JAPAN: CLASSIC

Travel and experience life in another country, learn the language and live with a host family on a classic high school student exchange. The classic high school student exchange program provides you with your own unique experience and opportunity to see a little bit of the world.

 

Japan is available in:

CLASSIC | GROUP | SUMMER

HOW LONG CAN I STUDY ABROAD?

Late August-November

Application due:
December 15th

Late March-Mid June

Application due:
August 5th

Late August–January

Application due:
December 15th

Late March–Mid August

Application due:
August 5th

Late August–Mid June

Application due:
December 15th

Late March–Mid January

Application due:
August 5th

Our Japanese programs are very popular and due to the high demand of the Classic Japan exchange program, we have limitedspace available for the March and October programs. For all interested applicants, students are asked to complete the application process, which includes completing all the necessary application forms, the interview and payment of the application fee, by the program deadline listed above. Following the application process, YES Canada will review each application and select the successful applicants whose applications will be sent to our partners for final review and who will then receive full acceptance. For students whose application is not selected to be sent to our partners, an alternative Language School program will be offered.

Due to the competitive nature of this program we encourage interested applicants to contact us prior to submitting your preliminary application.

ACCOMMODATION STYLE: HOMESTAY

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What better way to learn the language and culture than to live with a host family. Host families provide a warm and welcoming environment, providing meals in the home as well as an opportunity to immerse yourself in everything the country and culture has to offer. Just like families in Canada, host families abroad represent many different compositions, nationalities and live in a variety of different areas from small towns or villages to larger cities. Families come in all shapes and sizes but one thing they all have in common is that they are motivated to be part of the experience and look forward to welcoming you into their home!

ORIENTATION: 3 DAY ORIENTATION ON TOKYO

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A mandatory 3 day orientation in Tokyo is included at the beginning of the exchange program. The Tokyo orientation provides for a cultural introduction, a chance to meet other exchange students and the opportunity to sight-see before meeting your host family in your host community! A great way to start your exchange with a little touring and cultural prep!

* Please note: students selected for a customized program will receive a local orientation.

FOREIGN LANGUAGE: JAPANESE

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1 year of Japanese language study is required for students who wish to participate in the Japan language program and placement area.

Students are advised to study Hiragana, Katakana, Numbers, and basic conversation using a variety of educational resources.

SCHOOL LIFE: LOCAL PUBLIC SCHOOL

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Attend a local public school (private school option may be presented if available).

School Year: School starts in April and ends in March
Common courses:Mathematics, Science, Geography, History, Physical Education,  optional classes can include Music or Arts
Average hours per week: 40 hours per week, including Saturday Mornings
Common school holidays: Summer break from July – September, 2-3 weeks in December and 2-3 weeks in March,  with various statutory holidays.
Fun fact: Cool school uniforms, and Saturday school!

Japan at a Glance

Population Population

127 Million

Capital City Capital City

Tokyo

Known For Known For

Bento Box Lunches, Shrines, Anime, Cherry Blossoms, Martial Arts, Noh Theatre, High Speed Shikansen Trains

Currency Currency

Japanese Yen

Language Language

Japanese

Say Hello Say Hello

Ko'nichiwa!

Program Fees

(2021 Calendar Year)

$8,095

(2021 Calendar Year)

$10,995

(2021 Calendar Year)

$13,995

What’s Included for the Student Exchange Program?

  • School Registration and Placement
  • Host Family Recruitment, Screening and Placement
  • Food and Lodging with Host Family
  • Full and Comprehensive Medical Insurance provided by Guard.me
  • Pre-Departure Orientation in Canada
  • Arrival Orientation in Host Country
  • Monthly Monitoring and Progress Reports
  • 24 hour Emergency Support Overseas
  • Academic Support
  • Arrival Greeting by Representative from Partner Organisation and/or host family
  • Round trip ground transfer between final host port (airport, train or bus station) and host family home
  • Provision of Program Documentation: Orientation manual and other materials to prepare for student exchangeAnd
  • The Opportunity to LEARN-TRAVEL-EXPERIENCE!

Additional fees the student is responsible for include:

  • Airfare (While the airfare is not included in our pricing, we can help you find the best deal and recommend travel sites)
  • Passport and Visa Fees (if required)
  • School supplies, uniforms (if required), cafeteria lunch (if required) or extra-curricular activity fees
  • Personal Spending money while abroad
  • Transportation to and from school for some students, dependent on where the host family is located. Some students are required to take a bus or train, while others walk or bike to school. This is dependent on where the host family is located.
  • Any cancellation, change or program addition fees as issued by YES Canada or the partner organisation.

*Please note that YES Canada reserves the right to modify and update program options, leading to changes in pricing. Please note that pricing may be subject to change. Please note which program term the posted rates apply to, if the term you are applying for is not posted please inquire.

*Note: Students from the Atlantic Provinces, Quebec, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, or private schools may be subject to an additional tuition levy of $1000. Note that whether a student participates in a one-way exchange or hosts an international student in their home, a reciprocal exchange occurs at the school level. As such, the tuition free exchange is provided when a Canadian student travels abroad and an international student assumes their place in the local school or school board.  In instances where a reciprocal exchange cannot occur within a school board/province a levy may be charged. Please email info@youthedservices.ca for more details about fees and the participating provinces/school board designations.

Payment Schedule

  1. $500.00 application fee due with the submission of the full application. The application fee is only refunded in instances where the student is not accepted.
  2. Host Country Program Deposit due upon conditional acceptance. (Please note fees are specific to each exchange country).
  3. 35% of the remaining program fees are due upon receipt of the full acceptance letter.
  4. 40% of the remaining program fees are due 95 days prior to departure.
  5. 25% of the remaining program fees are due 35 days prior to departure.

Cancellation Policy

  • The $500.00 application fee is non-refundable, and due upon submission of the application to YES Canada.
  • In the event of cancellation after conditional acceptance either all or a portion of the host country deposit is non-refundable (approximately $500-$1000). Please inquire for specic country details regarding non-refundable deposits (Dependent upon destination: France, Belgium, Australia and Spain have higher cancellation fees at this stage).
  • In the event of cancellation after full acceptance but prior to confirmation of the host family placement, 35% of the program fee is non-refundable.
  • In the event of cancellation after confirmation of the host family placement, 55% of the program fee is non-refundable.
  • In the event of cancellation after partner company visa documents have been issued 65% of the program fee is non-refundable.
  • In the event of cancellation less than 30 days prior to departure 75% of the program fee is non-refundable.
  • In the event of cancellation after program commences 100% of the program fee is non-refundable. 
  • In the event the program is cancelled by YES Canada a refund will be given.
  • Please contact YES Canada for any COVID-19 specific policy details.

*Some countries vary from the standard policy. Please inquire.
*Extenuating circumstances will be considered. All cancellations must be received in writing.

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