Program Description

Tuition & Fees – Summer 2024

Application Fee (non-refundable)

Regular application fee:
US$80 (December, 2023 – 17:00 on February 20, 2024 JST)
Late application fee:
US$100 (On and after 17:01 on February 20, 2024 JST)

(Note: Late application will be accepted only when spots are available.)

Program Fee: US$7,980

What is included in the program fee:
- tuition
- main teaching materials and course supplies
- homestay fee*
- extracurricular activities
- a pocket Wi-Fi

* The homestay fee is ¥114,000 in total, which includes accommodation (furnished private room) and two meals a day (breakfast and dinner).

Medical Insurance during Your Stay in Japan

HIF requires all participants to obtain medical insurance to cover possible loss, illness or accidents for the duration of the program.


Comments from Alumni

  • Name:
    Michelle Bechtel
    Colby College
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    I applied to HIF on a whim, not knowing what to expect. Now that I have completed the program, it's safe to say that applying was one of the best decisions ... more

  • Name:
    Kerra Hinrichs
    University of Michigan
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    HIF was hands down one of the best experiences of my life. I came into the program with the goal of improving my Japanese, and I certainly achieved that ... more

  • Name:
    Hector Melesio
    Franklin & Marshall
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    For my first time traveling abroad, I do not think I could have picked a better place to be than Hakodate as an HIF student. Whether it be inside the ... more

  • Name:
    Owen Pietsch
    Swarthmore College
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    Eight weeks felt like a very short time to spend at HIF. Our teachers and the staff encouraged us to make the most of our time in Hakodate ... more

  • Name:
    Xingruo Sun
    Colby College
    Xingruo Sun photo

    The summer at HIF has been wonderful for me! I'm so glad that I was able to improve my Japanese so much and met so many wonderful instructors ... more

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