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Study Abroad

Study abroad is an increasingly important part of the college experience. Exploring new cultures can be life-changing, and many students point to their time abroad as the defining aspect of their education.

EF College Study Tours’ faculty-led international education programs offer a great alternative to the traditional study abroad experience. Competitively priced, all-inclusive and completely customizable, these tours give you the flexibility to take your coursework around the globe in just one to four weeks.

Upcoming Tours


March 11-19, 2017

Yucatan Peninusula

June 20-27, 2017

JAPAN – Tokyo, Hakone, Kyoto, Hiroshima, and Osaka
June 1 -11, 2018

We are pleased to announce QVCC’s trip to Japan in June of 2018 being led by John Lewis and Ling-chuan Chu.  We will be leaving from Providence on June 1, 2018 for our ELEVEN day tour.  We fly first to Osaka and will visit Hiroshima, Kyoto, Hakone (Mt. Fuji), and end the trip with three nights in Tokyo.  Along the way we will visit:  Himeji Castle; Istukushima Shrine; Peace Memorial museum; Nijo Castle; Gold Pavilion; Inari Taisha Shrine; Kiyomizu Temple; Gion Corner; Hachimangu Shrine; Odawara Castle; Lake Hakone Cruise; Mount Komagatake Cable Car; Meiji Shinto Shrine; Asakusa Kannon Temple; and the Tokyo National Museum.

The complete itinerary can be found on the tour website at: http://www.efcollegestudytours.com/professors-trip/1923203BW.   You can register for the trip directly on the website.  Cost is approximately $4,300 – air fare, hotels, some meals (breakfast daily and seven dinners), a 24-hour a day bilingual guide, and entry fees to all noted attractions are included.  Payment plans can be arranged through the website.  Friends and relatives are welcome to come with you.  You will need to acquire your own passport and must be at least 18 years old when the trip leaves.

If you decide that you want to go, please access the tour website at the link noted above, scroll to the bottom of the page, click on “ENROLL NOW” and you will be prompted through the tour registration process.  For more information, please contact:

John Lewis               jlewis@qvcc.edu          Phone: (860) 932-4115

Ling-chuan Chu         lchu@qvcc.edu             Phone: (860) 932-4072