Alex Polk (USA | Alumnus Summer 2012)
The top two reasons that WCJ was great for me are the convenient logistics as well as the opportunity to bond with other students from different countries. I was able to be totally immersed and out of my comfort zone in Japan even for a relatively short stay. It also offered me the ability to explore an entirely different culture amongst participants from various countries. I learned more about Japan in one week than I had my entire life.
Sami Batescoff (Israel | Alumnus Summer 2017)
Visiting Japan is very different from experiencing it: Through World Campus - Japan I got to actually experience Japan. The program is a great boundary breaker between foreigners and the Japanese. Through the program I met many new people and established new family members!
Sabine Boom (The Netherlands | Alumna Summer 2017)
After spending an amazing 3 week session with this program in 2016, it was a no-brainer for me to join all 3 sessions in 2017 too. I learned so much about Japan. The families and communities are so welcoming and fun! You do everything with a group of people from all around the world, getting closer with them in 3 weeks than you'd ever expect.
Rianne de Rijke (The Netherlands | Alumna Summer 2012)
I have participated in the World Campus - Japan program three times now. I love that we can experience Japanese culture by going into the school and taking part in community activities. Being among people from many countries and living with host families, I pick up new skills every time I participate and I feel like a better person when I go home again.
Sauche Eiland (USA | Alumna Summer 2014)
Joining WCI has been a life-changing journey I will treasure for life. Whether it is interacting with Japanese elementary kids or having discussions with politicians and majors, everyday expands ones social circles and cultural understanding. If one is looking for adventure, cultural insight, and fun, then World Campus International is the answer.
Ellis Jones (UK | Alumnus Summer 2014)
I’ve been interested in visiting Japan and experience its culture for years. However, I knew that visiting as a tourist would not let me experience the real Japan. WCI has given me the opportunity to try out lots of exciting activities, such as participating in a real tea ceremony and visiting one of Japan’s famous katana swordsmiths. If you are going to Japan next summer, be sure to check out WCI!
Aimee Morales (USA | Alumna Summer 2016)
I couldn’t be happier with my choice to join World Campus. Learning about Japan and its wonderful history was an experience of a lifetime. Each activity we did was new to me and I enjoyed every bit of it. In the program your host families become part of your real family in just one week. I made many new friends I couldn’t have without joining this program and I learned a lot by stepping out of my comfort zone and try new things.
Isak Odén (Sweden | Alumnus Summer 2016)
In World Campus - Japan you will be able to experience parts of Japanese culture and life which you would never be able to unless you were a native. It is an amazing experience for all those who are interested in Japanese culture or if you want to experience something unique with people from all over the world.
“The reason I joined World Campus was because it offered an unique inside perspective of Japan. That’s why it appealed a lot to me and to my friends.
The experiences I've been through with World Campus and my host families can't easily be described in just a couple of sentences. But it has become something very treasurable to me! I will never forget the summer in which I joined World Campus. Here I gained a lot of different experiences. I also made a lot of new friends and have become part of several families.”
“Today World Campus Japan took us to Yuipia, where we got to share world views with local volunteers and university students. I’m glad I had an opportunity to meet so many peers from this culture.
I’m sure that many people we met today learned that cultures can have a great laugh together even without a common language - just being friendly and open to new experiences can bridge the biggest of gaps. This was certainly how I and the others felt by the time we left anyway!”
World Campus International offers you Unique Access to Japan through the program World Campus-Japan, where you not only will have the chance to meet people from all over the world and learn about their culture and values but you will also be able to get to know japanese culture from the inside, becoming part of the family you stay with for a week and contributing to make the community you visit a much better place, and if this is not enough for you, World Campus-Japan also offers you the opportunity to share your culture, values, talents and personality at the end of the week stay at our Arigato Event (Thank-You event), a moment to thank the communities we visit, through music and art.
Get to know Japan, its people, culture and values traveling with people from all over the world. Only with World Campus-Japan!
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In World Campus-Japan you will find participants from over 15 countries. Travel with them through Japan and learn about their cultures, languages, backgrounds, religions and value systems.
Learn about the world and Japanese culture through seminars, personal experiences and interaction with community activists and political leaders. In World Campus Japan we learn by doing, not in a classroom!
Traveling in World Campus-Japan you get the amazing pportunity of staying in Local families that open their home and hearts to welcome you into their lives. You will become part of a real japanese community for a whole week.
In World Campus-Japan you will lead and participate in activities in which you will have the opportunity to meet members of the community. This interaction develops compassion and gives you skills for your future while contributing to make the community you visit, a much better place.
Session 1: June 15th - July 4th
Isa, Kagoshima (鹿児島県伊佐市)
Kumamoto, Kumamoto (熊本県熊本市)
Uda, Nara (奈良県宇陀市)
Session 2: July 5th - July 24th
Suita, Osaka (大阪府吹田市)
Ueda, Nagano (長野県上田市)
Session 3: July 25th - August 13th
Abiko, Chiba (千葉県我孫子市)
Mito, Ibaraki (茨城県水戸市)
Tama, Tokyo (東京都多摩市)
*The above schedule is “Tentative” and the placement of the cities or areas is subject to change.