Admissions Requirements & Program Fees

Admissions Requirements:

  • Be 17 years of age or older
  • Have conversational English skills or better
  • Be physically and mentally prepared to participate fully and safely for the entire program
  • Be open minded and adaptable to new environments and circumstances
  • Be motivated to share and present a variety of aspects of your own culture

2019 Sessions Participant Fees:

  • Session 1: 330,000 JPN Yen
  • Session 2: 330,000 JPN Yen
  • Session 3: 330,000 JPN Yen

Special Discounted Session Fee

Participant's discount is based on the following:

  1. How many three-weeks sessions he/she participates in.
  2. How many friends he/she participates with.

Based on
Number of Sessions
1 (3 weeks) 2 (6 weeks) 3 (9 weeks)
By yourself 330,000
(Basic Tuition)
(297,000) x 2 (247,500) x 3
1 297,000 (247,500) x 2 (247,500) x 3
2 247,500 (247,500) x 2 (247,500) x 3
3 247,500 (247,500) x 2 (247,500) x 3
4 247,500 (247,500) x 2 (247,500) x 3

E-mail if you have questions about our discount.

What the Fees / Sponsorships Pay for:

  • Housing
  • Meals
  • Transportation during the Tour
  • Program Staffing
  • Regional Learning related expenses such as entrance fees or for guides
  • Access to all Planned Community Partner Resources such as Facilities, Speakers, Special Guests, as well as Activities with Businesses, Politicians and Organizations
  • All Program Content
  • All Operational Expenses

What the Fees / Sponsorships Do Not Pay for:

  • Transportation from your home to the designated meeting place in Japan and then from a designated place at the end of the tour in Japan back to your home
  • All expenses during break periods between programs as well as transportation to the next program meeting place
  • International health insurance for the tour time
  • Any at-home expenses that you might choose or need to maintain while on tour; for example – car payments, school loans, mortgages, etc
  • Extra spending money for souvenirs, socializing, shopping, replenishing toiletries, etc. (The program has some personal free days in some cities.) We recommend about US$ 50 or 40 Euro per week
  • A small but meaningful or creative gift for each of your host families
  • There are currently over 60 countries or regions that do not require a visa for travel in Japan for less than 3 months. Please plan on visa related expenses if your country is one that requires a visa
  • If you do not have a passport, you will need to purchase one before the tour begins