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The Beginning of Something Special

New Perspectives: Japan will enrich your life in ways you never imagined. Between Kyoto and Tokyo, you’ll feel the weight of history and encounter the technology of the future. When using your Japanese (however limited), you'll truly appreciate just how challenging operating in a foreign language can be. While removing your shoes upon entering a tea room, it will come to you: there is another way of approaching nearly every aspect of life. When representing the U.S. at Japanese school visits, you'll realize that you're capable of much more than you think. Simply put, you'll understand that there are no substitutes for new perspectives.

Items to Prepare for Your Application

Preparing the following items before you begin your application will allow you to quickly move through the online application and save time.

  1. Brief self-introduction (Japanese is preferred but not required)
  2. Message to your host family (Japanese is preferred but not required)
  3. One recent photo of yourself and another photo with friends or family

Next Steps

After completion of the online student application, submit the Student Letter of Understanding together with a $395 deposit check to your teacher. Checks should be made payable to Laurasian Institution. The deposit is 100 percent refundable if Laurasian Institution is notified of cancellation in writing on or before February 28. Credit card payments are not accepted. 

Questions? Call us at 800.721.7474, or send us an email at npj[at]npjapan[dot]org. 

Special Note about Passports

All program applicants are advised to obtain a valid passport as soon as possible. The deadline to submit a valid copy of your passport to Laurasian Institution is April 15. After this date, a $50 fee will be assessed.

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