You can choose to study in Japan for as little as three months or as long as one academic year. Gap year students are welcome to apply but must NOT be 18 years or older by the 31st March in your program (although some exceptions can be made by negotiation). All students will receive a three-day orientation on arrival in Narita, which includes full lodging, orientation workshops, and a trip to AEON shopping mall. For academic year students, a farewell party is held at the end of the exchange. Japanese schools have strict regulations: you must wear the correct uniform and no piercings, tattoos or hair colouring is allowed.
Placements are mostly in rural towns in the southern area of Honshu. The map below shows some of the places our past students have been placed. All of our host families are carefully vetted. We conduct home interviews, inspections, and police checks to ensure our students are placed in a secure and supportive living environment.