Summer 2014
June 12 – August 9

What’s New

  • 2014/03/01"Travel Information Booklet" has been updated on March 1.
  • 2014/02/26"For Participants" pages have been released!
  • 2014/02/20Late applications will be accepted only when the places are available. Please contact us for more information.
  • 2014/02/11Application is closed.
  • 2014/02/09The application deadline is February 10, 2014 (JAPAN STANDARD TIME)!
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Comments from Alumni

  • Name:
    Anna Schnell
    University:
    University of
    Washington
    (Seattle Campus)

    HIF is an amazing and unique experience. Hakodate and its people are friendly, entertaining and always helpful to those in trouble...
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  • Name:
    Beatrix Hutton
    University:
    Duke
    University

    The HIF program was absolutely unbelievable. It had everything I wanted in a study abroad program. Even though it was my first time abroad,....
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  • Name:
    Bing Huang
    University:
    Harvard
    University

    The HIF program is really a fascinating, learning and culture experience. We had the chance to experience the culture aspects of Japan...
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  • Name:
    Carolyn Whittingham
    University:
    Emory
    University

    The HIF program offers a unique and extraordinary opportunity to immerse yourself in a relatively undertraveled area that simultaneously...
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  • Name:
    Cynthia Rinehart
    University:
    University
    of Virginia

    HIF is an excellent program! It was my first time in Japan, in fact my first time travelling out of the United States, and I felt very well...
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  • Name:
    Jacob Ritter
    University:
    Cornell
    University

    HIF-there’s really no experience like it. All of the directors, teachers, staff, and students are enthusiastically dedicated to the program,...
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  • Name:
    Jenna Maddock
    University:
    Williams
    College

    Before coming to HIF, I had a lot of trouble speaking in full sentences, and would always end up stuttering through the longer potential...
    more

  • Name:
    John Robert Jones
    University:
    University
    of Kansas

    The HIF program is a great program! I have learned so much in these eight weeks. The program is challenging and very rewarding. Also...
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  • Name:
    Luning Wang
    University:
    University
    of Notre Dame

    This has been a great summer-productive, fun and intellectually stimulating all at the same time! The pace in class is at least 3 times faster than it is...
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  • Name:
    Sean Rickter
    University:
    University
    of Pennsylvania

    I definitely feel that my Japanese has improved a ton through HIF. I originally was placed into E gumi, but moved to F gumi by request, and I feel it was...
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  • Name:
    Showly Nicholson
    University:
    Harvard
    University

    I’ve had an incredible experience on this program! My Japanese comprehension, proficiency, reading etc. has vastly improved, and I’ve...
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