In Summer 2017, the dream of launching an IUHPFL program in Japan became a reality in the city of Osaka, which is located in Osaka Province on the eastern coastline of the country's largest island, Honshu. This program is open to students who are Indiana high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors at the time of application and who will have completed Japanese Level II or higher prior to departure. Speaking only Japanese for the entire 5-week experience is a requirement.
See our Program Site Blogs to learn more about what happens during programs.
Due to the ongoing Covid pandemic, the Osaka Program did not take place in 2020, 2021, or 2022. Conditions are uncertain for 2023. We hope to restablish the IUHPFL Osaka program in the near future!