Explore Japan Program

Now in its 23rd year, the Explore Japan Program connects local communities and families with those in Japan through a fun, free and educational summer exchange program.


Our Programs

Explore Japan Workshops

During Explore Japan your children will be participating in engaging and educational Japanese culture workshops including language, food, and cultural activities. Each afternoon the entire program embarks on Boston-area field trips together.


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Explore Japan and Your Family

Explore Japan is an opportunity for the entire family to learn, experience and appreciate a new culture -- all without leaving home!


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Explore Japan Program

EXPLORE JAPAN is a series of 2.5 week programs in Milton, MA where local students learn about the many facets of Japanese culture while hosting and spending time with visiting Japanese exchange students. In the morning, each program includes workshops on Japanese arts and crafts, cuisine, martial arts, language and a variety of interesting cultural exercises. In the afternoon, the Japanese students and local host students embark together on field trips and participate in fun activities. This fascinating exchange program is in its 23rd year!

Explore Japan welcomes girls and boys from all Eastern MA communities ages 8-18. Students learn in small groups (broken down by age) under the guidance of a Japanese expert and a student aide. In return for hosting a visiting Japanese student during the program, Explore Japan is FREE for the host family’s child! That is a two week program, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Monday – Friday, including admission and supervision on all afternoon field trips — for free! Each program has a limited number of spaces available, so feel free to sign up now.

Explore Japan is the closest thing to experiencing Japanese culture without actually traveling to Japan! TENTATIVE SCHEDULE for 2017


Location Hosting Begins First Day of Program Final Day of Program Hosting Ends
Pierce Middle School (Girls) Sunday 7/22 Monday 7/23 Monday 8/8 Tuesday 8/9
Pierce Middle School (Boys) Thursday 7/27 Friday 7/28 Friday 8/11 Sunday 8/13



When you're ready, complete our online application to get started!
If you have any questions please contact our experienced staff at explorejapan@americanlearning.com or call (617) 996-0622.

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