Location
  • Japan
    • Fukuoka
Language
Japanese

Program Details

Housing
Apartment Guesthouse Host Family

Pricing

What's Included
Accommodation Airport Transfers Classes Some Activities Wifi
What's Not Included
Airfare Domestic Airfare Meals Some Activities Transportation Visa
Nov 01, 2019
May 08, 2024
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About Program

Meiji Academy provides high standard beginner to advanced level Japanese language courses. You can choose from a wide variety of classes to create a study schedule that fits your needs and interests.

Choose courses like Standard Japanese, Intensive Japanese, Japanese Business, Pop Culture, or Traditional Culture and add additional private or Kanji classes, if you want. You create your own personal study schedule! With a very strong focus on conversation, each class accommodates up to six students, so that each and every student gets the attention they need.

After class, you will have time to join various social events and explore the sunny port city of Fukuoka! As a low-key city, Fukuoka is the perfect place to study Japanese as you experience the Japanese way of life together with your new friends. Meiji Academy and Fukuoka are your gateways into Japan - Adventure awaits!

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Program Highlights

  • Learn Japanese in small classes and take private lessons from dedicated teachers!
  • Find new friends from all over the world and discover everything Fukuoka has to offer!
  • Experience the Japanese way of life, choosing between a Japanese host family, an international share house, or your own apartment!
  • Learn business Japanese from teachers who have in-depth knowledge about the Japanese business world!
  • Take part in social events and day trips all over Kyushu, the Southern island of Japan!

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Program Reviews

4.97 Rating
based on 38 reviews
  • 5 rating 97.37%
  • 4 rating 2.63%
  • 3 rating 0%
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  • Instruction 4.95
  • Support 4.95
  • Fun 5
  • Housing 4.8
  • Value 4.95
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Pascal
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Drumming Up Success: My Thrilling Internship Journey at Meiji Internships

I had the most enriching experience during my internship at Meiji Internships. From the moment I stepped in, I was warmly welcomed and superbly supported throughout my time there. Not only did we receive excellent guidance from the staff, but we also had numerous opportunities to engage in activities outside of work hours, which really added to the overall experience.

The tasks assigned to us were both stimulating and challenging, allowing me to apply and enhance the skills I had acquired. The dynamic nature of the work kept me engaged and motivated, and I truly felt like a valued member of the team.

One highlight of my internship was undoubtedly the Taiko drumming session. It was not only a fun and memorable experience but also a great way to bond with my colleagues and immerse myself in Japanese culture.

Overall, my internship at Meiji Internships was nothing short of exceptional. The supportive environment, coupled with the exciting tasks and enriching experiences, made it a truly rewarding journey. I am grateful for the opportunity to have been a part of such a fantastic team and would highly recommend Meiji Internships to anyone seeking a fulfilling internship experience.

20 people found this review helpful.
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Alexandre
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Mon experience à Meiji

J'ai passé 3 mois à Meiji Academy et c'était le feu !
Les cours sont très bien organisé. Tout d'abord les 4h de cours par jour (3h si vous n'êtes que 2 dans votre classe) sont tout à fait suffisant. Juste ce qu'il faut pour vous laisser du temps pour profiter de la vie avant ou après les cours. Les profs sont différents chaque jours. Cela peut paraître moins bien pour le suivi mais avec le temps j'ai apprécié avoir différentes méthodes de travaille. Le suivi est très bien géré également. L'accueille de l'école est à l'écoute et près à vous aider dès que possible. Merci à eux !

En sharehouse c'était génial ! Même si on peut parfois se sentir un peu serré car nous étions 9 dans une maison sans salon, 1 salle de bain et 2 toilettes, la cuisine étant notre seul lieu de vie commune. Mais malgré cela, le fait d'avoir sa chambre individuelle rend la collocation très agréable. J'ai toujours eu des colloc super ouvert d'esprit, propre et respectueux. La maison était dans un quartier huppé à 35min de marche de l'école. Evidemment il y avait un arrêt de bus juste à coté. Bref si vous aimez avoir le choix d'avoir de la compagnie ou non, je recommande la sharehouse !

Très bonne expérience que ce soit dans l'école mais également dans la ville, qui à une population assez jeune comparé à d'autres villes du Japon. Je recommande à 100% !

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I spent 3 months at Meiji Academy and it was fire!
The courses are very well organized. First of all, the 4 hours of lessons per day (3 hours if there are only 2 of you in your class) are completely sufficient. Just what you need to give you time to enjoy life before or after class. The teachers are different every day. This may not seem as good for follow-up, but over time I appreciated having different working methods. The follow-up is also very well managed. The school reception is attentive and ready to help you as soon as possible. Thanks to them !

