Program Guide:

Language & Culture in Japan, Fall 2024

September 11 - November 20, 2024

Day-by-day itinerary

Note: This itinerary is subject to change due to availability and local conditions at the time of departure.

Traveling smart


Pack two weeks’ worth of what you will need. You’ll have the opportunity to do laundry and you’ll want to leave room for souvenirs. Neutral colors and accessories make mixing and matching easy. The most important thing to bring is comfortable walking shoes. Additionally “athleisure” is not super common in Japan, so we suggest assembling a capsule wardrobe. We also ask you prepare to be visiting places–such as temples–that require modest clothing (knees and shoulders covered).

Whatever your personal spending habits are, it’s important to anticipate your expenses and budget accordingly so that you can travel care-free with more time to enjoy participating in your program. While many meals and activities are included during your EF Gap program, we want to help you build a realistic budget for additional expenses so that you can fully enjoy trying the local cuisine, participating in activities in your free time, and, of course, shopping for souvenirs to bring back home.

Packing list
Budgeting guide

Making the most of your program

To make the most of your time during your program, this section gives some helpful context and resources for the locations you’ll visit during your program.

Safety & Support

EF Gap Year is a key part of EF’s expansive global network. With a presence in over 120 countries, 52,000 staff, 600 schools and offices, and over 400 community partners our team has your back and is always available to help you succeed on your journey.

Your global support network
Questions about your upcoming program?

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