program.

Round-Trip Flights

Airfare covers round-trip flights from major airports.

Meals

All three meals are provided daily, featuring local cuisine.

Education

Interactive learning experiences designed to expand educational and career goals.

Tours and Activities

Scheduled activities, experiences and guided tours are all included.

Curated Experiences

Customized experiences developed by travel experts to promote learning and engagement.

Full-Time Tour Director

Full-time Tour Directors are on site for the duration of the trip, for an all-inclusive experience.

Gratuities

Tips for bus drivers, guides, Tour Directors and meals.

Insurance

International travel insurance is provided for protection in case of accidents, illness, flight interruptions or baggage loss.

Interactive Technology

Advanced student security software that integrates geofencing, logistics, communication and more optimized safety features.

24/7 Support

Dedicated 24/7 staff availability, supporting students every step of the way.

Overnight Security

A night chaperone is on site to ensure security.

What’s My Investment

Tuition Cost

9 Days

$5,649
Per Student

* For CTE and CCMR directors interested in co-op promotion please contact Naomi Woods at the ESC Region 20 Service Center.

Naomi N. Woods
Coordinator of College, Career, and Military Readiness
STEM, Early Childhood, CTE, Counseling, & Digital Age Learning
Education Service Center, Region 20
1314 Hines Avenue, San Antonio, Texas 78208