Adult Language Travel Osaka
Our partner language school has 11 schools across Japan and each school has it’s own unique characteristics. Staff are regularly trained and attend conferences across the group, which allows them to share knowledge and experience. The school has three pillars that it works by: 1) Reaching: students not only imporive their Japanese language skills, they also learn how to behave appropriately as educated and well-respected people. They aim to tech students about success in their future even after graduating. 2) Learn through Experience: the school offers plenty of opportunities to apply and improve language skills outside of the classroom. This might be through Speech contests or Writing Competitions as well as regular events that introduce traditional and contemporary Japanese culture. 3). Safe and Secure Support Systems: the school team work hard to ensure that suitable support is in place for the students, whether it is for help with arrival or assistance with government procedures or supporting the mental wellbeing of students away from home.
The school in Osaka is located near to the centre of the city and just a 3 minute walk from Nagai station, making it an easy place to commute to.
The language school in Kyoto offers three accommodation options for students:
- Share House Type (single) – has wi-fi, air conditioning, bed and desk in the room. Shared facilities are kitchen, bath, toilet, lounge and washing machine. Located a 8 minutes by bus to the school.
- Apartment Style (single) – has wi-fi, air conditioning, bed, desk, kitchen, shower, toilet, refrigerator and washing machine. 24 hour residence support available. Located a 15 minute walk from school.
- Host Family: accommodation in a single room in a Japanese family home. Students can choose between bed and breakfast or breakfast and dinner. Families are located in Osaka but could be up to an hour from the school by public transport. Students are expected to become a member of the home and to participate in family life.
N.B. Students studying for less than 6 months cannot use Share House or Apartment Style. Host families are available and MyEducation can recommend other accommodation options available for a shorter lease.
NOTE: STUDENTS ON THE 6 MONTH+ PROGRAM MUST APPLY FOR A VISA. THIS VISA WILL ALLOW YOU TO SECURE PART TIME WORK WHILE IN JAPAN FOR UP TO 28 HOURS A WEEK.
THE SCHOOL ENCOURAGES EMPLOYMENT TO HELP WITH YOUR LANGUAGE SKILLS AND CULTURAL LEARNING.
The school aims to be one of Japan’s safest and most secure language schools. As such they have a dedicated team to prepare safety manuals and to ensure staff are trained. They take a variety of measures to ensure safety in the event of a disaster (such as earthquake, fire or typhoon), security in the school buildings is key and all staff are first-aid trained. Students can also access free medical check-ups through the school.
At the start of your program you will be met at the airport and led to your school or dormitory. You will also have an entrance ceremony to welcome you at the start of your life as an international student. You will also have an orientation to help with the smooth transition into school life. The school will assist you with resident registration and setting up a bank account (if needed.) They can also guide you to buy a mobile phone. They are there to offer full support as you settle into your new life.
- Study Abroad and Cultural Experience.
- Graduate School preparation
- University Preparation Course
- Arts Course
- Short term courses
- Job Seeking Course
✓ Approx. 15 hours of Japanese lessons per week.
✓ International classes.
✓ We recommend that you have some knowledge of the Japanese language.
✓ All teaching takes place in Japanese.
✓ Level test.
✓ Course certificate.
✓ 15 lessons per week of Japanese teaching.
✓ Accommodation is optional, but prices are quoted with accommodation.
✓ Host family or apartment accommodation.
✓ Self catering or half board accommodation options.
✓ 6 month+ program includes activities and excursions arranged by language school. Optional add on of shorter programs. Starting from around £18 per activity – paid at language school.
✓ Supervision and support.
✓ MyEducation service and support prior to departure and during program.
NOT INCLUDED, BUT AVAILABLE
✓ Airport transfer on arrival.
✓ Additional classes and courses.
✓ Course materials.
✓ Assistance with flight booking and insurance.
15 lesson + host family || 2 weeks: £1,311 || 4 weeks: £2,239 || 1 term: £6,212 || 6 months: £13,975 || 1 year: £26,730
15 lessons+ Shared House (single) || 6 months: £7,300 || 1 year: £14,125
15 lessons+ Apartment (single)*|| 6 months: £6,363 || 1 year: £11,448
* Prices do not include utility fees which are charged at cost.
N.B PRICING FOR NON-HOST FAMILY PLACEMENT IS APPROXIMATE. FINAL FEE CAN ONLY BE CONFIRMED ONCE ACCOMMODATION IS SECURED.
Key Facts: Japan
- Population: approx. 125 million people
- Language: Japanese
- Fun fact about Japan: There is 1 vending machine for every 24 people. With 5 million vending machines, Japan has the highest density in the world. Batteries, ramen, sake, umbrellas, flowers – whatever you can think of, is probably stocked in a vending machine.
Key Facts: Osaka
- Population: approx. 20 million people
- Why choose Osaka: Osaka perfectly blends retro charm and modern flair to make it a city that offers some of the best food, culture and nightlife in Japan. Osaka is not as commonly visited by tourists, but it has a variety of things to do from shopping, delicious food, parks and historical monuments and temples. The modern city contrasts with the tradition and history that surrounds it. Osaka has a busy nightlife with izakaya and major music performers coming to the city. Osaka is also the centre of Japanese comedy. The city is the second largest in Japan, but feels like a small town as it is easy to cycle between the two main centres. It is also a major travel hub to access all areas of Japan for a day trip or more.
- MyEducation recommends: The Kinkakuji temple – temple of the Golden Pavilion.
- What to eat in Osaka: while in Osaka you must try Okonomyaki – a japanese pancake filled with cabbage and Takoyaki – octopus dumplings. Both are sold from vendors along the main street and are cheap and delicious.
- Visas: For programs less than 6 months in length, no visa is required for entry. For programs over 6 months, a visa is required. The language school will provide you with the necessary sponsorship documents to apply for the visa. Applications must be lodged at the Consulate in London. There are no additional visa fees (correct Sept. 2021). Applicants for 6 month+ program have to apply at least 3 months before departure in order to ensure you can secure a visa.
- Flights: MyEducation will confirm your arrival airports and dates. You can choose to book your own flight to Japan. MyEducation can also book the flight for you through our partner travel agency. You will pay the fee for the flight to MyEducation at the time that the booking is made. Full payment required for the flight to be secured.
- Vaccinations: We recommend that you ensure that your vaccinations are up to date for travel to Japan. You can find up to date information here: Travel Health Pro.
- Insurance: All students require insurance for their trip. Insurance should cover at the lowest level: belongings, travel, personal liability and medical expenses. MyEducation can provide insurance on a monthly basis. Please speak with staff if you want details
- Arrival Transfer: meeting on arrival at the airport is not included in the fee for the program. If you require a transfer, MyEducation can confirm a fee for the service and the details of how it is managed.
- Emergency Support: The language school and MyEducation have an emergency number that can be contacted 24/7 for students on a program. This is for emergency situations that need urgent attention.
- Bank fees and accommodation deposit: Bank transfer fees of around 4,000 Yen will be due after arrival at the language school. These fees can only be calculated after payments have been completed at the school, so students are required to pay this in Japan. Accommodation deposits are included in the fees charged by MyEducation and they will be returned to you at the end of the program (less any fees for cleaning) by the Japanese language school.
How to sign up for a trip to Osaka
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