Program Description

Institutions of Former Participants

The Japanese Language and Japanese Culture Program was started in 1986, with about 60 students participating every year. We have had in excess of 1900 participants since the beginning of the program until 2018.

Top Institutions by Total Number of Participants

Institution # of students participated since
the program has started in 1986
Yale University126
University of Pennsylvania113
University of Washington88
Harvard University82
University of Notre Dame76
University of Chicago61
Princeton University53
University of California, Los Angeles52
etc....

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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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