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Showa Boston Opportunities



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

  • Boston Harry Potter Shop
    by showaboston on August 28, 2017 at 12:26 am

    Hello. I’m Ayaka. In the weekend I went to the Newbury St with Rina and Eriko. I went to the Lindt which is a chocolate shop. I like this chocolate very much. I bought many chocolates for me. […]

  • Balanced Boston
    by showaboston on August 26, 2017 at 12:28 am

    Hello. My name is Ayaka Shiratori. I will talk about my impression about Boston. I think Boston is a balanced city. Boston is not too busy and is not too quiet in the U.S. There are many buildings […]

  • Obon Festival
    by showaboston on August 25, 2017 at 1:02 am

    About 100 guests from the Boston community attended our annual Obon event, which included traditional Japanese dancing, kaki-gori, and lots of Japanese games! […]

  • SYSCO, where we can get special lunch for field trip!
    by showaboston on August 24, 2017 at 12:47 am

    By Xin Yee Tee Field trips are not only about having good meals, I know. But it’s still super exciting to have something different for lunch on field trip sometimes. SYSCO is the biggest […]

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Join our O-Bon event!
Thursday, August 24th, 5-7:15 p.m.

Learn about the Showa Friendship Circle

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