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AFS provides students with an opportunity to learn about Japan and Japanese through living with a host family, being part of a community and attending classes at a local senior high school.
Students are placed with a volunteer (non-paid) host family and go to a public/private senior high school without paying tuition. Students are expected to attend school on a regular basis, and show continued effort to their assigned school work. While most students go to ordinary senior high schools, some go to secondary schools (a combination of junior and senior high schools) or Colleges of Technology (KOSEN, a combination of senior high school and junior college which focus on engineering). In any case, students attend classes of Grade 10-12th (most likely 10th or 11th). Some private schools have religious backgrounds and students may be asked to take part in religious activities as a part of school life. In addition, 20-30% of AFS host schools are boys/girl’s schools.
Students are assigned to one of 60-70 local chapters in Japan, where they will receive regular support while on the program.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Born between2 Apr 2006 to 1 Apr 2009
  • Good level of English.
  • Japanese A1 No specific level of Japanese is required upon arrival, however, students are strongly recommend to study Japanese before they start AFS program in Japan. They are also recommended to read and write Hiragana and Katakana upon arrival.

What's included in your experience

  • Airport Pick-up
  • Host Family Placement
  • Meals
  • School Placement
  • Medical Insurance
  • 24/7 Emergency Support
  • Pre-Departure Orientation
  • Orientations during your time abroad
  • Re-entry Orientation
  • Continuous Support
  • Worldwide Presence
  • 70 Years Experience

What you are responsible for

  • Airfare
  • Visa and Passport Fees
  • Stipend

How to apply?

  1. Download the application from here.
  2. Print the application and fill it  (instructions are in the application)
  3. Scan  the filled application and the attachments and send it via email to
    1. [email protected]

For further information about the program or how to apply, please contact us:

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 01060770788 – 0238830181/2