In sharehouse it was great! Even if we can sometimes feel a little tight because there were 9 of us in a house without a living room, 1 bathroom and 2 toilets, the kitchen being our only common living space. But despite this, having your own room makes sharing a room very pleasant. I have always had super open-minded, clean and respectful roommates. The house was in an upscale neighborhood, a 35-minute walk from the school. Obviously there was a bus stop right next door. In short, if you like having the choice of having company or not, I recommend the sharehouse!

Very good experience both in the school but also in the city, which has a fairly young population compared to other cities in Japan. I recommend 100%!

53 people found this review helpful.
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Mary
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Best of the bunch!

This was not my first time studying at a language school in Japan, but it definitely stands out as one of the best experiences I’ve had so far. There are a lot of ‘cowboy’ language schools that us foreigners unfortunately fall into far too often, but I can say that Meiji is anything but that! The school’s location is very easily reachable and the school feels very welcoming. The teaching staff (as well as all of the other staff) are the highlight of this school! Always beaming and eager to hear about your experiences in Japan. It’s really the perfect environment to learn Japanese.

This is without a doubt a 10/10 language school, I truly hope theres a chance I can return there in the future.

97 people found this review helpful.
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Niklas
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

I would recommend these Japanese lessons.

I studied here for 2 months in Fukuoka and the lessons were very good. My teachers was easy to understand and they were always so very patient, even when my Japanese was struggling, and they motivate me to keep on trying. Meiji Academy also arranged for me to have a homestay with a really nice Japanese family, who showed me a lot of the Japanese culture and I was glad as I got to see the real Japanese home life. I made lots of friends in Fukuoka because the people of Kyushu are really kind, and I will continue staying friends with them for a long time, I hope to welcome some of them to Germany some time!

106 people found this review helpful.
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Alison
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Incredible Japanese School!

I came here with a good friend as we wanted to learn at least the basics of Japanese at the start of our stay in Japan. Meiji taught us everything we needed to know in a very efficient way, no time was wasted and at our request the teachers taught us a lot of useful Japanese that you’d actually use in daily life. For example conversations in a restaurant, in a konbini, at the airport, etc.

We had a lot of fun in Fukuoka, it is really an amazing city that in many ways reminded me of Australia - especially by Momochi beach where everyone is so chill! It’s definitely one of the lesser known spots in Japan so I would recommend it to anybody who’s looking for a more unique experience.

95 people found this review helpful.
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Charlotte
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Amazing value for money

For the price we paid, our lessons with Meiji Academy couldn't have been better. Our lessons were taught by native Japanese born and bred in Fukuoka, so not only did they teach us Japanese, but also a lot about their amazing city. The structure of the lessons was easy to follow and meant that it was easy to track our progress, we made a lot of progress!

I guess the whole advantage of doing Japanese lessons in Japan is the fact you get to experience the culture first hand. Outside of our lessons we were able to explore a lot of Fukuoka and the many amazing places in the surrounding Kyushu.

We came with a working holiday visa so our time in Japan has not yet come to an end, but Meiji Academy definitely gave us a good enough introduction to the language to make our stay here a lot more enjoyable.

93 people found this review helpful.
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Jack
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Great time learning in a tourist-free Japan

My time with Meiji Academy is unfortunately coming to an end this week. It’s been an amazing 2 months, and I’ve learnt a lot during my time here. Meiji not only taught me Japanese in a fun and efficient way, but they also introduced their amazing city to me. Fukuoka is such an underrated place (even better with no tourists), I’d seen all the reviews raving about Fukuoka but now I know for myself :)

The structure of the course was excellent, it is clear to me that they tailor their teaching style to their students as we had a thorough discussion about my goals with Japanese before we started and they taught me accordingly. We worked through a textbook at a suitable pace, which was useful as I could easily track my progress. The teachers are really enthusiastic about Japanese, and are always really motivating and happy to see you progress.

I would definitely recommend Meiji Academy for anybody learning Japanese!

99 people found this review helpful.
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Kaley
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Authentic Japanese Experience

I studied with Meiji at their school in Fukuoka and I had an amazing time! The staff are all so kind and helpful, they really make you feel at home even though you’re on another side of the globe. The lessons were well-taught, and I ultimately gained a lot of confidence with the language. The benefit of actually being in Japan when studying is that the practice never stops! After classes I would go out and use what I’d learnt in real scenarios, which is actually fun once you get over that first initial barrier of fear. If you’re looking for a real authentic Japanese experience, give Tokyo a miss and head for Fukuoka! The people here are so down-to-earth and easy-going, just being here every day makes you feel at ease. Plus, the city really has everything you need - beaches, shopping, city life, food, easy transport etc. etc. It's a super liveable city. Be wary of the climate though! Kyushu summers are famous for being hell on earth, you’ll have to quickly get used to being drenched in sweat 24/7.

108 people found this review helpful.

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