Program Details

CIEE Gap Year Abroad in Tokyo, Japan – Language & Culture
Tokyo, Japan
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Gap Year
Academic Year, Fall Semester, Spring Semester

Program Overview

Program Description:

Learn Japanese in the dazzling capital of pop culture.

Welcome to the sprawling metropolis of Tokyo, where you’ll experience an intriguing mix of East and West, traditional and modern, old-school and cutting-edge.

You'll study Japanese at an intercultural language institute - taking classes designed to improve your communicative Japanese skills. For a fully immersive experience, you’ll live with a Japanese family – practicing the language while preparing and sharing meals, and taking part in family routines and recreation.

Outside the classroom, you’ll practice the language everywhere you go – in restaurants and cafés, at shops and markets, while chatting with other students, and during regular get-togethers with international students and local peers. There’s no shortage of activity in this busy capital city. Take in the one-of-a-kind sights and sounds of Tokyo’s shops, anime theaters and "bunny cafes.” Learn how to make sushi, soba noodles, and bento boxes in fun, interactive workshops. Feel like wandering? Organized excursions will take you to see the sights of cities like Hiroshima and Kobe.

It all adds up to an experience you’ll never forget. As you use and build on your new Japanese language skills, you’ll be able to apply an insider’s knowledge of Japan’s cultural trends throughout your education, travels, and career.

*You can create a duo program by combining any two CIEE Gap Year Abroad semesters and get 10% off the second semester.

Please see our website for tuition information. Prices are subject to change. Your price will be locked in when CIEE receives your complete application and program deposit.

Additional Program Information

-Students must be a high school graduate in good academic standing -Must demonstrate – on their application and during an interview – maturity, flexibility, adaptability, good character, and readiness to face the challenges of living in a different culture -Must be at least 17 at time of departure -Are not required to have previous language experience
Scholarships Description:
$100,000 in scholarships available, only through CIEE.

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