School based Year Program has been AFS-JPN’s core hosting program since 1963. It provides students with an opportunity to learn about Japan and Japanese through living with host family, being part of a community and attending classes at a local high school. Students are placed with a volunteer (non-paid) host family and go to a public/private high school without paying tuition. Students are expected to attend school on a regular basis, and show continued effort to their assigned school work. Students are assigned to one of 77 local chapters in Japan, where they will receive regular support while on the program.
Language Needed On Arrival: Basic English is minimum requirement if the participant does not speak Japanese.