• Japan
    • Fukuoka

Program Details

Immersion Level
Class Size
Private Lessons
Apartment Guesthouse Host Family


What's Included
Accommodation Some Activities Airport Transfers Classes Wifi
What's Not Included
Some Activities Airfare Domestic Airfare Meals Transportation Visa
Dec 09, 2019
Sep 26, 2020
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About Program

Whether you want to work in Japan, to fully understand its culture or to explore its preserved nature, the first step to reach your goal in Japan is to learn the Japanese language. Why only attend group classes when you could also have private classes to focus on your priorities?

In this course, you will have 20 Japanese classes per week plus 4 private classes each week. You won’t only use classrooms, but also go outside to practice in real conditions. In addition, you can choose what you want to focus on together with your teacher during your own private classes, and boost your weak points!

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

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Program Highlights

  • Learn Japanese language easier than ever by immersing yourself in intensive Japanese classes
  • Study 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
  • Take part in social events and day trips all over Kyushu, the Southern island of Japan

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Program Reviews

9.67 Rating
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  • Instruction 9.8
  • Support 9.7
  • Fun 9.8
  • Housing 9.3
  • Value 9.4
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Yes, I recommend this program

Learning Japanese in Fukuoka

I had been working in Japan for several months already in an import/export company, and it bothered me that I wasn't able to speak Japanese properly. I mean, it's quite convenient that everyone in my company speaks English, but I just couldn't make any progress in Japanese even though I was living and working in Japan. So I signed up for classes with Meiji Academy and finally got a solid knowledge of Japanese which it's amazing! This school is great, the teachers are talented and nice and it was a very good use of my time. I made new friends in Fukuoka and they showed me many places I didn't know. Taking these classes was definitely the best thing to do!

23 people found this review helpful.
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Got much confidence in Japanese

I took a Japanese option at university but the level is not very high, so I took advantage of my trip to Japan to take lessons directly on site. I saw that some of the staff were European so it gave me confidence. And I think that I did well to trust them because they immediately understood my needs. The director and the other foreigners of this school are also people who have gone through the learning of Japanese, and they clearly know what they are doing. The teachers are all Japanese and it's really great to learn quickly. We are not dealing with a single teacher, but several, which is great for getting used to different accents and different ways of speaking. In addition the majority of them are rather young (in their thirties) so it was very easy to talk about pop culture with them. I had an absolutely magical stay in Fukuoka and made incredible friends from all over the world. I was able to practice Japanese with native speakers during the activities and language exchanges, and that is what helped me most to speak with confidence.

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

Very nice experience in southern Japan

I always asked so many questions to my teachers but they never lost their patience! :p This language program helped me gain self confidence. I improved so much in Japanese and I realized that I was actually capable of learning a new language. While in class, I felt like I wasn’t making any progress, but then we attended some language exchange with actual Japanese students and, boy, did it show that I spoke proper Japanese. I could chat away with them fairly easily! We had classes every day and learned very quickly. The private classes were very useful to work on specific grammar or themes. The staff was nice and welcoming. On the first day, they added me on LINE and we could contact them at any moment. During the first week, I was placed in a group with two girls, and from the second week, another guy from England arrived. We became quite close thanks to all the activities Meiji organized for us.

20 people found this review helpful.
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I miss Japan and I miss my friends

The course I chose was called "Intensive Japanese Course". I wanted to face a new challenge and learn Japanese, if possible in Japan directly. I read that Meiji Academy was an amazing school so I chose them. I can confirm that it is a wonderful school and that you won't regret taking part in their programs !
We had amazing teachers. They were very clear and easy to understand while and teaching us Japanese. The staff was friendly and helpful in many ways explaining how the use transportation, providing good accommodation and holding fun activities. It was so pleasant to be surrounded by open minded people from different backgrounds. We all became friends and I miss them so much.
I definitely recommend this program for anyone wanting to learn Japanese in Japan ! I am coming back as soon as possible !

19 people found this review helpful.
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Improvement beyond expectation

I always knew I would learn Japanese someday. I dreamed of traveling to Japan ever since middle school and I finally realised my dream! I started taking some Japanese classes at uni, but it wasn't enough and I wasn't improving that much. With Meiji Academy, I really liked the private classes they offered. Even the group classes were only with three or four other students. It was way more efficient that my Japanese lessons at uni with more than 20 people! I found this school thanks to the Facebook page of my university because some other students took part in this programme before. It was a really good choice. I had a blast with those fantastic humans at Meiji Academy and my Japanese improved so much! Fukuoka is a brilliant place located on Kyushu. My best memory is the strawberry picking that the school organised. Strawberries are famous in Fukuoka and it was so yummy!!

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

Learning the Japanese language

Meiji Academy is a nice language school with people from all over the world. I made significant improvements while studying there. The atmosphere is perfect to stay focus on learning Japanese and enjoying Japan. The journey was tiring with a very long flight and a stop in Taiwan before arriving in Fukuoka, but it worth it!
We took part in some excursions and events with the school, which were a really good point. I think that language exchanges were the best activities. It was a good way to meet Japanese students and practice Japanese with natives. I would recommend you to take part in the activities organized by meiji because this is something you will remember forever!

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

Hard work is always rewarded!

Learning a new Language is not something easy that you can achieve by studying from time to time. You need to focus on it and work hard. Learning Japanese was one of my goals for 2019, but it was so difficult to study and stay motivated alone. Then I read a Book called "The one Thing" (that I recommend btw) and it made me realized that the best way to achieve something is to put all your energy into one thing. So this is exactly what I did when I came to Fukuoka and started studying at Meiji. I listened to my teachers' guidance, I worked hard every day and my Japanese level really improved a lot!

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
I would advice them to set goals. For example:
"At the end of the first week, I will be able to order at restaurant without help and ask for directions on the subway, all in Japanese."
This is an example, but I think that goals really help to stay motivated and focused.
22 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

A great understanding of Japan

Studying at Meiji was fun, everyone was nice and seemed happy to meet me. I was quite busy with all the classes and activities, with just enough time to rest and do some things by myself. I wish my best friend could have come with me, but unfortunately, she couldn't. Anyway, I met many people there, so I had a lot of fun! It was not my first contact with the Japanese language, I had a kind of basis before, but it was nothing compared to everything I learned at this school. I recommend Meiji to everyone who wants to discover a more authentic experience than just having the famous Tokyo-Kyoto-Osaka tour. Fukuoka is drastically different, with not so many foreigners and more opportunities. Traveling is about visiting new places, but I think it's also about learning the culture and the language of the country. In my opinion, going to a language school is the best way to travel!

22 people found this review helpful.

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