• Japan
    • Tokyo
    • Osaka
    • Fukuoka
    • Nagasaki
2 - 12 weeks

Program Details

Program Type
Host Family
Age Min.


Starting Price
Price Details
Program Fee Includes:
* Housing
* Meals
* Transportation during the Tour
* Program Staffing
* Regional Learning related expenses such as entrance fees or for guides
* Access to all Planned Community Partner Resources such as Facilities, Speakers, Special Guests, as well as activities with Businesses, Politicians and Organizations
* All Program Content
* All Operational Expenses

What the Program Fee doesn't Include:
* Transportation from your home to the designated meeting place in Japan and then from a designated place at the end of the tour in Japan back to your home.
* International health insurance for the tour time.
* Extra spending money for souvenirs, socializing, shopping, replenishing toiletries, etc.
What's Included
Accommodation Activities Airport Transfers Meals Transportation
What's Not Included
Airfare Travel Insurance
Jun 04, 2024
Jan 29, 2019
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About Program

World Campus International offers you an opportunity to take part in short-term, non-traditional study abroad programs in Japan. You can choose to sign up for 3 weeks, 6 weeks or 9 weeks programs. Participants will have the unique chance to gain international experience as well as increase their personal and professional networks, all while enjoying the backdrop of Japanese culture, daily life and business through various activities. The program is open to high school students.

What does having this kind of "unique access to Japan" mean?
1) A great chance to see Japanese cultural sites, eat delicious food and learn about Japanese traditions.
2) An opportunity to experience an authentic Japanese lifestyle by staying with host families.
3) A way to learn about modern Japan through interacting with local politicians, business people and teachers.
4) An opportunity to share your culture and volunteer your talents in activities with ordinary Japanese citizens, school children, etc.

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  • Growth 4.75
  • Support 5
  • Fun 5
  • Housing 5
  • Safety 5
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Yes, I recommend this program

A choice well taken

The overall prgramm was a really good experience, at first it's a bit intimidating to meet so many new people at once but there was no reason to be worried at all. The staff and the other participants were nice and all the host-families were welcoming.
The fear of maybe doing or saying somthing wrong didn't last for long either, because of the help I got from everyone.
I experienced the japanese livestyle from inside an that in three different households, it seems so different at the beginning and normal at the end because of the great hospitality, I really felt as if I was part of their families.
I got friends with everyone during those 3 weeks and am still in contact with some of them to this day.
It was 3 weeks of great people, interesting and fun experiences and a great first time in Japan.

101 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

An experience I will never forget!

World Campus Japan is an amazing program! I have never thought to experience Japan in such a unique way. All my expectations were topped, day by day.

I got so close with my host families and felt so at home, although I stayed only one week with each. They are really kind and interested in you and your culture and it is great to show them your country and the way you live. Moreover, you experience the japanese lifestyle in the best way. I felt like being part of them, as I saw everything in a non-touristic way.
You have the possibility to discover every domain of Japan, like their delicious food, pop culture, nature. I got the chance to go to Akihabara in Tokyo, to see shinto shrines and to talk to the Governor of Ibaraki! And japanese food is the best food I‘ ve ever eaten (I swear!) I missed it so much back home.
And you meet so many great and interesting people. I made good friends and it makes me happy that they‘re from all over the world! We got all very close and I felt like being part of one big family.
The progam helped me to get more openminded and I developed a lot, especially in interaction with other people and in overcoming the fear of talking in front of a lot of people. You really expand your comfort zone.

I can only recommend it as you gain so much from this amazing program. I will definitely do it again and I‘m looking forward to discovering Japan one more time!

106 people found this review helpful.
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Bror Johannes
Yes, I recommend this program

Best way to get introduced to Japan from a inside perspective


My name is Bror and I was a participant in world campus the summer of 2018, I participated in session 2 and 3 which was in Osaka, Nara, Isehara, Mito, Abiko and Tama. In this program we had 1 week per area and 1 host family per area. I decided to go for 2 sessions instead of doing one.

I cannot overstate how great my experience with world campus was, it was truly one of the best things in my life.

Needless to say, this has been one of the best experiences of my life, not only have I gotten many contacts in terms of host families but I have also got multiple Japanese friends in Japan, furthermore I have some amazing people which was participating in the program with me.

If you’re looking for a great experience in Japan, this is it

107 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

What an experience!

This was an amazing experience! I had so much fun, and I learned so much along the way.
All of the organized day time activities were well planned, and gave us a unique opportunity to challenge ourselves and learn about Japanese culture. My favorite activity day was the time we a "culture fare" at the local community center. Japanese traditional dancing, instruments, art and games, all gathered at one place. Experiencing Japan in a nut shell this way was very interesting, and i enjoyed it!
My favorite activity was during one of the last days in session 1. We went to a katana sword smith, and got to learn about the process when making a katana. After learning about the history of the sword, and watching him demonstrate parts of the process, we also got to try holding and using the sword. Holding a 40 000 dollar weapon made me quite nervous. But when i finally got to show the tatami-mat who's boss, I was overwhelmed with joy.
This program is filled with diversity. Last year i traveled with people from over 10 different countries. So in addition to learning about Japan and Japanese culture, I also got to experience many other cultures as well. The participants were fun and friendly people, and i became really close with many of them. The good atmosphere among the travelers also played a part in making it such a great experience.
I cant wait to go again!

110 people found this review helpful.

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