For Participants

HIF Information Booklets

The following booklets provide you with important and useful information you need to know before coming to Hakodate. Please read them thoroughly as you prepare for your summer.

Living in Hakodate
(Coming Soon)

General information about Hakodate including HIF student services, useful facilities, internet connections, public transportation, money, emergency, etc.

Domestic Travel
Information to
Hakodate
(Coming Soon)

How to travel to Hakodate: traveling by yourself or joining a group travel plan from Tokyo.

The 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics will be held on July 24th-August 9th.
We are now arranging a group travel plan from Hakodate to Narita Airport on August 9th, in order to secure your seat and accommodation. You can travel by yourself or join this group travel plan to Tokyo. More information will be announced later.
Please note that the HIF group travel plans DO NOT include international flight tickets.

Homestay
(Coming Soon)

Useful information and tips for maintaining good communication and relationship between you and your host family.

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Comments from Alumni

  • Name:
    Emily Branam
    University:
    Swarthmore
    College

    This program for me was about self discovery more than anything. I was given the opportunity to ... more

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    University:
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    College

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    University:
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    College

    HIF was one of the most incredible experiences ever. Being immersed in a homestay in Japan, ... more

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    University:
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    University

    I feel so lucky to be here. From the fluidity of transportation from home to school or culture classes to ... more

  • Name:
    Plearn Janvatanavit
    University:
    Wesleyan
    University

    At HIF, I was able to not only improve my Japanese, but gain a better understanding of the culture. more

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    University:
    University of
    Denver

    The HIF program has exceeded all my expectations and has become one of my most valued experiences. more

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    University:
    Yale
    University

    In doing this program, aside from epistemic gain, I was given a wide range of opportunities to experience ... more

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    University:
    University of
    Washington

    HIF gives you the tools, resources, and support to help you not just succeed, but to exceed! more

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    Michelle Wan
    University:
    Emory
    University

    HIF has been a great experience for me. The program provides you with lots of opportunities to get involved with ... more

  • Name:
    Yiyang Zhong
    University:
    University of
    Washington

    TThe HIF program is wonderful in respect of not only improving your Japanese language skills, but also on ... more

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