Japan

When you hear the word 'Japan', what do you think of? Does your mind fill with images of ancient temples or futuristic cities? Do you see visions of mist-shrouded hills or lightning-fast bullet trains? Whatever image you have of Japan, it's probably accurate, because it's all there. Not to mention Japan is one of the easiest countries in which to travel.

Overall I had a fantastic time. My host family was fantastic and they made me feel at home. Japan offers many after school club activities which were a great opportunity to meet people and involve myself in traditional Japanese activities. I loved my host family. They were very generous and always patient with me. I feel very lucky to have been placed with such lovely people.

Kirsty Rourke – Short program to Japan

My exchange… Where do I start? I think I should start with how much I have grown as a person, maturity wise and also in my independence (I traveled to Japan alone!) Since I have been here I have learnt more than I ever thought my brain could take. Before I came to Japan I didn’t really know Japanese so the moment I got off the plane was like a slap in the face, but one that I had asked for and wanted. Within a month I felt like I was home. I had friends, the best host family anyone could ever ask for and was used to Japanese life. I love learning the culture differences and visiting places that are unique to Japan. I am now half way through my exchange and I feel as if I understand the language and the people here. This has been the best experience of my life, words can't even explain, the only thing I can say is come and see for yourself!!

Penny - Year to Japan

Short Programs Long Programs Language Criteria Immunisation Gap Year Online Video Scholarships Discounts
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Next available departures for Japan

Length Departure Fee Application deadline Early Bird deadline Scholarship deadline
Length5 months DepartureAug 2018 FeeAU $9300 Application deadline15/02/2018 Early Bird deadline31/10/2017 Scholarship deadline31/10/2017
Length10 months DepartureAug 2018 FeeAU $10300 Application deadline15/02/2018 Early Bird deadline31/10/2017 Scholarship deadline31/10/2017
Length2 months DepartureNov 2018 FeeAU $7300 Application deadline30/06/2018 Early Bird deadline31/03/2018
Length3 months DepartureNov 2018 FeeAU $7800 Application deadline30/06/2018 Early Bird deadline31/03/2018
Length5 months DepartureMar 2019 FeeAU $9300 Application deadline15/09/2018 Early Bird deadline31/03/2018 Scholarship deadline31/03/2018
Length10 months DepartureMar 2019 FeeAU $10300 Application deadline15/09/2018 Early Bird deadline31/03/2018 Scholarship deadline31/03/2018

It's not too late to apply for a Scholarship or Early Bird Discount

If you are planning to go on exchange between April - September 2018 and want to reduce the price of your program, then don't leave it until the last minute!  Our next deadline for Scholarship and Early Bird Discount applications is Tuesday 31st October 2017.

 

Please note that

  • Japan requires a minimum of one year’s prior study and applicants must provide a brief, hand-written letter in Japanese to the potential host family.
  • Applicants must also provide a movie of self introduction in Japanese (max. 1 minute).
  • Any student who is currently in their final year of high school cannot apply for a January departure the following year. Japan does not accept recent graduates or GAP Year applicants.
  • Students must be 15 and a half at the time school starts in Japan, which is 01 April. (applies to all program arrivals)
  • Japan does not accept students who are vegan or vegetarian.