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Learn about Japan and its culture

Showa Boston Institute for Language and Culture offers:

  • ESL Programs for college students from Showa Women’s University, Tokyo;
  • Japanese language program for Americans;
  • Summer programs for both American and Japanese high school students.

President’s Message

Welcome to Boston
Welcome to Boston.  Let me provide you with a brief introduction to our city.

Why Study a Foreign Language?
The main reason most students come to Boston is to improve your English, but why bother? Why study a foreign language? Although studying a foreign language is challenging, it also benefits your mind, your academic performance, your ability to appreciate other cultures, and your career.

Why Study Abroad?
In a perfect world, we would all spend time overseas. Almost anyone who has studied abroad will tell you that it is a life-changing experience, one of the most rewarding things that she has ever done. Why? What are the benefits of living in a foreign country?

Why Study at Showa Boston?
Showa Boston has an excellent staff of teachers who look forward to working with you. But in addition to studying, which students can do back in Japan, students in Boston have a precious opportunity to immerse themselves in an English-speaking environment.

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 Academic News

March Updates and Events
Many thanks to the great SFC volunteers that met with the fall groups of students! Believe it or not, 200 students will be here soon for our spring semester!!! We expect they will be very motivated to speak English and explore Boston with local Americans! So consider meeting them this spring! Think Spring: Join The Showa Friendship ...

Friendship Program
Friendship Program runs from Monday, Aug. 7th to Friday, Aug 11th.  American fifth grade students who are interested in being “Ambassadors for Boston” are welcome to join us for week of activities that are designed to help Elementary students from our Tokyo campus to get to know Boston.  Learn more >>

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Student Blog

  • Afternoon tea
    by showaboston on October 12, 2017 at 6:21 pm

    It is 3rd time to enjoy the afternoon tea. This event is held at Dr. Schwartz’s house every semesters. We can eat special cookies, cheese pie and snacks, even shrimps and Gyoza with tea or […]

  • Showa alumni brings study abroad discussion to Japan Society of Boston
    by showaboston on October 11, 2017 at 6:14 pm

    Showa Junior High School alumni Motoko Day recently presented her findings on current study abroad trends with the Japan Society of Boston. The discussion began with a brief history of John Manjiro, […]

  • Halloween decoration
    by showaboston on October 4, 2017 at 10:59 pm

    Hello, I’m Emily Hasebe. 10/3, I found cute Halloween decollations at Showa Boston. Nowadays, Halloween is famous in Japan but, in U.S.A, people celebrate more splendidly. Last year, I really […]

  • Wajima Lacquered Violin Performance
    by showaboston on September 29, 2017 at 7:37 pm

    Showa Boston welcomed musicians Toshimitsu Motoyama (violin) and Clara Chan (Piano) to Showa Boston for a special performance. The violin featured in the performance was “Ai,” a lacquered […]

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Join us for a Showa Friendship Circle info session
Tuesday, October 3rd, 6-7:15 p.m.

Learn about the Showa Friendship Circle

The fall SFC process will begin in September.  Fill out an application today!