For Participants

Online Forms to be Submitted by Participants

Please submit the following forms to HIF through your online portal. You will need your ID and password to login. Failure to submit the required forms by the deadlines may disqualify your admission to the program.

Deadline: March 15, 2019 (JST)

  • a) Homestay Preparation

    You need your head-and-shoulders photo (taken with the last 6 months) to upload. Please tell us about you, including your personality, hobby, food preference, smoking habits, etc. Information you enter on this form will help us to match you with a suitable host family. However, it is not a guarantee all of your preferences will be met.

  • b) Passport Copy

    A photocopy of your valid passport (page(s) showing your name, nationality and photo) must be submitted.


Deadline: April 30, 2019 (JST)

  • c) Travel Plan to Hakodate

    Read Travel Information Booklet (coming soon) to find out which plan suits you the best, and tell us your itinerary.

  • d) Medical Report

    Click here (coming soon) to download the HIF Medical Report. This form must be completed by an examining physician (MD or Certificated Nurse Practitioner/ Physician’s Assistant only) ONLY after a medical examination taken within the past three months. No other forms will be accepted in substitution of this form.

  • e) Medical Insurance Information

    HIF requires all participants to obtain medical insurance to cover possible illness and accidents while staying in Japan. If your university does not cover your insurance, please contact insurance companies offering short-term travel coverage by yourself.


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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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