Learn or improve your Japanese
and make lifelong friends through an unforgettable
3 weeks in Japan.
What makes Ayusa so special? We pride ourselves in not only teaching you Japanese, but providing you with a complete cultural immersion experience. Through daily excursions, such as going to a traditional Japanese hot spring, students will learn the cultural differences between America and Japan.
However, anyone can provide tourist-like activities. Unlike other programs, Ayusa offers various opportunities to interact with local Japanese people. Volunteer at Japanese elementary schools, make friends at a Japanese high school, and visit real Japanese households. Just as Ayusa students from Japan have been able to fully experience America through personal interactions, we now provide you with the chance to do the same in Japan.
Enjoy cultural exchanges with Japanese locals through volunteer activities and high school visits, all while improving your Japanese.
Gain valuable volunteering experience by teaching and planning activities for Japanese children. People that are interested in working in Japan in the future or who want a global volunteer experience can use this to their advantage.
Japanese teachers are all certified with many years of experience and classes have a student-to-teacher ratio of about 10:1.
Deepen your exchange experience by visiting a Japanese high school and a local home and making lifelong friends.
Visit the unique Tokyo districts of Akihabara and Nihonbashi, take part in Japanese cooking and calligraphy lessons, see the Buddhist temple in Asakusa, the fashion district of Harajuku, and much more. Learn or improve your Japanese and make lifelong friends through an unforgettable three weeks in Japan.
You’ll spend one day at Tokyo DisneySea, the most unique Disney theme park in the world with its nautical theme. If that wasn’t enough, you’ll also visit the world-famous Fuji-Q Highland Amusement Park located near the base of Mt. Fuji and known for its intense and thrilling roller coasters and haunted houses.
Housing is at the Kawasaki City Youth House located just outside Tokyo. Laundry facilities are available.
Breakfast and dinner will be provided daily (with limited exceptions). Students are responsible for all other meals.
June 20 – July 11, 2020 (3 weeks)
Fee includes: Housing, most meals except lunch, Japanese language classes, volunteer activity, high school visit, home stay, activities, local transportation, and 24-hour supervision.
March 13, 2020
December 6, 2019 EXTENDED! and receive $600 off.
|Academics||Japanese language classes|
|Volunteer||Local elementary school|
|Excursions||Visits to Akihabara, Harajuku, Asaskusa and more, Fuji-Q Highland Amusement Park, Odaiba Oedo Onsen (hot springs), local high school visit, home stay, and more.|
3 nights and 4 days
|Date||July 11 – July 14|
|Note||The night of July 14 will be in Tokyo and you will return home on July 15 from Haneda or Narita airports.|
Kyoto is an ancient city that is rich in both history and culture. There are numerous temples, shrines, and castles including Kiyomizudera, Kinkakuji, Fushimi-Inari, and Nijo-jo. We also offer traditional activities such as Zen meditation, Yuzen dyeing, Japanese tea ceremony, and Japanese sweets making. (*A minimum number of participants must be reached in order to administrate the optional tour.)
July 11 – July 14 (3 nights and 4 days)
night of July 14 will be in Tokyo and you will return home on July 15 from Haneda or Narita airports
Fee includes: Guided tour, housing, meals except lunch, activities, round-trip bullet train from Tokyo to Kyoto, local transportation, and private bus.
March 13, 2020
December 6, 2019 EXTENDED! and get $500 off.