The resources below are divided into two categories:

  1. Program Facilitators – these are U.S. government agencies and non-profit organizations that facilitate and promote outbound youth programs to Japan of varying lengths to allow American youth in-depth exposure to Japanese culture, and society;
  2. Databases/links on youth exchange – these include non-profit associations, government and databases that offer lists or databases of youth exchange.

CULCON provides this list as an informational resource only; inclusion on this list is neither an endorsement nor a recommendation of any specific organization or program.

Program Facilitators:

  • Youth For Understanding USA:  A non-profit exchange organization offering short-term programs in Japan for youth.



  • U.S. Embassy in Japan:  The official mission of the U.S. government in Japan listing organizations that offer short-term opportunities for youth exchange in Japan.