Hakuhodo Foundation 15th Japanese Language Exchange Program (For Overseas Schools)

The Hakuhodo Foundation is now accepting applications from overseas schools for participation in the 15th Japanese Language Exchange Program. This program invites students aged 12-16 studying Japanese at overseas schools and their accompanying teachers to Japan for international exchanges and intercultural experiences in Japanese with Japanese students of the same age.

Application period: January 5 – February 19, 2024

Notification of results: June 2024

Tentative program schedule:

Monday, November 11 – Friday, November 29, 2024: Preparatory Training in Japan for Overseas Teachers
-Online training will be held prior to and following the stay in Japan.

Wednesday, May 14 – Tuesday, May 27, 2025: Japanese Language Exchange Program
-Online school exchanges (sub-program) will be held prior to and following the stay in Japan.

Applications for the Hakuhodo Japanese Language Exchange Program are open to schools with Japanese language programs for students aged 12-16 years old. Students 17 years old and older are ineligible to participate. Full eligibility requirements for applying schools can be found here.

For more details, please visit the Hakuhodo Foundation’s website: