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Japanese in Fukuoka

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Experience
Study
Destination
Japan
Duration
1 to 12 weeks
Ages
18 to 85
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Trip overview

Learn Japanese the authentic way and have an experience you’ll never forget by Studying Japanese in Fukuoka. Learning a language is much easier when you’re surrounded by people that speak it and it feels more real when you’re immersed in the culture that it’s a part of. Within no time at all you won’t just be talking fluently with the locals, you’ll BE a local. On this trip you’ll be thrown in the deep end learning Japanese in classes by day, and speaking Japanese by night. With daily small group classes and additional optional extras to help, this is the very best way you can learn Japanese. 

We offer the complete package for those wanting to accompany their learning of Japanese with a real-world, international experience to go with it. Our team will get you sorted with all the essentials, from finding the perfect class for you, getting you into accommodation that works for you, plus all the support you could ask for before, during and even after your trip.

Completely immerse yourself in a new culture, make lifelong friends and, best of all, break away from your usual routine back home as you embark on an adventure to study Japanese in Japan. This trip is perfect for those that don’t want to just visit the country and learn the language, they want to become a part of it. 

Inclusions

Small group Japanese classes

Learn Japanese in a structured, but relaxed environment for 20 classes per week. With intakes of only 3-8 students you'll get enough personal attention from the teacher to ensure you get the most out of it.

Dedicated Trip Coordinator

Handpicked from an experienced team who’ve been there, done that and ready to guide you through your entire journey and leave no question unanswered.

Pre-Departure Guide

Our in-depth pre-departure guide will have all the information you need about your trip & destination, at your fingertips.

Trip visa guidance

If you need a visa, it’ll get approved as cheap and easy as possible with our step-by-step instructions and personal guidance from your Trip Coordinator.

Personal Travel Concierge

You'll get a personal Travel Concierge to plan your flights, insurance or any add-ons to synchronise perfectly with your trip. Deal with a real human and get a personalised booking experience that ticks all your boxes.

Choice of accommodation

There are a range of accommodation options you can choose from; Homestay, for an authentic cultural experience or a private room in a shared apartment, to bond with classmates. You can have the option to upgrade to a private appartment if you prefer your space. 

Private airport transfer

A private chauffeur to take you from the Fukouka (FUK) Airport to your initial hotel accommodation located in Fukuoka.

$200 Global Tour Voucher

We know this will be the trip of a lifetime, so you also get a $200 Global Tour Voucher to put towards any Contiki, Busabout, Topdeck or G Adventures tour so you can go and explore some more of the world whilst you’re over there. You’re welcome.

Certificate of completion

In recognition of your hard work and dedication throughout the experience. Employers will love this addition to your resume!

Ongoing support from our local team

From our team and in-country project partners, think of them as your family away from home. Whether you need advice or a shoulder to lean on, you’ll be provided with unlimited support.

24/7 Global Emergency Line

Feel confident knowing we have a worldwide emergency team on standby, 24/7/365, so you can feel safe and secure throughout your whole trip no matter where you are in the world.

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$250 off your next trip

The “Travel Bug” is a very real thing! Once you catch it, it really doesn’t go away! Book any other trip with us later and save $250. Why would you ever stop travelling?

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Just in case it’s not clear already, we’re not an employment or recruitment agency. Read more.

Qualification

To qualify for this trip you must meet the following requirements:
  • Be between 18-85 years of age
  • Be a citizen of an eligible country
  • Have no criminal convictions in the past 5 years

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Trip details

Our Study in Fukuoka trip is designed to get you travelling, living and learning Japanese overseas as smoothly as possible. Fukuoka is located on a stretch of absolutely stunning Japanese coastline with incredible beaches only walking distance from the school.

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Book with confidence

Interest-free payment plans

Pay your trip off in instalments that you get to choose.

Ultimate Corona Booking Flexibility

If Covid gets in the way, again, we've got your back. Read more here.

Lifetime deposit guarantee

Change of mind for trip, destination or dates? No problem! Learn more here.

Trip location

You’re going to one of Japan’s most up and coming and exciting cities, Fukuoka. It’s a Foodies’ paradise based right on an amazing stretch of Japanese coastline. The course is based right in the heart of the city, meaning that the attractions of Fukuoka will never be far away.  

