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For Japanese families wishing to participate our Summer Academy who are also interested in perhaps supporting a student from overseas, we offer the following service:

What is the International Friendship Program?


Cross Education offers excellent homestay services with families located across Tokyo. Supported by our partner, Homestay in Japan, we have access to over 4000 screened and generous homes and families that are determined to help our students get the best out of their time with us in Japan.

The International Friendship Program

Cross education is proud to work with Homestay in Japan, and preferred rates, to provide excellent arrival, departure, and homestay services to students coming to participate in Cross programs from overseas.

We particularly encourage the families of our students resident in Japan to take advantage of this opportunity, and especially those who are from Japanese families, for two particular reasons:

  1. BECOME A HOMESTAY FAMILY: By doing so, you will not only be helping someone from another country learn more about Japanese language and culture, but you will also be providing your child the opportunity of an even stronger learning and friendship building opportunity. Not only with they both attend the Cross Education program together, but they will take their experiences home with them and learn more about each other on a far more personal and intercultural level. 
  2. Receive Tuition Assistance: By taking a homestay student into your homes for the duration of the Cross Education program, you will also be receiving compensation. The fee you will receive for room & board will counter balance the tuition for the program itself, and by doing so save you money! REGISTER MY CHILD IN CAMP

Should you be interested in participating in the International Friendship Program, please click on the link below and send us your request. We will follow up immediately with more information and instructions. Homestay in Japan takes care of all of the logistics for you, and ensures that your experience in Japan while at Cross is as safe, fun, educational, and meaningful as it can possibly be.

Note that registering for the International Friendship Program does not guarantee the availability of a homestay student since placement depends on International student registration. By indicating your interest in the program through submission of the International Friendship Program Form, we will proceed to match you with a student as soon as soon as we receive a request.

To begin the process, simply register for a program and indicate you would like to participate in the Cross International Friendship Program!