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Land in Tokyo for orientation, where you will begin Japanese classes and practice writing systems like hiragana and kanji. Your language skills will develop through 60+ hours of direct exposure in formal classes, with host family interactions, peer-to-peer practice, and more. Because English is not widely spoken in Japan, you will have countless opportunities for immersion. You’ll also enjoy sushi and indulge in handmade noodles at the city’s famed ramen shops. You will learn what Tokyo’s exciting and unique districts have to offer, including anime and manga in Akihabara and the colorful fashion scene in Harajuku.
Continue practicing your Japanese and deepen your understanding of culture and family life during your host community visit. Learn to cook homemade soba noodles or roll your own sushi with your host family. Participate in cultural activities such as the art of Japanese calligraphy, learn Zen meditation, or experience a traditional tea ceremony.
- Learn Japanese through intensive language training and fun activities.
- Dive into Japan’s culture and history through museum and historic site visits.
- Go on an adventure through the city by getting around using public transportation, joining a scavenger hunt, and sampling Japanese cuisine.
- Engage in language exchange with local students and learn about Japan’s youth culture from them.
- Learn about Shibuya, the center of Japanese youth fashion and culture.
The Experiment in International Living Scholarships
The Experiment in International Living offers a variety of need-based and merit-based scholarships to worthy high school students looking to participate in their program. The eligibility requirements vary depending on where you live and other demographics -- and your GPA is taken into account for some scholarships too.