Studies abroad in Japan
At the far east of Asia, the archipelago of Japan is a stunning blend of tradition and modernity.
Tokyo, Kyoto and Osaka are high tech megalopolis offering a stark contrast with rural areas where time seems to have stopped about a century ago.
Japan is composed of four major islands, Honshu the largest, Kokkaido, Shikoku and Kyushu but also 3000 other island of lesser importance. 70% of the country is covered with mountains including famous 3776 metre high Mount Fuji. The country also counts scores of volcanoes and many hot springs which have become a central feature of Japan tourism.
Japan stretches from north to south, encompassing a wide spectrum of climates. In the north Sapporo enjoys mild summers and cold winters, owing it to host 1972 Winter Olympic Games. At the centre and on the west coast, winters are fairly mild while summers are usually hot and humid with a rain season going from June to mid-July.
Kyushu and Okinawa islands, in the south, enjoy a subtropical weather. More than just a change of scene, a language course in Japan is the certainty to discover a unique culture in a unique environment.