Summer Exchange Program ・文化交流プログラム

The Central Japan Intercultural Exchange Program was established to provide students with a quality, cross cultural experience, that promotes global citizenship, exchange, and application. It is our hope and aim that through these opportunities and experiences each student (from those who are experiencing Japan or English for the first time to those who are returnees or have a cultural connection to Japan) will strengthen their desire, knowledge, and skill as a global citizen and advocate.

The program will be based in city of Handa, which is located south of Nagoya, in the Aichi Prefecture. Handa is home to the Mizkan Vinegar Group. Other cities that we will visit as part of the program include Nagoya, Toyota, Kyoto, Nara, Miyajima, and Hiroshima.

About Central Japan

The Chubu Region (中部地方, Chūbu Chihō, literally “central part”) consists of nine prefectures and is located in the center of Japan’s largest island Honshu.

The northern part of the Chubu Region along the Sea of Japan coast (Fukui, Ishikawa, Toyama) is also known as Hokuriku Region, while the southern part (Shizuoka, Aichi, Gifu) is also known as Tokai Region and the prefectures of Yamanashi, Naganoand Niigata as the Koshinetsu Region.


Dates: Summer of 2019

Eligibility: Students who are eligible to apply should be 11-13 years old by July 2018.

Capacity: Approximately 20 students

Application Period: Feb 1- April 15

Cost: $280,000 JPY  (includes food, lodging, domestic travel; flight is not included)

How to Apply / Questions?

Please email us at to receive  a link to our online application or if you have any questions.