Youth For Understanding (YFU): YFU Programs in Japan

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A YFU exchange program is the learning adventure of a lifetime. YFU is a homestay experience where you will live with a carefully selected host family who has agreed to open their home and their hearts to you providing room, board, and a caring ho... read more

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My experience abroad has instilled in me a great deal of respect for the Japanese culture, language and land. I plan to double major - Biology and Japanese Linguistics - because of my trips to Japan. The Japanese culture has taught me respect, reverence, harmony, endurance, responsibility, and discipline. As well as the import... - University of Massachusetts Amherst View Entire Review

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A YFU exchange program is the learning adventure of a lifetime. YFU is a homestay experience where you will live with a carefully selected host family who has agreed to open their home and their hearts to you providing room, board, and a caring home. You'll gain a global family, make new friends, and attend a new school. Have a journey you could have never imagined at home, and you'll discover that the YFU experience is a powerful engine for personal growth.

Come to the birthplace of manga, anime, origami, kimonos, and samurai, where you can learn firsthand about all these popular fixtures of Japanese culture which mesh Japan's history with its present-day influences. You will have the chance to attend performances of traditional theatre, or enjoy a night of modern day karaoke. The Japanese enjoy newer sports like snowboarding and baseball, as well as traditional sports like sumo wrestling and kendo (fencing).

One way of experiencing the Japanese way of life is through school, where you will take classes with Japanese students in various subjects and participate in extracurricular activities like martial arts.

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Program Type(s):
High School
Program Length(s):
  • Fall
  • Spring
  • Academic Year
  • January Term
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • Japanese Language, Literature
  • Design and Applied Arts
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