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Western Invites Students and the Community to Tour Japan!

February 14, 2019

Want to go to Japan
Want to go to Japan in 2020? Join a informational meeting Wednesday Feb. 27 at 7PM in 2021

The eleven day Urban Environments and Culture in Japan tour takes place in June of 2020.

Western Wyoming Community College invites community members to participate in the Education First College Study Tours led by Michelle Schutten, through Japanese cities June 1st – June 11th, 2020.

The eleven-day tour visits Osaka, Hiroshima, Kyoto, Kakone, Kamakura and Tokyo. Participants will have the opportunity to visits castles, shrines, memorials, national parks, bamboo groves, parks, temples, shopping districts, cable car rides, government buildings and more. The unique experience includes round-trip airfare, land transportation, hotels with private bathrooms, breakfast and select meals, full-time tour director, sightseeing tours, select entry fees and free time.

The tour is part of the Education First College Study Tours (EFCST). EFCST is dedicated to finding an accessible alternative to traditional study abroad. They focus exclusively on short term study abroad opportunities within the higher education space. EFCST programs are designed to align with the mission of colleges whether it’s a focus on academic outcomes, safety support or access.

“I had an absolutely fantastic experience! Our guide was very knowledgeable about what she was talking about and was a sweetheart. We had decent amounts of free time everywhere we went. I would recommend this trip to anyone and cannot wait for my next one!” stated Katherine, a Student Traveler who rated the Japan Tour five stars.

“The view from the window of each hotel showed us Japan in so many ways! Each stop was unique in area and style and students loved it. It was easy enough to get around and our tour guide went out of his way to help us and show us places we wanted to go that were not listed. This experience has helped the students to see the world in a different way as well as to climb their own mountain of learning!” said Essie, a Group Leader who rated the trip five stars.

To learn more, attend an informational meeting on Wednesday, February 27th at 7pm in room 2021 on Western’s campus. Interested parties can enroll with just $95 to reserve their spot, and there are payment plans available to best suit travelers’ needs.

 For more information, please contact Michelle Schutten at or (307) 382-1829, or visit


Persons seeking admission, employment or access to programs of Western Wyoming Community College shall be considered without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, political belief, handicap, or veteran status.

For more information, contact Audrey Harton at (307) 382-1661 or
(307) 382-1600 or toll free (800) 226-1181