Trip itinerary

Arrival

Once you’ve touched down at Fukuoka Airport or have arrived at Hakata Station, your transfer will take you to your accommodation in Fukuoka. If you’ve given yourself a few days between your arrival and the course starting, use this time to get acquainted with the city and your new classmates/Homestay hosts! Fukuoka is an amazing place so try to make the most of it straight away!

Day 1

Arrive at school by 9:20 at the very latest. On your first day you will retake a Level check test to ensure that you’ll be placed in the right class. This test includes written and interview portions. 

After that you'll run through your orientation. This will include information about the school, classes, study methods, Japanese culture and manners and life in Japan. 

Then dive straight into your class! You’ll undertake a two hour Japanese class in the afternoon. Followed by an optional one-hour free tour of the Hakata area.

Ongoing

You’ll be completing four classes a day; two in the morning (scheduled between 9:30-13:10) and two in the afternoon (scheduled between 11:25-17:45). These are subject to your class level and schedule and will probably change through your stay. 

Daily classes are separated into two lessons of Japanese Grammar and two of Language skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking). 

You may want to undertake additional courses offered by your school; Standard Japanese, Plus Conversation, Traditional Culture, Pop Culture, and nextGEN (a mixture of Traditional and pop). These will take place outside regular school hours or on weekends.  

Otherwise, your weekends are yours to explore the city, or go further around Japan! If you’d like to go on a more in-depth trip around the country, let your course leader know and they can rearrange classes.  

We’ll constantly keep in touch with you throughout your stay. If at any point during your trip you need advice or support, our team will be on hand to answer all your questions. Don’t forget you can jump on our social media pages too or buzz our 24/7 emergency support line for urgent matters.

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Frequently asked questions

Yes! There are several destinations that are open to travellers right now! And if you’re from Australia, you could be able to get an exemption to travel if you’re travelling for over 3 months*, which is the majority of our trips. We can advise how to apply for this exemption. We recommend our travellers book their trips at least 6-12 months in advance, so by the time you’re ready to depart we’re confident your destination (if it’s not already open) will be open and ready to go. *Full exemption info here.

If you have to make any changes to your departure date, you’re protected by our Lifetime Deposit Guarantee and our Ultimate Corona Booking Flexibility. With this, we will change your trip dates for free. If this doesn’t fit around you and you can’t go on your trip anymore, we will give you a 100% refund in the form of a Trip Credit with us (See terms). If you’re unable to use it, you can also transfer that credit to someone else for them to put towards any trip too.


If you’re affected by COVID while you’re overseas, you will have all the support you need from our team or partners in-country as well as have access to our 24/7 Global Emergency Line. We work with a travel insurance company that provides COVID protection, and people going on Volunteer trips will get this for free currently!

Yes we are! All of our trips are still being planned for and taking new bookings. We always recommend that our travellers take 6-12 months between booking their trip to departure. This gives you plenty of time to arrange all the finer details of your trip, and pay it off. If things don’t go as planned you are always able to rearrange your trip using your Lifetime Deposit Guarantee and Ultimate Corona Booking Flexibility! So there is really nothing to worry about.

In 2020, the world stopped. This means that we have a backlog of travellers, just like you, who are desperate to get out and explore the world! Global Work & Travel works on a first-in-best-dressed basis. Booking earlier ensures that you don’t miss out on the best intake, season, placements and more! We recommend our travellers take 6-12 months to plan their trip for a reason - to make sure you’ve got everything organised perfectly, stress-free. If COVID affects your trip, you are protected for any changes with our Ultimate Corona Booking Flexibility. Why not give yourself something to look forward to, by booking that trip!

Yes you can! Simply tell your Trip Coordinator after booking that your friend is also going and they can link your profiles. For most of our trips we should be able to have you and your friends placed together. Meaning that you can live together and work together. If availability doesn’t allow it, we’ll get you in the same area. So you’ll be able to have this experience together!

Our Ultimate Corona Booking Flexibility means you can change your trip’s start date up to 56 days before departure without incurring ANY charges, and you’re able to rebook it for ANY time (or even any other trip) in the next 2 years from your original start date.


In the event that you want to cancel your booking altogether, if you give us over 56 days notice you can do so with only a 50% cancellation fee. Your refund of the balance will come in the form of a Travel Credit which you can put towards booking absolutely anything travel related with your Travel Concierge within the next 3 years!

How it works

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We become friends
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Time to go
We’ll get your tickets in-hand and your transfers ready. Then, our in-country team or partner will have everything prepared for your arrival. It’s now time for the real adventure to start.
24/7 support
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