If you’re thinking about studying Japanese in Japan, and you should because it’s awesome, you need to check out the GaijinPot Student Placement Program.
GaijinPot is one of the largest websites in Japan for helping foreigners find a job, get an apartment, travel the country or study Japanese. We have partnered with the best schools in Japan to make sure that you find the right school for you.
The application deadline for the April 2017 term is just a few weeks away, so visit GaijinPot Study to fill out your application form today.
1. Home of manga and anime.
The worldwide popularity of anime and manga has inspired millions of fans to learn Japanese. For those fans, there is no better place to study than in the birthplace of your favorite anime characters.
Popular otaku destinations like Akihabara and Nakano Broadway are teeming with anime and manga shops—and being able to converse with the local customers will give you an insight that you can’t get outside of Japan.
2. An easy way to make new friends.
When you start at a Japanese language school you will be placed in a classroom with other students who are the same level as you. This makes learning easy and fun as everyone progresses at the same speed.
Most classes are just four hours per day, so you have lots of extra time to explore the city with your new classmates!
3. Immersive cultural experience.
Most schools offer Japanese cultural activities that you can participate in. Sushi-making, tea ceremony, hanami parties are all fun ways to learn more about the culture.
Nothing teaches you more about Japanese culture than joining a group of salarymen for a nomihodai (all-you-can-drink) party or watching the summer fireworks with a group of Japanese students and being able to practice your Japanese skills with local Japanese people.
4. Explore the country.
Japan is so much more than just Tokyo, Kyoto, and Osaka. Hop on the bullet train and within a few hours you can be exploring a completely new part of the country. Many of the rural areas in Japan don’t get a lot of foreign tourists so your arrival will be a big hit.
The best part is there is very little English spoken outside of the major cities so it’s another good chance for you to practice your Japanese!
5. It’s super fun!
Learning Japanese, making new friends, trying cultural activities, exploring the country, studying Japanese in Japan is an exciting and rewarding experience. Finding the right language school is key to enjoying your time in Japan and the GaijinPot Student Placement Program is the place to start.
We have partnered with the best schools in Japan to make sure that we help you find the right school for you. The application deadline for the April 2017 term is fast approaching—visit GaijinPot Study to fill out your application form today.
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