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Canadian/Japanese Exchange Program - Language - Outbound Application Deadline March 1

Deadline: March 01, 2020 11:59 PM  
Location: Hosting in Alberta or Visiting Japan  

Sponsor: Alberta Agriculture and Forestry, Labo, Utrek

Program Description:


Outbound Application Deadline February 1 (Nihongo)

Outbound Application Deadline March 1 (Month-long)

Inbound Application Deadline June 1 (Month-long)

Host a Japanese Student

Expand your 4-H experience - host a Japanese student for one month! Many 12-16 year olds would like to experience Canadian 4-H family life from late July to late August. For best choice apply before May 15, but inquiries will be accepted year-round.

Host a Chaperone Instead

If you can only host for two weeks, ask for an adult chaperone. You can learn a lot about Japan from “tutors” who are similar to 4-H club leaders. For best choice apply before May 15, but inquiries will be accepted year-round.

Visit Japan

Canadian 4-H youth and adults have been exchanging to Japan since 1990. You, too, can take part in this exciting inter-cultural exchange and stay with a Japanese family for four weeks from mid-July to mid-August. To travel with the group, apply before March 1.

Learn Japanese

Nihongo (language) Exchange, a three-week Japanese immersion course, is offered starting in late June. Live with a family in Tokyo, attend classes and practice what you have learned downtown! Then start the summer exchange. Apply by February 1.


Work a year in Japan for one of the Exchange Partners! Applicants should have traveled to Japan on a summer exchange, be 18-24 years old and preferably have had one year of post-secondary education. Reasonable wages, wonderful experience!

Adult and Family Exchanges

Why let the kids have all the fun? Exchange as a chaperone or as a couple or a family, in the spring, summer or fall! Student year-long exchanges also available.

Check out the links on to Labo, Lex, and Utrek for information.

Event PDF:    Japan Information
4-H Alberta Exchange Co-ordinators
4-H Alberta/Japanese Exchange Host Family Form
Inbound Application
Outbound Application
Region: Provincial
Who can apply: Families ,  Intermediate (12-14 years old) ,  Leaders ,  Seniors (15-20 years old)

For more information contact: Ellen Bonde, Phone: 403-845-6894, Fax: 403-845-6894, Email: