I am so glad I decided to do the Empowerment Progam! In the program you travel between different cities each week for one month. I was lucky to be able to stay with such kind and heart warming host families during my stay. (To this day I still keep in contact often with them). The families go out of their way to make the week you stay with them so special. In addition, on the weekends they take you to Japan's tourist sites and local delicacies. GPI US inc takes very good care of their instructors, and provides (airfare, accomodation, travel, food, and a stipend). Going on this trip made me realize how much I enjoy teaching high school students, and how lovely of a country Japan is. If I could, I would 100% go back with this program!