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Study Abroad

Saitama's Women Junior College | Summer 2020


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Saitama Women's Junior College enables Edmonds College students to experience Japanese hospitality in homestays with families providing homemade Japanese breakfasts and dinners. Along with attending a Japanese Hospitality class, students tour the famous town of Kamakura, downtown Tokyo, and bamboo forests. This program is a chance to experience the foundation of Japanese reception and history, while hanging out with Japanese college students excited to converse!

Explore Saitama Women's Junior College (in Japanese).

Check out 2017 photos of our two Edmonds College/Saijo Exchange alumni.

Check out recent Saitama Women's Junior College photos.


Free tuition and excursions run by Saitama Women's Junior College.

Costs incurred by students would cover airfare, some meals, some local transportation, and souvenirs to range between $2000 - $2200.

To apply, please fill out and submit this application to the Study Abroad office at Snohomish Hall 301. You will also need to turn in the following documents:

  • Two letters of recommendation
  • A one page essay
  • Your unofficial Edmonds College transcript

Our office will review your documents and let you know if you have been accepted to the program and how to proceed. Please note that students that have been sanctioned by the college are disqualified from applying to, or participating in an Edmonds College study abroad program.

Set up an appointment with us here if you have any questions!

Program Dates: July 2, 2020-July 15, 2020

Application Deadline: February 16, 2020

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It is important that before planning your trip to Japan, consider all the medications you need to take with you, in case you have any medical condition or need to take a certain medication.

For this, it is necessary that you go to a trusted doctor so they can give you a certificate that you certainly need these medicines, so Japanese customs do not confiscate your medications, and if you need to get more of these and are not available in Japan, you can import them.

Read Edmonds College Student Anastasiia Zavialova's blog!

To find out more, make an appointment with your study abroad advisor!

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