Grow your global competence and become a future leader by spending time studying abroad in Japan! Whether you live with a host family or in a dorm, you will attend a Japanese high school and make friends with your Japanese peers. All this will help you improve your Japanese language skills, your academic prospects, and your intercultural fluency.

  1. Become a leader of tomorrow

  2. Experience Japanese culture

  3. Build your academic prospects

  4. Improve your Japanese language skills


For the Asia Kakehashi program, AFS is accepting applications from students in 20 Asian countries and regions.

Applicants interested in the Asia Kakehashi program must meet the following criteria:

  • Between 15 and 18 years of age
  • Highly motivated, high-achieving students
  • Learn some Japanese before the program
  • Able and willing to travel abroad unaccompanied

Program dates are below, but application dates depend on the country you are coming from. Please follow the link below to find the details for your country.  Motivated and open-minded young people from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply!

2020: April 2020 to February 2021

2021: April 2021 to February 2022
2022: April 2022 to February 2023

*Precise dates are subject to change