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Expand Your World as You Live and Study in Japan

Get ready for an experience that will grow your sense of independence and expand your worldview. When you study abroad in Japan, you will learn about the history and traditions that are engrained in everyday life. In this immersive experience, you’ll learn what it’s like to be a student in Japan, improve your Japanese language skills and gain confidence in your ability to navigate the world!

Types of Programs

Ayusa Japan Abroad offers a variety of program types and lengths. There is a program for everyone!

  • Summer Cultural Exploration in Japan

    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.

    To learn more about this unique summer program in Japan or to request additional information, visit the Ayusa Summer Camp in Japan website!

  • Ayusa Japan High School Abroad

    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.

    To learn more about the high school program or request additional information, visit Ayusa Japan’s website!

Program Details

Ayusa Japan Study Abroad students are placed with carefully selected host families throughout the country. Throughout the program, students will receive support and guidance from a local representative. Please note: 4-week study abroad options are also available for May, June, October and November of 2020!

Program Length Dates Cost Deadline
Academic Year Aug - June $8,600 USD March 1, 2020
Fall Semester Aug - Jan $5,500 USD March 1, 2020
Fall Trimester Sep - Dec $4,600 USD June 1, 2019
Spring Semester Jan - June $5,500 USD August 1, 2019
Spring Trimester April - July $4,600 USD December 1, 2019
Summer June 20 - July 11 $4,200 USD March 13, 2020