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Experience Japan International Summer Progam

Please note - applications for Experience Japan close on Friday June 15th

Canadian Academy's `Experience Japan’ summer program is a once in a lifetime opportunity for students ages between 15 – 17 to experience Japan firsthand in a safe, structured environment. By limiting this experience to 12 students, our two on-site 'summer parents' will ensure individualized attention, create a family feel, and offer intensive experiences that will challenge, leading to a deeper understanding of Japan, its language and culture.

The students can expect to

  • Improve their Japanese
  • Experience a new culture
  • Make new friends
  • Visit famous tourist attractions in the Kansai region
    • Kobe
    • Wakayama
    • Shirahama
    • Osaka including Universal Studios Japan
    • Kyoto

Experience Japan includes

  • Intensive Japanese classes
  • Full boarding program including all meals
  • Hiking, swimming and fun sport activities
  • Cultural activities such as tea ceremony, & calligraphy
  • Experience a variety of Japanese foods
  • Excursions and admission to famous Japanese cultural and tourist venues
  • Transportation to and from activities within Japan, including pickup and drop off at Kansai International Airport
Experience Japan's program

  • Intensive Japanese: Dive into the Japanese language! Eight sessions will develop and deepen your speaking skills. Gambatte!
  • Tea Ceremony: Contemplate the quiet beauty of the 500 year old Japanese tea ceremony at the Garden of Tea.
  • Japanese Cooking: Learn to make takoyaki, sushi among other Japanese delicacies
  • Rafting in Kyoto: Raft down the Hozu river through various rapids and enjoy rock jumping into the river!
  • Sannomiya Purikura: Snap into modern Japanese culture with some shopping and photo booth fun in downtown Kobe!
  • Kyoto Temple and Ninja Training: Explore Japan's ancient capital, as well as get your ninja skills up to date!
  • Karaoke: Put your singing skills on display! From the classics to the contemporary, belt out your best!
  • Taiko drumming: It's loud, it's powerful, and it's super fun!
  • Hiroshima: Arrive in Hiroshima in 1.5 hours by bullet train, and then reflect on world history at the Atomic Dome, Peace Park, as well as enjoy the beauty of Miyajima.
  • Wild Wednesday: Make you own ramen noodles, and find out just how crazy Hanshin baseball fans are! Goooooo, Tigers!
  • Osaka Expo City: Expo city is the perfect place for fun all day long, with attractions and shops to pick up some souvenirs, grab some food, and full of entertainment!
  • Calligraphy: Put brush and ink to paper and create some dazzling art work by writing Japanese kanji.
  • Abeno Harukas Osaka: Visit Osaka's new and leading landmark and the tallest skyscraper in Japan!
  • Suma beach: Beat the heat and head to Kobe's beach as well as enjoy fishing with the locals.
  • Shin-Kobe Hike: Up and over the mountains, taking in a waterfall and several small, local temples.
  • Wakayama: Enjoy the fish market where you can eat and buy fresh Japanese fish. Enjoy watching a whole tuna preparation show!
  • Harborland: A relaxing evening of eating, shopping, and people watching at Kobe's premier shopping plaza down on the water.
  • Universal Studios Japan: Wrap up your stay with a visit to Harry Potter's world, fight off an attack by Jaws, outrun the dinosaurs of Jurassic Park, and have your photo taken with Snoopy.
These activities may change depending on interest and availability.


  • All staff are fully qualified teachers from both Japan and abroad
  • Staff have had many years of teaching experience and will ensure that all participants enjoy individualized attention


  • Early bird special US$3000 - sign up before March 31, 2018
  • After March 31 the fee is US$3500
  • Tuition covers instruction, room and board, meals, airport ground transportation, group activities and excursions. Boarders arrive on July 1st and depart on July 14th.
  • Not Included:
    • Flights
    • Travel Insurance
    • Spending money

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About Canadian Academy

Now over 100 years old, Canadian Academy, an international school with over 600 students from 35 different countries, is located in Kobe on Rokko Island.  With its nearby hospital, police, and fire stations as well as hotels and public transportation, Canadian Academy thrives in the safe environment of Rokko Island.


Our housing supports 22 students during the school year.  With separate facilities for boys and girls, the students will be supervised by two 'parents' when in the dormitory.  With a small kitchenette, shower, toilets, beds, and a common space, students will feel safe, comfortable, and relaxed.

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