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Dates:
September - January
Deadlines:
March 15, 2014
Cost:
$12,995
Eligibility:
Between the ages of 15 and 17 years old
Dates:
September - June
Deadlines:
March 15, 2014
Cost:
$14,595
Eligibility:
Between the ages of 15 and 17 years old
Dates:
March - June
Deadlines:
Oct 1, 2014
Cost:
$12,995
Eligibility:
Between the ages of 15 and 17 years old
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Program Overview

Program Overview

Picture yourself in Japan with CIEE:

Getting a feel for Japanese slang during lunch with new classmates. Finding your voice and a flair for performance during a night of karaoke with friends. Learning how to hand roll sushi with your host mother or father.

Regardless of where in the country you’re placed, Japan offers a fascinating contrast of ancient and ultra-modern. During your stay, you’ll explore the country’s rich history, perfect your Japanese language skills, and discover the courage to step out of your comfort zone and truly immerse yourself in another country.

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The CIEE Difference

The CIEE Difference

Academic Program

High School Study Abroad Japan Building Five days a week, you’ll enroll at a public or private high school alongside your Japanese peers in classes taught solely in Japanese.

Typical classes include: Japanese language and literature, history and civics, math, science, and physical education.

Cultural Immersion

There’s no better way to immerse yourself in another culture than by living with a local family. Not only will your Japanese host family provide you with daily meals and a place to stay, they’ll introduce you to local customs, and offer support and guidance in an unfamiliar environment.

Our host families are as diverse as our high school students. Whomever you’re placed with, all host families are carefully screened and matched with you based on personality profiles and common interests. Through your host family, you’ll build a home away from home and develop relationships that endure long after you’ve finished your high school study abroad program.

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Dates, Deadlines & Fees

Dates, Deadlines & Fees

We want to make sure you get the most out of your experience when you study abroad with CIEE, which is why we offer the most inclusions in our fees.

  • International airfare between U.S. departure city and Japan
  • Transportation to and from a local Japanese airport
  • Placement in a Japanese high school
  • Careful selection and screening of a compatible Japanese family
  • School uniforms if applicable
  • Room and board with selected host family
  • Supervision and support of a local coordinator
  • Periodic progress reports
  • Orientation prior to leaving the U.S. and upon arrival in Japan
  • International medical insurance through iNext and 24-hour worldwide travel assistance and support
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Application Due
Start Date
End Date
Cost
Semester (US Fall)
March 15, 2014*
September 2014
January 2015
$12,995
Academic Year (US Fall)
March 15, 2014*
September 2014
June 2015
$14,595
Semester (US Spring)
Oct 1, 2014**
March 2015
June 2015
$12,995

*Early applications are due February 1, 2014. Apply early and save $250 off your program fees!
**Early applications are due August 15, 2014. Apply early and save $250 off your program fees!

Prices are subject to change and will be locked in for the participant on the day CIEE receives the completed application and program deposit.

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Eligibility

Eligibility

At the time of departure, students must:

  • Be between the ages of 15 and 17 years old
  • Have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and be in good academic standing
  • Have at least two years of Japanese language study preferable; should be able to pass Level N4 of the Japanese Language Proficiency Test or equivalent
  • Demonstrate, through the application process, their flexibility, maturity, adaptability, and readiness to face the challenges of living in a new culture
  • Be in excellent health
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CIEE Support

CIEE Support

High School Study Abroad Chile Valparaiso Our receiving organization in Japan is responsible for your placement and support during your time in country.

This organization is responsible for recruiting, screening, and placing you with your host family and in your local high school. Upon arrival, you’ll be assigned a local coordinator who will provide support and complete supervision throughout your stay in Japan.

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CIEE Orientation

CIEE Orientation

All high school students take part in an online pre-departure orientation that introduces them to aspects of living abroad in their host country and to other high school students studying on the program. The orientation helps students and parents set realistic expectations and goals and understand the support system. CIEE staff will offer advice on adjusting to a new culture and will facilitate a Q&A forum.

When possible, CIEE will make every effort to allow students to travel to their host country on the same flight as each other. For larger groups, a CIEE staff member will most likely travel with the group.

A CIEE in-country orientation offers the perfect start to your high school study abroad adventure. For three days in Tokyo, you’ll receive an introduction to local customs and culture, get a jump on your mastery of the Japanese language, and even do a little sightseeing through community tours and activities—all before heading to your host family and starting classes.

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