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Online Intercultural Exchange TOMODACHI Program

Build your intercultural skills and make friends around the world in 4 days!

For high
school students​

Why join this program?

  • You can learn how to interact in a global and diverse world while in your home country.

  • One of the most effective alternatives for study abroad programs.

  • Develop your curriculum vitae. An official certificate of completion is awarded to the participants at the end of the program.

Program Overview


  • Join online from your home. In 4 days, meet new people and learn other cultures.(This time, group partners are from Japan, Indonesia, and the Philippines)

  • There will be sufficient admin support ready to attend to every student for the whole duration of the program.

Latest Schedule (on mobile phone, click +/- on the table to see the time) 






     *Every month we will hold this program and the schedule is adjustable based on your request.

Application Due 

Depending on School (ask school teachers or advisors!)


High school students from around the world (Only teachers or school club/group leaders can apply.)

Entry requirement

  • Students must be able to attend all four days (students from the other country are looking forward to interacting with you, so please attend all four days unless you have a valid reason not to!)

  • You must have an internet-connected device and a Google account (as we will be using Zoom and Google Slides, you will need an internet-connected computer or tablet and a Google account such as Gmail).

Activity Overview

Day 1

Brief introduction of country and culture. Then, we enjoy 1 on 1 chats with students from different countries in rotations based on a topic.

Day 2

Student group from one country will interact with multiple groups from different countries. Fill out a worksheet with learnings & observations.

Day 3

Video chat with the same multiple groups as on Day 2 and continue the previous conversation or enjoy a new one.

Day 4

After each group shares their learnings and insights, we'll conduct 1 on 1 chat rotation, just like on the first day, and have fun talking!

In preparation for Day 2, students will share photos and descriptions of their hobbies & traditional things by posting on an online bulletin board.

In preparation for Day 3, post and share the questions that has been written on the worksheet beforehand on the online bulletin board.

To prepare for the final day, student groups with people from their own countries to fill in a format that will serve as a guide for mini presentations. 

Warm-up on Day 1
Prep posts on the Online BBS for video chats on Day2 & Day3😊
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Sharing session on Day4
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Group chat based on posts on BBS
Group Photo on Day 4
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Students' Voices

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"Opened up my mind more with bright talented students around the world, learn language and cultural differences."

"I enjoyed talking with the Japanese students more than I expected. It was interesting to be friends with people from other country."


Application Info

We will receive individual applications only through your teacher or club leader. Therefore, please submit it according to their guidance.

By submitting the application, you agree with our privacy policy and terms and conditions.

If you have any questions, please contact
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