Eligibility: Canadians aged 18-30. No Student Status required
Registration Deadline: Apply 5 weeks prior to departure
Repeat Participation: No
Visa Duration: 6 months (You may extend up to one year once in Japan)
Support Funds: $2,500. What are support funds?
Zen out, sleep on the floor, relax at a bath house. Check out the bizarre street fashion trends and shop for crazy tech-toys. Don't forget to eat delicious sushi for breakfast. Visiting a Love Hotel is optional.
Ever get the feeling that Japanese culture is ahead of the game? Long lives, amazing food, heated toilets... not to mention geishas, judo, and anime. We can't help but think that there is a lot we can learn about how life should be by living in Japan.
Here's an idea of how much day-to-day things in Japan will cost you, on average.
Merit Travel offers special rates for students and youth. The awesome travel counsellors are committed to getting you the best possible rate on your flight. They are SWAP experts and understand the time requirements, insurance, and everything else you'll need to get ready for your big adventure.