Using a hands-on, interactive approach, participants learn by doing and not by just listening to a lecture or watching a video.
Participants study, play, and live with those from another culture for up to 3 weeks.
Without sacrificing participant learning and fun, we organize all activities with an eye toward safety including training staff how to address common health and safety risks.
It was a pleasure to meet and share part of the summer with Miyu. We found the Explore Japan program to be well organized and it was a wonderful opportunity for our family to experience another culture. My children met new friends [at camp], both American and Japanese, and learned a lot about Japanese culture. Plus, they really enjoyed with field trips.
We learned so much about Japanese Culture. Out guest, Miyoko, seemed to really enjoy the busy, social lifestyle in our region during the summer. Her favorite field trip was to Harvard University, but both her and my kids came home with a smile on their face every day. I know my kids are thrilled to host a male student this summer.
We both enjoyed getting to know our Japanese student, Natsuko Inoui, who celebrated her 16th birthday with us. We have enrolled again for [next] summer…and look forward to meeting more Japanese and American friends.
It was a great experience for the children, a real cultural experience. It opened their minds to what goes on in other parts of the world. We learned that we do have a distinct culture and we like to share it with the rest of the world.
There were two other Japanese students in Milton and the three of them got together quite a bit. Our kids really enjoyed Mizuki’s company and they’re sad that she’s leaving. They said it’s not going to be the same without her.
You simply open your home and heart to a student and in return you have an enriching experience for the whole family.
Explore Japan was a positive, enjoyable experience for our entire family. Our Japanese students brought their culture, their unique world view, and their youthful curiosity. Everyone enjoyed the oftentimes humorous and sincere efforts made when communicating differences. We learned together, and had fun doing so.
We thought it would be great to have someone visit from another country, to learn our cultures and show what we do here. The kids loved it.