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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

  • Global Link Karaoke Party!
    by showaboston on July 21, 2017 at 12:32 am

    Thank you to everyone from the New England JET Alumni Association, FLS, and Stratford House for attending our Karaoke Party! It was tons of fun and we look forward to hosting another one soon! […]

  • Global Link Sushi Making
    by showaboston on July 19, 2017 at 10:41 pm

    Showa Boston hosted a sushi making cultural exchange activity for students at FLS and Stafford House Boston. The goal of the event was to make friends, have fun, and share a delicious part of […]

  • What’s FOOD BANK
    by showaboston on July 15, 2017 at 6:39 pm

    Yukina Nakazawa 中澤佑紀奈 痩せたいと言いつつ食べちゃう系女子 Last week, I joined a volunteer activity. It’s called “FOOD BANK.”  What is FOOD BANK? I wondered about it. […]

  • Thank you for the rain, New York City
    by showaboston on July 14, 2017 at 6:39 pm

    Xin Yee Tee Live at the moment If you had checked the weather forecast last weekend, then you would have an idea that our New York City trip was kind of humid and… wet. That was our second day in […]

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The 6th annual Japan Festival Boston
Sunday, April 30, 2017
Boston Common, 11am – 6pm
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