Explore. Exchange. Experience

The Japan Bound Exchange is the next step in developing our cultural awareness and cross-cultural communication skills. In this program our students will learn to share about themselves as well as engage with new ideas and concepts. These experiences will be helpful building blocks as our students take their next steps in their studies and eventually, their careers.


November J-Exchange Back to School Special!  



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Program Details


High school students (Ages 14 - 18) [English and Japanese]

*Junior High School & University groups available upon request 

*Custom groups available upon request


Click HERE to read why students are more and more interested in virtual exchange. 


 November 21 - December 19 - OPEN 

*Custom dates available year round for groups


Students will use a combination of Flipgrid, Google Classroom and Zoom to communicate throughout the program

*Internet access required


Due to the time difference we leverage a combination of synchronous & asynchronous activities such as video submissions, forum discussion and reflection throughout the 4 week program

Weekly Time Commitment

4-6 Hours/Week (Students should log on for 30 minutes/day)

This program is built upon cultural exchange. This means without YOU, your pod-mates are unable to engage in cultural exchange. 


$275.00 (Special pricing for November Exchange only!)

*Custom program pricing may vary

*Discounts available. Click here to see if you qualify!


Applications accepted on a rolling basis

Program Overview

Program Outline:

  • Week 1: Foundation

  • Week 2: Observation

  • Week 3: Expression

  • Week 4: Collaboration

Thank you for joining us! Japan Bound Exchange was created to bridge the gap between students in Japan and the United States (and the rest of the world!). During this 4-week program, you will have the exciting opportunity to communicate with fellow students from other countries. Together, you will get to know each other and learn about new cultures, while discovering more about yourself in the process!


Students build the foundation for the communication to follow in the next 3 weeks through self-introductions, personality tests and learning about your pod-mates perspectives


Observation is one of the first skills our students work on when developing their cross-cultural communication skills. Students should be curious and always asking questions to learn more about their pod-mates.


It's not enough to just listen and ask questions. In the 3rd week our students practice sharing about their own culture and in doing so reflect on what "culture" means to us. 


The whole program builds towards the final week. Here, the students work together to produce a final presentation that they will share with all the pods. 

Our Facilitators

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Connect with others across the world!

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. We will process your application and notify you if your application is accepted. Once accepted you should receive an e-mail with a link to register and complete payment. If you have any questions e-mail us at

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