Interested in Japan? Learn Japanese culture directly from your classmates and host family! As you are exposed to native Japanese speakers, your language abilities and connection to the culture will grow. Students on semester and year programs will attend high school, where they will get the full Japanese educational experience. While on program, students will have the opportunity to visit important historic and cultural sites on day trips both with your host family and with YFU Japan.
In addition to year and semester programs, YFU offers a six-week summer program to Japan. As with longer term programs, students live with a carefully selected host family and have the chance to attend school on an audit basis (no credit provided). Tuition and scholarship opportunities are available for Japan summer programs. To learn more about Japan and YFU scholarships, please visit the YFU USA website.
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-Placement with a host family
-Enrollment in a local Japanese high school
-Domestic and international travel
-A three-day, Japan-specific orientation in Berkeley, CA (summer program)
-Pre-program support by trained YFU staff
-Support from a YFU Japan Area Representative while on program