日本国際生活体験協会(EIL)日本国際生活体験協会(EIL)

The Experiment, founded in 1932, was the first international cultural and educational organization promoting international homestay exchange program that would foster mutual friendships and understanding between people of different nations.

EIL Japan was founded in 1956 as an independent non-profit organization, and has been supported by the Ministry of Education since 1969.


We provide programs such as

Individual Homestay Placement

Japanese Association of The Experiment in International Living (EIL-JAPAN) invites you to apply for a homestay with a Japanese family for a period of 1 to 4 weeks.

The program provides participants with a special insight into Japanese society through experiencing daily Japanese life, customs and values. Participants will learn that people can “learn to live together by living together”.

The Homestay is an intensive cross-cultural experience and is not a tour or travel program. You will be welcomed as a member of the family, not as a guest, and will be involved in the daily activities of the family, assuming all responsibilities and privileges. You may not work or attend a school during the homestay, except for our Japanese Language Program in Tokyo. All travel costs are the responsibility of the participant.

How to apply for the program

If you live in your country where EIL office is located, please apply through the Experiment office. The EIL office of each country is below.

You are already in Japan

  1. If you are already in Japan, please ask for an application form at the EIL office in Tokyo and for an interview in order to properly set up the homestay.

    EIL-JAPAN
    2-5-12 Koishikawa, Bunkyko-ku,
    Tokyo 112-0002
    TEL: 03-5805-3451
    Email: info@eiljapan.org

  2. The application should be presented 8 weeks before you start your homestay. You may choose 3 local communities from below for preference, but no guarantee. A “Dear Family” Letter and two photos are required. A guarantee letter from a person living in japan is also necessary. In order to run our organization and support Experiment activities, we charge the basic program fee along with your application. The homestay will be arranged only after the program fee has been received.

  3. The host families accept participants with genuine desire of sharing a cross-cultural experience. They engage to our activities with voluntary motivation.


Japanese Language Program in Tokyo

Tokyo Japanese Language Program in Tokyo is an immersion program for homestay and Japanese Language training. The participants live with Japanese hostfamily and take lessons at “Tokyo Japanese Language Center” located in center of Tokyo on weekdays.

About Tokyo Japanese Language Center (TJLC)

TJLC established in1962 is a Japanese language education institution with a long history and tradition and is under the Tokyo Tower, the center of Tokyo.

How to apply for the program

If you live in your country where EIL office is located, please apply through the Experiment office. The EIL office of each country is below.

You are already in Japan

  1. If you are already in Japan, please ask for an application form at the EIL office in Tokyo and for an interview in order to properly set up the homestay.

    EIL-JAPAN
    2-5-12 Koishikawa, Bunkyko-ku,
    Tokyo 112-0002
    TEL: 03-5805-3451
    Email: info@eiljapan.org

  2. The application for EIL and Tokyo Japanese Language Center should be presented 8 weeks before you start your homestay. A “Dear Family” Letter and two photos are required. A guarantee letter from a person living in japan is also necessary. In order to run our organization and support Experiment activities, we charge the basic program fee along with your application. The homestay will be arranged only after the program fee has been received.

  3. The host families accept participants with genuine desire of sharing a cross-cultural experience. They engage to our activities with voluntary motivation.

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