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  • Opening Ceremony
  • Meeting Host Family
  • Homestay 1
  • Homestay 2
  • Homestay 3
  • Japanese Language Class 1
  • Japanese Language Class 2
  • Special Lecture Rakugo
  • Japanese Language Table 1
  • Japanese Language Table 2
  • Trying Japanese Shamisen
  • Japanese Traditional Dance Class
  • Tea Ceremony Class
  • Kendo Trial
  • Kyudo Trial
  • Courtesy Visit to the Mayor
  • Judo Trial
  • Japanese Cooking Class
  • Onuma Overnight Trip 1
  • Onuma Overnight Trip 2
  • Kimono & Etiquette Class
  • Soba Making
  • Japanese Calligraphy Class
  • Class Visitation by Host Families
  • Flower Arrangement Class
  • Japanese Confectionery Making
  • Igo Class
  • Trying Japanese Harp
  • Visiting Primary School
  • Visiting Jomon Archeological Site
  • Guest Appearance in Local Radio Show
  • Hachimangu Shrine Tour
  • Speech Contest
  • Independent Study Fair 1
  • Independent Study Fair 2
  • Hakodate Port Festival
  • Closing Ceremony
  • Class Performance at Farewell Party
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Comments from Alumni

  • Name:
    Silin Chen
    University:
    Wesleyan
    University

    I think being able to join HIF is a very precious opportunity for me to be totally immersed in a Japanese-study environment. more

  • Name:
    Jack Conklin
    University:
    University of
    Chicago

    The HIF program is a great opportunity to improve your understanding of both Japanese and Japanese culture. more

  • Name:
    Laura Li
    University:
    Oberlin
    College

    One of the greatest things that I've learnt during my stay in HIF is "thinking in Japanese". more

  • Name:
    Meera Santhanam
    University:
    University of
    Chicago

    This program provides the perfect amount of structure - it's enough so that every day you are kept busy with classes, talks, and ... more

  • Name:
    Yuancong Xie
    University:
    Northwestern
    University

    HIF was an amazing opportunity to immerse myself in an all-Japanese environment. more

  • Name:
    Xinyu Zong
    University:
    Franklin &
    Marshall
    College

    HIF has been the best experience of my life. I woke up every day looking forward to host mom's breakfast and playing with her 4-year-old son. more

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