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  • Opening Ceremony
  • Meeting Host Family
  • Homestay 1
  • Homestay 2
  • Japanese Language Class 1
  • Japanese Language Class 2
  • Special Lecture
  • Trying Japanese Shamisen
  • Kimono & Etiquette Class
  • Kyudo Trial
  • Judo Trial
  • Kendo Trial
  • Flower Arrangement Class
  • Japanese Traditional Dance Class
  • Dinner at Onuma Overnight Trip
  • Courtesy Visit to the Mayor
  • Igo Class
  • Class Visitation by Host Families
  • Visiting Jomon Archeological Site
  • Mizuhiki Making
  • Hachimangu Shrine Tour
  • Japanese Confectionery Making
  • Visiting Primary School
  • Guest Appearance in Local Radio Show
  • Tea Ceremony Class
  • Japanese Cooking Class
  • Japanese Calligraphy Class
  • Soba Making
  • Meditation at Myoshinji Temple
  • Trying Japanese Harp
  • Performing at Outdoor Spectacle
  • Speech Contest
  • Independent Study Presentation 1
  • Independent Study Presentation 2
  • TV Appearance
  • Hakodate Port Festival
  • Closing Ceremony
  • Class Performance at Farewell Party
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Comments from Alumni

  • Name:
    Matthew Donley
    University:
    University of
    Michigan

    HIF is an outstanding program that offers not just instruction in the Japanese language, but it also serves as a gateway into Japanese culture...
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  • Name:
    Clarissa Krisnawan
    University:
    University of
    Washington

    There are various activities, you can enjoy at HIF. You can also discover the beauty of Hakodate City along with friends as well as your host family...
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  • Name:
    Alexander La Forest
    University:
    University of
    Notre Dame

    The HIF Japanese Language and Japanese Culture Program is worth every penny. Not only do you learn a lot in class, but also outside of...
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  • Name:
    Matthew Li
    University:
    Ursinus
    College

    I honestly can’t believe that it’s only been two months. Within this time, my Japanese isn’t the only thing that’s changed. Despite having plenty of experience...
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  • Name:
    Alex Prosi
    University:
    University of
    Michigan

    HIF truly excels in providing opportunities for its students wherever they need or want them. Through the program, I found myself...
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  • Name:
    Griffin Roth
    University:
    University of
    Chicago

    HIF was a lot of fun and very educational, from both a language and a cultural standpoint. If you’re interested in homestay...
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