NP:J Teachers

The NP:J Catalyst

As a teacher, you are an integral participant in NP:J and critical to its success. Working with students before departure and traveling with them in Japan, you will help guide the students’ first experiences with the culture. After all, who knows better how your students best learn or are engaged?

Pre-Departure and Post-Trip Learning

The commitment to develop an understanding of and appreciation for specific aspects of Japanese culture before students board the plane is a significant advantage of NP:J. Leading students through pre-departure learning modules, you will ensure an enhanced experience while in Japan. Your efforts on the backend will also ensure participants will be able to identify ways of applying the experience to continued study of Japan.

En Route in Japan

Customize study days to visit the most meaningful sites for your group. The study day itinerary recommendations will help you and your group craft the perfect itinerary! Please feel free to get in touch with us about adding special assignments and activities. Students could research a topic ahead of time to act as tour guides for the rest of the group at a certain site or prepare a report for the students who could not travel. Meanwhile, the cultural exploration activities will also engage your students in meaningful examination.

Partners in Japanese Study

Teachers often share what an important program advocacy role NP:J has played for them and their schools, and that couldn't make us happier. After all when it comes to expanding appreciation for Japan and its people, culture, history, and language, your goal is our goal. For this reason, NP:J is extremely competitively priced—not only for students but especially for the teachers who make it happen. With eight students, your program fee is entirely waived. When 16 or more participate, the program fee for a second chaperone is also waived. So, what are you waiting for?


"Best Experience for My Students"



Japan Travel Dates

  • Tour 1: June 6 - June 20, 2024
  • Tour 2: June 27 - July 11, 2024

Sample Study Tour Schedule

  • Day 1: Leave from U.S.
  • Day 2: Arrive in Tokyo
  • Day 3: Study Day 1 - Tokyo
  • Day 4: Study Day 2 - Tokyo
  • Day 5-11: Homestay and school visit
  • Day 12: Travel to Kyoto, Study Day 3 - Kyoto/Kansai
  • Day 13: Study Day 4 - Kyoto/Kansai
  • Day 14: Study Day 5 - Kyoto/Kansai
  • Day 15: Return to U.S.

Terms of Participation

The program is open to U.S. pre-collegiate teachers of Japanese. College-level programs are also available upon request. Group eligibility is open to all schools and is contingent upon lead teacher and student understanding of the terms and conditions and stipulations in the letters of understanding.

Student Cost

Teacher Cost

  • With 8 student participants, the program fee for the lead teacher is waived.
  • With fewer than 8 student participants, the lead teacher’s participant fee is $500 for each student below 8.
  • With 16 student participants, the program fee for a second Laurasian Institution-approved chaperone is also waived.

Application Deadline

  • December 1
    • All online applications (including scholarship)
    • Letters of understanding (online)
    • Program fee deposit payments ($395)
  • January 31
    • Deadline for fully-refundable cancellation
    • Program fee installment 1 due ($2,140)
  • March 15
    • Applications no longer accepted beyond this date
    • Deadline for passports
  • March 31
    • Program fee installment 2 due ($2,140)


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