Tokyo is unlike any city on earth; a city that still carries both the height of samurai culture and the devastation of World War II; the economic miracle and the lost decades of recession; the assimilation of the Western world and the insulation of Japanese tradition and identity, and the importing of American consumerism and the exporting of cool Japan.


  • 05/23/2017 to 06/02/2017


  • International air
  • Ground transportation
  • 8 nights hotel
  • 9 breakfasts
  • 1 lunch
  • 2 dinners
  • Guide
  • Admission fees
  • Country guidebook and pre-travel docs
  • Embedded medical insurance
  • 24/7 emergency support

Info Session

Where: Chapel 102

When: October 27 2016, 4:00 pm

Learn more about this program at our upcoming info session!

Meet the Faculty

Victor Forte

Associate Professor of Religious Studies and Director of Asian Studies
Victor Forte, M.S. Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Religious Studies and Director of Asian Studies at Albright College in Reading, PA, U.S. He received an M.S. in Environmental Science from Drexel University (1993), and a Ph.D. in Religion from Temple University (2004). Dr. Forte teaches courses on Buddhist Studies, Asian Religions, Asian Film and Culture, and Religion and the Environment, and has offered travel courses to Japan (2008, 2010) and India (2011). His main research interests are in Buddhist Ethics, Comparative Philosophy, and Interreligious Dialogue, and has published articles in these fields, including, “Early Buddhist Inclusion of Intentionality in the Laws of Causation” (2006), “Finding Peace in the Simile of the Saw” (2007), “Reflections on the Ethical Meaning of Shinran’s True Entrusting” (2009), and a co-authored translation of Ueda Shizutera’s “Seimei, Sei, and Inochi: Three Japanese Concepts of Life” (2014). To reach Professor Forte, please contact by email ( or phone (610-921-7731).

Gift of Education

Looking to fundraise? Personalize a Gift of Education eCard to request contributions from friends and family. A great way to celebrate your birthday or holidays, and so much better than another ugly sweater!

For Parents

Thank you for considering this global opportunity for your students, and for trusting me with the important responsibility of educating them. In addition to building their resume and their network, I believe a program like this builds essential perspective that will set them on a path to becoming more global citizens!

I have chosen WorldStrides as an educational travel partner because of their reputation for excellence in logistics, educational content, and most importantly, safety and security. Read more about WorldStrides.


Questions? Click here to see answers to commonly asked questions about WorldStrides educational travel programs for university students.