There is so much to experience in Japan, but getting around without speaking the language can feel overwhelming. Everything from reading a subway sign to ordering from a picture-less menu can be a challenge. With SWAP's Japanese Language and Culture program, it's easy to learn Japanese to go beyond counting subway stations, have meaningful interactions with locals and get the experience you want in Japan!
Besides gaining a deeper understanding of Japanese culture, you'll be reading, writing and speaking Japanese in no time! You will arrive in Tokyo and spend your first 2 weeks immersing yourself in daily Japanese classes and fun cultural activities in the afternoons. All levels are welcome (even complete beginners)! The program stands alone as the perfect introduction to Japan or it can act as a gateway into a longer-term working holiday visa.
For your cultural activities, you can choose between traditional Japanese customs, such as a tea ceremony, Katana sword class, and learning calligraphy, or the modern activities option, which includes visiting a cat café or animation museum, dressing in your best cosplay, and learning to draw manga!