Explore Japan and learn Japanese while living in the heart of this sprawling metropolis.
Fall 2021 Program Dates:
Nov 6 – Dec 19
$8,995, flights included.
Dive into Japanese culture and explore one of the most iconic cities in the Pacific Rim. Build your independence, expand your skill set, and make friends for life. You’ll return home with a clearer understanding of yourself and your goals—whether it's making decisions about your future, or continuing to travel and see the world.
Kick off your program with an Orientation Tour across Osaka, Hiroshima, and Tokyo, where you'll see the sights, learn how to be a responsible traveler, and bond as a group.
Live with a local host and take Japanese classes at EF's Language Campus in Tokyo during weekdays. You'll have lots of free time to travel through organized excursions or on your own.
Every week, you'll engage in leadership development programming that will help you discover your strengths and chart your own path in life.
Orientation Tour 7 nights
Take a walking tour of Osaka's Dotonbori canal street, famous for its neon signs and sumptuous street food.
Delve into this city's complex past with a trip the Peace Memorial Park and Museum. Visit the iconic Itsukushima Shrine, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Explore Tokyo's characterful neighborhoods—such as Akihabara Electric Town, which draws anime and video game-lovers from around the world. Find your zen at the Meiji Shinto Shrine, and get acquainted with your home for the next 5 weeks.
After your Orientation Tour, you'll move to a homestay in Tokyo and take language classes on the EF campus. Our language school is located in the popular Shibuya area and boasts stunning views of the Tokyo skyline.
Tokyo is sometimes called “a city of cities” because it consists of 26 cities located within one metropolitan area—each with its own unique character. From the fashion-forward streets of Harajuku to the throngs of working professionals in Shibuya, the city presents endless opportunities for people watching. Seek refuge from the bustle of urban life by visiting a Shinto shrine or peaceful residential neighborhoods littered with charming cafés and gardens.
While living in Tokyo, be mindful of unspoken cultural norms, and greet every experience with an open mind (and palate).
Through a combination of weekly facilitated workshops and your own experience living abroad, you’ll find your strengths, learn more about the world, and chart your own path forward.
Experience Japanese culture through living with a local host, as well as activities such as a cooking class or facilitated visit to a Japanese business.
Discover your unique strengths and how to leverage them for personal and professional success. Reflect and define your own life goals.
Build the foundations of independence by learning how to navigate a new city, stick to a budget, and manage your time. These skills will help you in college, your career, and beyond.
The tuition for this 6-week program is $8,995.
Our Gap Year Consultants are ready to answer any questions you have and enroll you on our program.