Program Details

Studying abroad in Japan is your chance to experience full cultural immersion while living with a host family and attending a Japanese high school for a trimester, semester or academic year abroad.
Location:
Fukuoka, Japan
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
High School
Term:
Academic Year, Fall Semester, MayMester Intersession, Spring Semester, Winter Semester

Program Overview

Program Description:

Studying abroad in Japan is your chance to experience full cultural immersion while living with a host family and attending a Japanese high school for a trimester, semester or academic year abroad. Greenheart Travel's High School Abroad Program provides students (age 15 - 18) with an opportunity for a unique, rewarding experience that they will remember for a lifetime! 

Program fee includes:

  • Roundtrip international airfare from LAX to Tokyo
  • Host family accommodations and meals with your family
  • Medical/Accident insurance
  • Support and counseling services from in-country staff
  • 24-hour emergency support
  • Pre-departure Orientation and Preparation
  • 2 Day Arrival Orientation
  • Personal assistance from a Greenheart Travel program manager
  • Letter of Recommendation upon request and successful completion of the program

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Setting Description:
Exchange students are placed in safe communities all around Japan, though they are rarely placed in major cities such Tokyo. It is important to be flexible about which town you’re placed in since we are unable to take your location preferences into account. Our priority is to identify a host family and community that is the best match for you
Cost:
Academic Trimester: $10,610 Academic Semester: $12,930 Academic Year: $14,260

Additional Program Information

Requirements:
To study abroad in Japan, students must: -- Have at least 1 year of Japanese language instruction OR a level 4 on the Japanese-Language Proficiency Test (JLPT). The JLPT Exam is only administered twice a year and results can take months to post. -- Be between 15 and 18 years of age -- Be from the United States or Canada -- Possess a high school cumulative GPA of at least 2.75/4.0 -- Be in great mental* and physical health -- Have a genuine interest in becoming a part of your host family and community

Program Reviews

Overall Rating

4.5

Based on 2 Reviews

  • Process was Easy and Well Supported
    4.0
    07/19/16
    As a parent, Greenheart Travel made the process very easy. I felt well supported and the travel planning was well organized and safe.
    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • 10-Month Japan Exchange
    5.0
    06/12/16

    My senior daughter is a week away from returning from her 10-month exchange through Greenheart Travel. For the entire exchange she attended Junten Junior/Senior High School, a private school, where she ended up in the academic track--an unusual experience

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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