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Shooting for a Super Summer

We are pleased to announce the 2023 tour dates. The 29th installment of the New Perspectives: Japan program will offer two possible intakes.

  • Tour 1: June 8 - June 22, 2023
  • Tour 2: June 29 - July 13, 2023

The 2023 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. These "Ronin" participants 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 2023 study tour is January 31, so don't wait—get started now! Scholarship opportunities are also available and will be awarded based on a combination of merit and need.

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 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


*College-level programs available upon request


2-Week Tour in 1 Minute

What’ll you experience on your two-week NP:J tour this summer? From Tokyo to Kyoto, Japanese host families to school visits, we followed a group—see for yourself in this one-minute video!