NP:J 2020 Tour Dates

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Shooting for Another Record Year

The 2019 NP:J program year included hundreds of students from across the United States. There were aha moments and "huh?" occasions, fateful meetings and unforgettable meals, powerful lessons and pure inspiration... After all of that, Laurasian Institution is looking forward to an even better year this time around!

With that said, we are pleased to announce the 2020 tour dates. The 29th installment of the New Perspectives: Japan program will once again offer two possible intakes.

  • Tour 1: June 11 - June 25, 2020
  • Tour 2: July 2 - July 16, 2020

The 2020 program is open to all U.S. middle and high schools (groups lead by the school's Japanese teacher). Eligible students should be looking to begin or extend their study of Japanese language and/or culture. If traveling as part of a school group, pupils must be at least 11 years of age by the time of the study tour. 

Interested students who do not have a school group may also participate. Individual students should be 15 or older (at time of tour) and seeking to start or expand their study of Japan and/or the Japanese language. Students participating individually are placed in groups with other students based on tour date and location and are supervised by a lead teacher selected by Laurasian Institution.

Whether participating as a group or individually, the application deadline for the summer 2020 study tour is December 1, so don't wait—get started now! Scholarship opportunities are also available and will be awarded based on a combination of merit and need. Please find links to all applications (including the scholarship application) at the bottom of this page.

On a final note, while NP:J has introduced thousands of American youth to Japan's rich cultural traditions and welcoming people since its 1992 inception, our staff of Japanophiles never tire of seeing Nippon anew each summer, through the eyes of NP:J students. We can hardly wait for what you'll teach us this time around!

—The New Perspectives: Japan team at Laurasian Institution