One of the rarest services in the Japanese language education field, is fully customized in-country programs. Our Director (Declan Murphy) became acutely aware of this in 1997, and while working with APJLE accredited Institutes, also worked with schools and universities to create some of the first educational tourism programs and educational eco-tours in Japan, as well as intensive Business Japanese Programs for professionals.
Declan has planned and executed more than 1400 studytours throughout Japan (except Kyushu & Okinawa), with a particular focus on small groups and specialized groups, and more than 780 “study+studytour” packages, such as the Discovery Program.
ALC is primarily aimed at providing high quality programs to adult learners of Japanese, but with one exception, provides a Japanese Summer Program for High School Students. During the past 15 years, programs designed by Declan have introduced Japanese language and Culture to more than 840 students. The reason for this is that early exposure to Japan helps develop linguistic skills, and the knowledge gained through experiential programs also help decide college choice and assist with language learning at university level. At this stage, this is the only program ALC will provide for pre-college students, but will also be the only program for which scholarships will be provided.