The 2019 Mino-Boston Exchange Program will feature two different learning experiences: intense Japanese offered by our partner, the YAMASA institution, from August 22nd to August 31st; and cultural immersion in the city of Mino from August 31st to September 4th.
One of the goals of this program is to help you discover your potential by providing you with unique cultural exchange opportunities. For example, sharing your life experiences with Japanese students, improving your Japanese language skills, and joining a local Japanese community.
This year, we received a large number of applications from various channels. Due to limited resources, we faced many difficult choices. We are confident each candidate's unique talents and perspective will deeply enrich both the Mino and the American community you will join on this exchange.
Founder and President
Bill is currently a Japanese language student in Showa Boston. He recently graduated from Bunker Hill Community College in Boston and will continue his study at Boston's one of the top schools.
Alexandria is currently a Japanese language student in Showa Boston. She is an artist and also working in the Providence, Rhode Island. She is also a student at the Community College of Rhode Island and will tranfer to the University of Rhode Island.
Luis is currently a student at the University of Massachusetts Boston and is a private language tutor. He also has working experience in the retail industry.
Lek In is currently a Japanese language student in Showa Boston. He is also studying for a music degree at Bunker Hill Community College in Boston. He is a pianist.
Doug is a Meetup organizer for the Boston Japanese & English Language Club. He graduated from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and is currently working as a web developer in Boston.
Bingnan is currently a Japanese language student in Showa Boston. He graduated from Carnegie Mellon University and is now working in Boston.
The 2019 Mino-Boston Exchange program will have following activities.
The Mino-Boston Exchange Program aims promoting understanding between Japan and US especially focuses on local community Mino-city, Gifu-prefecture and the greater area of Boston by enriching English language education and cultural exchange at the local level.
This program is jointly organized by the Cultural Exchange Initiative, the Mino Boston Club and Mino City in Japan.
Intensive Japanese language course taught at our local partner school with the opportunity to practice conversational skills with natives.
Various cultural excursions to different parts of Japan, such as Tokyo, Nagoya, and Kyoto. Excursions include touring museums and historical landmarks.
Join the local community in the Mino City and engage in their day-to-day lives.
We had our 2019 Information Session on April 27th at Showa Boston. Please watch our recorded video to know about this program.
Applicants should have basic Japanese language proficiency to communicate with local people in basic daily life.