La ceremonia del té, los encantadores jardines y tranquilos templos, así como los trenes de alta velocidad, la eficiencia impactante y los rascacielos ultra modernos, son todos parte esencial de la dinámica cultura japonesa.

La vida social de los adolescentes en Japón sucede mayormente en el colegio y en clubes extracurriculares dedicados a los deportes (béisbol, fútbol, baloncesto, judo, kendo, karate o atletismo) y a la cultura (inglés, caligrafía, la ceremonia del té, teatro, orquesta, cocina, ciencias y matemáticas).

Los jóvenes japoneses también disfrutan la cultura de kawaii (todo lo que es lindo y adorable), J-Pop (música pop japonesa), manga y animé. El karaoke con los amigos es también muy popular. Salir de noche y regresar tarde a casa no es muy común entre los adolescentes de este país.

Language

Japanese is the official language of Japan and it will be good to have some prior knowledge of the language before the program. Having a basic knowledge of English will be helpful. Host schools and local AFS chapters will offer Japanese language lessons upon arrival.

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Let AFS guide your intercultural adventure

Go abroad with AFS to discover who you really are, make new lifetime friendships and immerse yourself in a fascinating intercultural experience.
TEEN PROGRAMS (UNDER 18 YEARS OLD)

Our learning program will prepare you for an amazing AFS intercultural experience. The program begins at your home country with a pre-departure orientation and continues with orientations and other supported learning activities and facilitated conversations will help you maximize your experience, cope the challenges of navigating a new culture and community and gain knowledge, skills, and a global understanding, throughout your time abroad, and as you return to you home country. AFS volunteers will be there to support and guide you and your host family through your learning journey abroad.

ADULT PROGRAMS (18 YEARS OR OLDER)

The Global Competence Certificate (GCC) program will support your intercultural learning experience. This state-of-the-art program prepares you to successfully navigate new cultural environments—during your AFSNext experience and long after you finish the program. Online intercultural learning modules combined with in-person sessions help you develop practical and global skills, knowledge and attitudes that employers need and mission-driven organizations believe will help achieve their social impact goals. You will receive your certification upon completion of the training program.

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