Study in Japan


High School Programs

AFS Intercultural Programs USA
310 SW 4th Avenue
Portland, OR 97204-2608 USA
Phone: 1-800-AFS-INFO

ASSE has four regional offices. If you are not sure which region to contact, the office you call will direct you to the correct one. The website is the same regardless of region

Western Office of ASSE   
105 Central Way, Suite 201   
Kirkland, WA 98033   
Phone: 425-803-9490   
Toll Free: 1-800-733-2773   
Fax: 425-828-1987   

Midwestern Office of ASSE

AYUSA International
2226 Bush Street
San Francisco, CA 94115 USA
Phone: 1-800-727-4540 ext. 543

Academic-year, semester and summer programs are available. In order to be eligible for the academic year and semester programs, students must have studied the Japanese language for at least 6 months. The summer program has no language requirements. All participants live with a homestay family.

300 Fore Street
Portland, ME 04101 USA
Phone: 1-800-40-STUDY

EF Education First
2 Education St.
Cambridge, MA 02141
Phone: 1-800-457-1300

Experiment in International Living
World Learning
Kipling Road
P.O. Box 676
Brattleboro, VT 05302-0676 USA
Phone: 802-257-7751
Toll Free: 1-800-345-2929
Fax: 802-258-3428

This four-week summer program focuses on language and culture. Participants spend a few days exploring Tokyo, followed by three weeks living with a host family and studying the Japanese language and culture. No previous language skills required.

Foreign Language Study Abroad Service (FLSAS) arranges language intensive programs in Japan for students of all ages, including high school students. Specialties include a Teen Semester Abroad program and summer programs with homestays. Periods of study range from several weeks to as long as the student wishes. Transferable credit is arranged. For details see

Greenheart Travel
200 W. Superior St., Suite 300
Chicago, Illinois 60654 USA

1-888-227-6231 (Toll-Free)

High school students have the chance to spend a trimester, semester or academic year living with a host family, attending a local high school, and experiencing day-to-day life in Japan. Must have at least 2 years of Japanese language instruction or receive a level 4 on the Japanese-Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) to be eligible to apply.

New Perspectives:Japan Program
The Laurasian Institution
12345 Lake City Way, NE, #151
Seattle, WA 98125
Toll Free: 1-800-721-7474
Fax: 425-398-8245

NorthWest Student Exchange
1314 NE 56th St. Suite 100
Seattle, WA 98105
Phone: (206) 985-4085
Fax:    (206) 527-0338

Osaka Girls' Senior High School
International Student Program
2-8-19 Tennoji-cho, Minami
Abeno-ku, Osaka 545-0002
Tel: (+81) 6-6719-2801
Fax: 06-6714-0045

Rotary International
One Rotary Center
1560 Sherman Ave.
Evanston, Illinois 60201, USA
Phone: 847-866-3000
Fax: 847-328-8554 or 847-328-8281

Rotary International sends high school students on summer and short-term programs, and offers scholarships through its local, regional, and state clubs. See the web site for more information.

Temple University, Japan Campus
2-8-12 Minami Azabu, Minato-ku
Tokyo 106-0047, Japan
Tel: +81=3=5441=9800

Two Worlds United Educational Foundation
940 Enchanted Way, # 104
Simi Valley, California 93065 USA
Phone: 805-581-9191
Fax: 805-581-6079
Toll Free: 1-888-271-6809

Year-long, semester and summer programs to Japan are available. All programs include homestays. The year-long and semester programs place participants in Japanese schools, but the summer program has optional language classes.

World Campus International
Dai 2 Ebisu Heights #101
4-17-8 Ebisu, Shibuya-ku
Tokyo 150-0013, Japan
Phone in the US: 303-495-2078
Phone in Japan: (+81) 3-3473-1120
Toll Free in the US and Canada: 1-866-595-6323

Youth For Understanding USA
6400 Goldboro Rd., Suite 100
Bethesda, MD 20817 USA
Phone: 1-800-833-6243 (1-800-TEENAGE)