Your Akita Family Program / Talk in Japanese

Talk in Japanese (Japanese Language Study Support)

For anyone who is studying Japanese or wishes to talk about random things in Japanese, can feel free to join this support group. An AIA conversation volunteer will be happy to talk with you.

Talk in Japanese flyer

Your Akita Family Program (Host Family Program)

This program is made for students studying abroad at any of Akita’s universities and vocational schools. Interact with an AIA host family volunteer and get the cultural experience of living in a Japanese family.

Your Akita Family Program flyer


Talk in Japanese (Japanese Language Study Support)

Applicants must:
-Be a foreing-born resident living in Akita.
-Be who would like to improve Japanese language ability.
-Have a cell phone.

Your Akita Family Program (Host Family Program)

Applicants must:
- Be international students currently enrolled at a college or university in Akita
- Be covered by Japanese Health Insurance or other private health insurance
- Interact and communicate with the host family actively
- Have a cell phone
- Be able to get to the host family’s house or the nearest station independently

Your Akita Family Handbook

Application Instructions

Application Instructions

  1. Please fill out the appropriate application form below and bring it directly to AIA.
  2. AIA will contact a volunteer for you.
  3. If the volunteer accepts, the volunteer’s contact information will be given to the applicant (you).
  4. Exchanges can begin upon your contact of the volunteer.

*First meeting for Japanese Conversation must be held at AIA.

Application Form

Application Form for AIA Talk in Japanese(In English and Japanese) [PDF],  [WORD]
Application Form for Your Akita Family(In English and Japanese) [PDF], [WORD

Application Period

Year around

Where to Apply


If you would like to apply for "Your Akita Family" program, please send your application form to below:
Address: Atorion Building 1F, 2-3-8 Nakadori Akita City 010-0001
Email :