High School Program
Journey through Japan’s cultural heart, from Hiroshima’s profound history to Kyoto’s iconic traditions, while also embracing community life on the serene Kunisaki Peninsula. Discover resilience, history, and an unmatched spirit in this immersive experience.
Japan holds an incredibly rich history that has shaped its cultural identity for centuries. The kingdoms and ancient temples all tell a story of their ingrained culture, providing experiences for students to gain insight into how history shapes a nation. The knowledge of its past and innovative future creates an intertwined spirit of collective resilience in the Japanese identity.
An exploration of culture and society, this program takes you through two of Japan’s four main islands, Kyushu and Honshu. You will visit some well-known cities including Hiroshima and Kyoto, but also journey through the Inland Sea to spend time in the less well-known, off-the-beaten-track area of the Kunisaki Peninsula. Gaining many insights and experiences into Japan’s history and culture through activities that include helping with the work of a farming community, learning of events that surround the bombing of Hiroshima, delving into the intimate world of Japan’s cultural capital, Kyoto, and learning how devastating natural disasters can be and how the Japanese character is shaped by them.
At Insight, our program itineraries are as unique as your students. All our program itineraries are customized with teacher chaperones to ensure that it meets the needs of your students.
With the support of a variety of local vendors and NGO’s, we promise that your students will get an authentic, local experience.
All our trips include:
Want to take your students outside the classroom? Review our program locations and suggested themes.
Connect with one of our High School Educators who will help custom design your program.
With our assistance, submit required paperwork and details to your Administration and School Board.
Announce the trip to your students! (We’ll provide all the materials you need).
Invite us to your school to host a Student & Parent Info Night! We will be there to answer questions and support student sign-up!
Gather with the farmstay families for a farewell ceremony, then set off for Fukuoka. Arrive at Dazaifu, an elegant Shinto shrine, which was first built in 905AD. Adjacent is the Kyushu National Museum, where the group will learn about the history and culture of Kyushu and connections with Asia. After dinner in a local restaurant the group will partake in a Japanese favorite, karaoke, for a celebratory final night.