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    Ojiya Study Abroad

    Ojiya Study Abroad


    • Listing Type: Gap Year Programs
    • Program Delivery: Residential
    • Destinations: Japan
    • Credit Awarded: High School, College
    • Program Length: One Week, Two Weeks, Six Weeks, Four Weeks, Two Months, Academic Year, Semester, Quarter, Other, Three Weeks, Five Weeks
    • Start Month: January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
    • Category: Academic
    • Selective: No
    • Gender: Coed
    • Ages: 16, 17, 18, 19+, 19
    • Housing: Dorm, Homestay, Student Apartment
    • Financial Aid: Grants/Scholarships, Work Study
    • Minimum Cost: < $1,000
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    It is Ojiya Study Abroad's goal to help international students and adults learn more about Japanese language and culture through interacting with the local community. We want to create long lasting relationships that benefit both the participants of OSA and the locals of Ojiya, a fairly small city in Niigata prefecture of Japan.

    Our program:

    ?Ojiya Study Abroad is a program for people around the world who want to learn the Japanese language and Japanese culture in a peaceful country town on a small budget.

    We are not a Japanese language school where many students study the same level of Japanese together. We set up our program to meet individual needs. So the program we offer is very flexible. You can start your stay anytime you like, can stay with us as long as you want from a few weeks to one year. There is no age limit.

    In addition, we try our best to minimize your expenses because what we seek is not profit, but wonderful meetings between the international students and the local people.


    ?You must apply at least 6 weeks before you want to join the program. The application form is available on our website. Fill it out, and e-mail it along with a few photos (No need to be official. Photos with your family, friends, or pets will be fine.)

    If you need an official letter of invitation for your visa, we need to hear from you 8 weeks before your start day.


       Applicants are accepted through exchanging e-mail, reference letters or an interview by someone involved with the program. We want to have  people who are friendly and have a sense of responsibility.