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JapanFest
Saturday, September 21, 2019 :: Atlanta, GA
japanfest.org/

Get Ready to Travel Japan –
Olympics 2020

Take a virtual trip to Japan in Atlanta, Georgia.  The 33rd JapanFest is all about “traveling” to Japan to enjoy the traditions, natural beauty, and pop culture of the nation that is hosting the 2020 Olympics!

Japanese Street Food—Local Japanese restaurants will offer a tantalizing menu of roll sushi, bento boxes, ramen noodles, takoyaki, shaved ice, curry rice, yakisoba, torikaraage, and more!

Ginza Street—The Ginza-dori, organized by the Japanese Chamber of Commerce of Georgia and named after Tokyo’s famous shopping district, will feature Japanese festival-style games, Omikuji, Japanese ceramics, traditional Japanese clothing, accessories and fun items such as masks and toys.

Workshops—Workshops about Haiku and Ikebana, as well as seasonal Japanese fashion scheduled throughout the day.

Anime Village—The popular Anime Village will be back this year with a whole new schedule of performers, workshops, vendors, games and much more!

Performances—A full line up of guest performers will perform a variety of Japanese music, theater and dance.

Transportation & Travel Information

Bus transportation will be provided by the International Fee Oversight Committee.

Departure
6 AM :: Saturday, September 21, 2019
The bus will leave from the Morristown Campus library parking lot.
Return
9 PM :: Saturday, September 21, 2019

Students will be required to pay for their own food and incidentals. Bring cash. Many vendors will not be able to accept plastic.

Registration Procedures

Reservations will be on a first come, first completed basis and each student must make their own reservation.

Registration Period:
Monday, August 26 thru Thursday, September 19

  • Students must be currently enrolled and at least 18 years of age.
  • Reservations are required and space is limited.
  • Last day to register is Thursday, September 19, 2019

Email Request

Send an email to Eileen Bowersand include the following information:

  • Full Name
  • WS ID
  • Cell Phone Number
  • Senators Mail Email Address
  • Personal Email Address

Liability Release Form

A Liability Release Form must be printed, signed and notarized, then delivered to Eileen Bowers in Student Affairs (CCEN 100) to hold a place on the bus.

Fall 2019 Liability Waiver Form – JapanFest

  • Complete the Identification Information
  • Sign and Notarize
  • Deliver to Eileen Bowers to hold a place on the bus. Students not on the Morristown campus can send using campus mail.
    Eileen Bowers
    CCEN 100
    Student Affairs Office
    423-318-2347

$5.00 Fee Payable at the Cashier's Office

  • After Eileen Bowers has received the signed Liability Release Form, the student will receive a DPIE form to take to the cashier's office to pay a $5.00 non-refundable admission fee.
  • After Eileen Bowers receives notification from the cashier's office of this payment, the reservation will be confirmed by email.
  • Registration is then complete.

Washington DC – Holocaust Museum Trip
Saturday, October 12, 2019- thru Tuesday, October 15, 2019

 

Students stand on the stairs of a historic building

The trip will include the US Holocaust Museum, Arlington National Cemetery, Iwo Jima Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, Vietnam Wall, Korean War Memorial, World War II Memorial, MLK Memorial, Washington Monument, Smithsonian Museums of Natural History, American History and Air & Space, a walk past the Library of Congress, Supreme Court and US Capitol Building as time and weather permit.

Washington DC is a large urban area. There will be times when our group will be a part of large crowds in the museums, the subway and in restaurants.

Physical Requirements

Holocaust MuseumThe Washington DC – US Holocaust Museum trip is a physically challenging, fast paced walking tour. There is no motorized transportation. Access to all of the museums and monument sights is done on foot.

Walking

Be prepared to walk 1 mile in 20 minutes or less. Some of the sights will require that you are on your feet for more than an hour at a time without stopping to rest. We will walk about 11 miles on the first day and another 4-5 miles on the second.

Weather

There may be exposure to extreme weather. We will be outdoors in the cold, heat, rain or sunshine from early morning until late at night. Each day is 10 -12 hours of touring.

For your safety and the enjoyment of the entire group, we ask that you make us aware of any issues that you have that may impede your taking full advantage of this activity.

Please discuss any concerns you may have with your personal physician BEFORE making a financial commitment.

Transportation & Travel Information

Transportation and lodging are provided by the college.

Students are responsible for their subway ticket, meals and any incidental expenses that may be incurred. Typically students spend approximately $100 of their own money while on this trip.

Departure
7 AM :: Saturday, October 12, 2019
The bus will leave from the Morristown Campus near the Library.
Return
2 AM :: Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Registration Procedures

Reservations will be on a first come, first completed basis and each student must make their own reservation.

Registration Period:
Monday, August 26 thru Friday, September 27

  • Students must be currently enrolled at Walters State and at least 18 years of age.
  • Reservations are required and space is limited.
  • Last day to register is Friday, September 27, 2019

Request to Join Trip

Contact Eileen Bowers:
Send an email to Eileen BowersPlease provide the following information:

  • Full Name
  • WS ID
  • Cell Phone Number
  • Senators Mail Email Address
  • Personal Email Address

Liability Release Form

A Liability Release Form must be printed, signed and notarized, then delivered to Eileen Bowers in Student Affairs (CCEN 100) to hold a place on the bus.

Fall 2019 Liability Waiver Form – DC

  • Complete the Identification Information
  • Sign and Notarize
  • Deliver to Eileen Bowers to hold a place on the bus. Students not on the Morristown campus can send using campus mail.
    Eileen Bowers
    CCEN 100
    Student Affairs Office
    423-318-2347

$60 Fee Payable at the Cashier's Office

  • After Eileen Bowers has received the signed Liability Release Form, the student will receive a form to take to the cashier's office to pay a $60.00 non-refundable reservation fee.
  • After Eileen Bowers receives notification from the cashier's office of this payment, the reservation will be confirmed.

 

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