05
AUG
2014

Heliskiing & Backcountry (Nagano)

It is another hot August day, the kind of heat that makes you wish you could go skiing! Japan has really good ski resorts, especially in Gifu, Nagano & Niigata, and further north all the way to Hokkaido. Each winter ALC regularly organizes trips to ski areas in Gifu and Nagano pr
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30
JUL
2014

To Kyoto…

It is an early morning start, but a happy one. The bus is chartered, and in a few minutes we will be heading off, taking the students of the Japanese Summer Program for High School Students to the ancient capital of Kyoto. We are joined by some of the children from the homestay famili
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21
JUL
2014

Why study abroad in Japan?

Part 1. Why study abroad? 7 good reasons why you should study a foreign language abroad as a mature age student/traveler. 1. A lot of people recommend that you should study abroad while you are at college age and still “young and free” etc. They talk about how “a sem
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13
DEC
2013

Miho no Matsubara

A view from the beautiful Miho no Matsubara. Recently added to UNESCO’s World Heritage List, it can provide a stunning view of Mount Fuji.
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