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.
*You can create a duo program by combining any two CIEE Gap Year Abroad semesters and get 10% off the second semester.
- Live in a homestay and immerse yourself in the local language 27/7
- Go on day trips and multiday excursions around Japan
- Learn to make sushi
- Partake in an authentic tea ceremony
- Visit the Imperial Palace, Tokyo Station, and other historic sites