Sensei Referral Program

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Open up a world of learning for a new New Perspectives group!

Not all teachers of Japanese have offered their students a new perspective quite the way you have. Let them know what a once-in-a-lifetime educational opportunity it is for their students… and get a big thank you for yourself in the process!

Now through January 30, if a new NP:J teacher you refer enrolls at least six students for a summer 2023 tour, we’ll send you a $250 honorarium (or Kinokuniya gift card) as our way of saying, “どうもありがとうございます!” Alternatively, you can choose to gift the new NP:J teacher a $500 credit* towards the NP:J fee or use it towards your own 2023 group tour!

Contact the teachers you know today, and assist us in advancing appreciation of Japanese culture, history, and language.

 Terms and Conditions

  • The Sensei Referral Program runs from September 1, 2021 to January 30, 2023.
  • The referred teacher must be a new NP:J teacher or a teacher who hasn’t participated in NP:J in at least 10 years. The new teacher’s school may have participated in NP:J in the past.
  • The new group must have at least six students, and first payment installments must be received by Laurasian Institution and processed by February 28, 2023.
  • Only one teacher can refer the new NP:J teacher.
  • The referring teacher must choose from one of the rewards.
  • In order to be considered, new NP:J teachers must reference the referring teacher when they apply, and submit the application by the deadline of January 30, 2023.
  • Groups recruited via the Sensei Referral Program must adhere to the normal application deadlines and requirements.
  • The gift card or honorarium will be delivered in the spring of 2023. The teacher fee credit can only be applied to the 2023 program.


*The teacher fee credit can either be applied to the new NP:J teacher’s fee (if they have fewer than eight students in their group), or it may be applied to the referrer’s own group if they are participating in a 2023 tour and have fewer than eight students.