Welcome to New Perspectives: Japan

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Dear Friends:

Thank you for your interest in this one-of-a-kind program. At Laurasian Institution, we pride ourselves on meaningful, high-quality, exchange and education programs driven by their curricular design. Perhaps no single program fits this description more perfectly than New Perspectives: Japan.

Providing middle and high school students and their teachers the opportunity to delve deep into self-selected themes of Japanese language, history, society, and culture since 1992, the success of the program is something of which we are extremely proud and the quality of each of the three phases something we take very seriously.

The program begins by offering what few other programs can: the opportunity for younger students to be exposed to curricula designed by notable scholars of Japan. The lessons build to a class study trip to Japan—complete with a homestay experience, visits to local schools, and group study travel throughout the regions most pertinent to the study theme. Importantly, on the backend of the program, there are opportunities for further growing, digesting, and sharing—a necessary component of a program of this intensity.

We hope you find the information on our website useful and enjoy perusing the pages, as your mind begins to envision the possibilities and implications of such a program for your own future—or that of your child or students. At Laurasian Institution, our mission declares, “Opening doors. Embracing cultures. Becoming family.” We hope to welcome you to our family very soon.

Should you have any questions or just feel more comfortable talking through the program directly, please do not hesitate to call us at 800.721.7474.


Bradley Smith
President & CEO
Laurasian Institution