- Tokyo, Japan
- Program Type:
- Study Abroad
- Degree Level:
- High School
- Academic Year, Fall Semester, Spring Semester, Winter Semester, Year Round
- Program Description:
Spend an academic year or semester studying at a high school in Japan! You'll live with a host family and experience Japan like a local teenager. Make friends and new family members from around the world and develop skills, experience, and maturity that equip you for success in an increasingly globalized world – all while you’re still in high school!
Program price includes: Placement in a Japanese high school for a semester or academic year, placement with a carefully-selected host family, local coordinator support throughout the year, travel insurance, round-trip airfare and orientation camp in Tokyo.
- Setting Description:
- Japan is a leader in fashion, film, and animation – it is known for its Harajuku street fashion scene and anime. Japan has a literacy rate of nearly 100% and its citizens have some of the longest lifespans in the world. Sumo is Japan’s national sport, although baseball is also very popular. Japan is a world leader in robotics and technology. They are known for their efficient and modern public transportation systems. Food in Japan is known for being fresh, flavorful, and healthy. Try some sushi, onigiri, and maki!
- Academic semester: $10,000 Academic year: $11,000 Some scholarships available.
Additional Program Information
- Students must be between 15 and 18 years old upon arrival in Japan and cannot have graduated from their high school in the United States. One year of previous Japanese study required. Students should be able to write Hiragana and at least their own name in Katakana. Students are strongly encouraged to learn as much Japanese as possible prior to the program. Japan tends to be more strict on eligibility requirements for students due to local customs, laws, and cultural differences. In general, students with specific dietary requirements (vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, etc.) or severe allergies cannot be accommodated by the program. Additionally, Japan will not accept students who require ongoing medication or doctor’s care, and may not accept students with any history of mental/emotional illness or disorders including but not limited to ADD, Asperger’s Syndrome, Depression, Bipolar, Schizophrenia, eating disorders, etc. Students must be between 15 and 18 years old upon arrival in Japan and cannot have graduated from their high school in the United States. Japan requires a higher GPA and students with any Ds or Fs on their transcript will not be eligible.
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