Showa Boston Who We Are

Who We Are

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

  • Fun @Boston College
    by showaboston on August 21, 2017 at 7:56 pm

    Hi! It’s Kayoko from Wing9. I went to the Boston College for field trip. It had held Art festival. There are singing concert, instrument concert, painting exhibition…. Some college […]

  • Showa Trips
    by showaboston on August 14, 2017 at 7:48 pm

    Regret about doing something more than not doing it I would like to write about optional trips. I went to New York and Niagara. You can choose whether to go or not, but I joined both. And if you have […]

  • Biz Times Interview 5: Ms. Danielle Archer
    by showaboston on August 1, 2017 at 5:08 pm

    Natsumi Hara・XinYee Tee 悔いの残らぬ人生を Message from Danielle: Being a Mom  I went from being a good student to a straight A […]

  • Summer Party
    by showaboston on July 24, 2017 at 2:44 pm

    This month we held our annual summer party. We were thrilled to welcome 60 guests representing 10 different organizations and institutions throughout Boston, including MIT, Boston University, […]

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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!