Program Dates and Locations

Summer 2017 Sessions

Session 1: June 14th – July 3rd (Kyushu Area)
Omura, Nagasaki (長崎県大村市): June 14th – June 21th
Kumamoto, Kumamoto (熊本県熊本市): June 21th – June 26th
Arao, Kumamoto (熊本県荒尾市) & Omuta, Fukuoka (福岡県大牟田市): June 26th – July 3rd

Session 2: July 4th – July 23rd (Kansai Area)
Suita, Osaka (大阪府吹田市): July 4th – July 11th
Uda, Nara (奈良県宇陀市): July 11th – July 17th
Isehara, Kanagawa(神奈川県伊勢原市): July 17th – July 23rd

Session 3: July 24th – August 12th (Metro Tokyo Area)
Mito, Ibaraki (茨城県取手市): July 24th – July 31st
Abiko, Chiba (千葉県我孫子市): July 31st – August 6th
Tama, Tokyo (東京都多摩市): August 6th – August 12th

*The above schedule is “Tentative” and the placement of the cities or areas is subject to change.

You may apply for one, two or all sessions. Between each session there is time off in which you can explore Japan outside of the WCJ program at your own leisure and cost.
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World Campus Japan Cities

Japanese Partner Cities

Program Components that are in every city on tour:

  • Host Family Living:

    Participants get to experience Japanese communities in a meaningful way through a variety of different host families that have different values, perceptions and points of view. This offers an unforgettable learning opportunity when approached with an open-mind, a willingness to share experiences and culture as well as a fun attitude. In addition to spending evenings with your host family, there will be one day in each community visit fully dedicated to being with your host family.

  • Community Interaction and Personal Time:

    There will be visits arranged in each community that allows participants to better understand the uniqueness of a particular host community from a cultural, political, business view or simply for fun. There will also be time designated in the schedule for participants to balance both social times with host families and downtime to rest up a bit, catch up on laundry, or get out on their own.

  • Japanese Language Practice:

    There will be regular “Beginner Japanese” language tips and plenty of opportunities for more advanced Japanese speakers to practice and improve their skills including public speaking as well as in everyday life situations.

  • Communicating with Culture, Art, Music and Multimedia:

    World Campus Japan participants will have a chance to show off their unique talents and thank their host communities during our weekly Thank-you Event.

    Preparing for this fun and impactful event requires teamwork and is a chance to really connect with the community. Participants will be assisted by the World Campus International, Inc. team regarding ideas for what is appropriate to bring, including: instruments, traditional costumes, music, art and multimedia tools which will add uniqueness to other event components planned by our staff.