Explore Japan and our network of participants have been featured in newspapers and community boards all over the greater Boston area. As we are a community based program, we rely primarily on word of mouth, the positive experience of our past participants, and local news resources to share our program. If you have an outlet that would be interested in sharing Explore Japan within your community, please contact us.
"Host mother Sharon Stemm of Canton commented that her visiting [Japanese] student is kind, studious, and easygoing and that he is extremely focused on improving his English and quickly became a part of her family."
--Sharon Stemm via the Canton Citizen August 2016
"I thought it was a good experience for both of them, Michelle said about her daughter and her guest. We learned a lot about her culture. I know it was a lasting impression, [my daughter] got something out of it.”
-- Michelle Ward via Wicked Local Randolph.
"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 the Japanese culture. Plus, they really enjoyed the field trips."
-- Moira Sweetland via Wicked Local Canton 2014.
“We both enjoyed getting to know our Japanese student... who celebrated her 16th birthday with us. We have enrolled again for the summer of 2014 and look forward to meeting more Japanese and American friends.”
-- Carol Sussman via the MetroWest Daily News
“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.”
-- Jennifer Ananstasiade via the Boston Globe
“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.”
-- Martin Bauer via the Milton Patch
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