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Hokkaido Snow Camp

The Japan-America Society of Hawaii (JASH) and Japan’s Soshi Educational Group (SEG) are partnering on an Educational and Cultural Exchange program to introduce Hawaii’s high school students to educational opportunities in Japan after completing high school.


The inaugural program includes all-expense-paid six-day trip to Hokkaido, where students will engage in cultural exchanges with local high school students at the Clark Memorial International High School, Kita-no-Daichi Genki-no-Izumi Campus; explore Hokkaido’s capital city of Sapporo, and have chance to experience snowboarding.



The application period for our 2024 program is now closed.

Thank you to all of our applicants, and congratulations to our finalists!

JASH is looking for applicants to participate in this program scheduled for January 13-19, 2024, with additional pre- and post-travel commitments. JASH will select up to 10 high school students, currently residing in the State of Hawaii, and enrolled in 10th or 11th grade for the 2023-2024 school year to experience Hokkaido and explore educational opportunities in Japan. 


Students with or without Japanese language background may apply; Japanese language is not a requirement for this program.
ALL Hawaii Sophomores and Juniors are encouraged to APPLY!

To apply for the 2024 program, students must complete a written application (download link below), including a short essay question identifying how the program fits into their future goals. Students must also submit two written teacher recommendation forms. Following an initial review of applications, select students will be invited to an oral interview. Please see our application PDF for more information.


Applications may be mailed, faxed, or submitted via our online form (link below); Teachers should submit their evaluations directly to the JASH Office by mail, fax, or online submission.

Please see the application for additional information regarding selected participant's financial responsibilities.

ALL Application Materials Due (Postmarked): Tuesday, September 8, 2023

Zoom Interviews: Monday, September 18 to Friday, September 22 (during after school hours)

Please see our application packet for the full program schedule. All program meetings are mandatory.


1. Full Application Packet (PDF)

2. Teacher Recommendation Form (PDF) (also included in the Full Application Packet)

3. Online Application Submission

*NOTE: We've been alerted that some users are unable to access the Google Form. This appears to happen if students try to access the form using a school-issued (especially DOE) email address. If you run into this issue, please try logging in using another account. If you continue to have issues with the form, please contact

4. Program Flyer (PDF)

Please note that program details, including the program schedule, may change in accordance with the U.S. and Japan’s health and safety policies.

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