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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

  • Lesley Japan Orientation
    by showaboston on December 13, 2017 at 3:48 pm

    Next year, 15 Lesley University students will travel for two weeks to Japan. Showa Boston, with the help of 9 Showa Boston students volunteers, held a cultural orientation activity at Lesely for […]

  • Tree Trimming
    by showaboston on December 12, 2017 at 5:02 pm

    Happy Holidays from Showa Boston! Last night we celebrated our annual Tree Trimming event with students, RAs, and guests participating in our College Connection Program and Showa Friendship Circle. […]

  • Biz Times Students Interview Beyond Boston 3: Ayaka Shiratori
    by showaboston on December 10, 2017 at 9:30 pm

    Xin Yee Tee Live in the moment Message to freshmen who are going to Boston soon  Keep a diary   Ayaka’s Quote Conversation is like catching a ball   Before the interview  […]

  • Biz Times Students Interview Beyond Boston 2: Sae Kanazawa
    by showaboston on December 9, 2017 at 9:15 pm

    Xin Yee Tee Live in the moment Message to freshmen who are going to Boston soon  I regret that I spoke too much Japanese in Boston, so my advice is to increase chances of speaking English […]

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