summer in Fukuoka, Japan

Live with a Japanese host family as you study Japanese and explore the local culture. Travel between June 30 to August 20 and stay 2 to 8 weeks.

Welcome to Japan! Everything you need to know about an individual study program in Fukuoka, Japan. Enjoy the moderate climate, lovely beaches, and colorful city life. It is a very modern city, and yet the home of some of the oldest festivals in the country. Start your day with delicious food, discover the city with new friends, and develop your Japanese skills through animated conversations with your hosts!

Trip Details

Type

Homestay with Japanese classes and activities

Travel

Independent travel. You will be met at the airport upon arrival.

Price

2 weeks: $2,675*

3 weeks: $3,750*

4 weeks: $4,825*

*Additional weeks: $1,075 each

Airfare not included.

Dates

Choose your summer dates between June 30 and August 20 and stay for 2 to 8 weeks!

Deadline to Apply

April 15th, 2019

Eligible for Scholarship?

Yes. Find out more about our summer abroad scholarship program!

Includes

Fun, interactive language classes that will change your idea of "summer school" forever. You will learn in small groups with teens from around the world. The language classes will help you build your communication skills, understand the local culture, and become comfortable in real-life language situations. The classes usually take place every weekday morning for three to four hours. On some days, you might venture out of the classroom to try out your language skills at a local market or in interviews with native speakers.

Full-day Saturday excursions in Fukuoka that invite you to dive into the local culture. Experience a traditional tea ceremony, learn how to make soba noodles, visit a graphic design school to see the evolution of a new manga, or try out Japanese martial arts. Excursions may lead you to a Shinto shrine, a museum, or the landmark Fukuoka tower.

Homestays that offer you a window into the local culture as well as additional chances to practice your language skills. Breakfast and dinner included. You'll have lunch at school or at one of the nearby noodle shops.

Local support by the local school staff and homestay coordinator who are available throughout your stay to help you make the most of your summer abroad.

Ground transportation to and from your arrival airport. You will be responsible for your transportation costs to and from school.

Orientation materials that include practical information about your host country and help you prepare for your adventure abroad.

ANDEO staff support for you and your parents throughout the application process, in your preparations, and during your stay abroad.

Comprehensive medical travel insurance.

PREREQUISITES

  • Age: 14-17
  • Have completed 1 year of Japanese study by the end of the 2018/19 school year.
  • Be curious about what daily life is like in another country, be ready to push yourself, and be motivated to put your Japanese skills to the test!

why travel with ANDEO?

We love homestays! We have specialized in homestay travel since 1981. We truly believe that the best way to experience another culture and improve your language skills is by sharing everyday life with a welcoming host family.

We have first-hand experience traveling and living with host families. Our staff members have all lived with host families abroad and understand the joys and challenges of homestays. We are ready to support you in your cross-cultural adventure.

ANDEO staff members have personally visited each of our partner schools and organizations, and we work directly with these partners to coordinate each program.

You will never be a number. Our programs are small and our service is personal. Even though we have worked with thousands of students, we are proud of the personalized service and strong support we give our participants (and their parents, too!).

Established in 1981, our mission is to promote cross-cultural understanding and friendship through homestays and educational programs.