School exchanges for educational travel in JapanMany schools while on educational travel in Japan have engaged in exchange programs with schools all around Japan. There are a wide range of school exchange programs which can meet a variety of aims such as cross-cultural communication, language learning, sports or art exchange, and more. Read more about school exchanges in Japan.
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There are two types of school exchanges: “In-Person School Exchange,” which is where a student physically goes to the school, and “Online School Exchange,” which is where students interact with the partner school via the internet. There are various different programs for each of these exchange types.
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ONLINE SCHOOL EXCHANGE
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See here to learn more about online school exchanges.
location_cityBenefits of School Exchange
Here are the four main benefits of school exchange.
1Increasing Learning MotivationBy paying a visit to a Japanese school and experiencing a foreign educational system. Students will be able to explore things in a new environment and a different culture. This will in turn lead to increased student motivation to learn. Thomas Fuller once said, “He that travels much knows much.” Traveling is always a great opportunity to learn more in a pleasant way.
2Deepening the Understanding of Japanese CultureStudents can actually learn more about Japanese culture through interactions with Japanese students. When encountering a foreign culture, one can always recognize the similarities and differences between the foreign culture and one’s own. It may also be a wonderful opportunity to think about the characteristics of one’s country, and things worth cherishing.
3Acquiring a Global PerspectiveBy meeting Japanese students of the same age, students have the chance to encounter values that are new to them, and this can foster in them a global perspective. This will deepen the students ability to thing from various angles, something essential for understanding the world.
4An Inspiring, Engaging Japanese-Learning EnvironmentThe best way to master a foreign language is to go to a country where the language is spoken. For students learning Japanese, it is an excellent opportunity to exposed to and learn authentic living Japanese.
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For a smoother school exchange, it is necessary to learn more about Japanese educational system. School exchange programs are mostly held in secondary schools, including junior high schools and senior high schools in which students ages range from 12 to 18. During the exchange program, it is possible to take classes with Japanese students, and join club activities organized by the students themselves.
The Process of School Exchange
Decide to Conduct Educational Travel in Japan
Decide a Visiting Date & Destination
Book Flights & Accommodations
Find Host Schools
Choose a Host School
Confirm the Host School
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Arrange the Exchange Program
Conduct the Exchange Program during Educational Travel
How to Arrange a School Exchange?JNTO collaborates with local governments to support school exchanges during educational travel in Japan. After deciding the date and destination of visit as well as completing bookings of flights and accommodation, please contact JNTO to apply for a school exchange. We will assist with visiting and host school matching and introducing you schools which meet your needs.
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*JNTO is a tourism organization. We do not offer individual exchange programs.