Strake Jesuit is able to bring ten students to Japan during Spring Break 2019, at very low cost -- airfare, hotels, and many other costs are covered for you. This tour is being provided by the Japan Foundation and Japan-America Society of Houston.
We will accept applications online until January 7, 2019. We are seeking students with a sincere interest in Japan and in this tour, and who have a proven track record of constructive leadership and good conduct in their community.
More details are available in this PDF file (click here), including brochure, draft itinerary, and application procedures. Please review the documentation fully before applying. The online application is available at this link (click here).
Note about cost. The enclosed brochure mentions that the following are included—airfare, hotels, ground transportation, most meals, admission fees on the ground in Japan, and travel insurance. However, some families have asked what other costs might arise. As of today, December 22, our understanding is that students will only need "spending money" for things like snacks, an occasional casual meal, souvenirs, etc. How much to plan for is partly dependent on his spending habits and your family's spending goals. We estimate that $25/day is enough for most needs, while $100/day would be superabundant. We are confirming this understanding with the Japan-America Society, and invite you to apply at this point. You will be able to assess costs more fully before you finally commit to the trip.
You can direct questions to Mr. Fahy, Dr. Maier, and Mr. Kubiak.