Learn and improve your Japanese language skills while you embrace both the modern and traditional culture of Japan! During our three-week summer program in Tokyo you will:
Attend Japanese language classes: Most mornings you will learn Japanese from certified Japanese instructors.
Daily excursions and activities: Students will experience a sampling of traditional and modern Japanese culture through various sightseeing opportunities and activities, including visits to popular Tokyo districts like Asakusa and Akihabara, amusement parks like Disney Seas and Fuji-Q Highland, practice calligraphy and Japanese cooking, and much more!
Deepen your exchange experience: Students will participate in volunteer activities, including teaching local elementary school students English. Students will also get a chance to visit a local high school, and spend two nights with a local Japanese family.
Experience life as a teenager in Japan while you live with a Japanese host family and attend the local high school. During this academic program you will:
Experience day to day life in Japan: The family is the foundation of Japanese society and is bound together by a strong sense of reputation, obligation, and responsibility. Meet Japanese teenagers in class or participating in activities such as sports, music, or other school-related clubs. See how the mix of Western and Japanese influences can be found across all aspects of life, including sports, fashion, and other activities.
Learn the difference between the school systems in Japan and the U.S.: In Japan, students stay in the same room for each class and usually do not take many electives. This helps integrate students quickly into the class community. The Japanese school system tends to be more rigorous than its U.S. and Canadian counterparts. Rules are often a bit stricter, like requiring students to wear uniforms.