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MY MIRAI - COLLEGE LEADERSHIP PREP

​体験型短期留学プログラム

Date: August 10-15 2019

About the Program

My Mirai – College Leadership Prep program will provide the opportunities and experiences to foster leadership and confidence in each student who participates. The program will tap into the unique background of each student and show how he or she can utilize that uniqueness to their advantage not only in the college preparation process, but in our increasingly globalized world. Students will have a chance to meet peers from across the nation and learn life skills not taught in the school. Emotional intelligence, cross cultural communication, and cultural awareness are necessary skills for the next generation to become activity participants in our global society. This program will provide students with the mindset and tools needed to make the most out of their college selection and application process. It will expose them to experiences that will push them outside of their comfort zones and force them to take leadership of their future. 

GPI US

My Mirai - College Leadership Prep program is centered around the concept of fostering today’s youth to be innovators in a global world by developing stronger leadership skills, a deeper sense of cultural awareness, and better cross-cultural communication skills. In the increasingly interconnected and globalized world we live in, emotional intelligence, cross cultural communication and cultural awareness are necessary skills for the next generation to become active participants in the global society. This program will push students outside of their comfort zones and expose them to life-changing experiences they may not otherwise have the opportunity to experience!

Website: https://gpius.net

Boston Japanese Tutors

Boston Japanese Tutors support people who strive to become English / Japanese bilinguals or people who simply want to learn Japanese culture. In addition to language lessons, we offer non-language lessons, such as college consultation, standardized test prep, and transcription services.

How much is the program and what is included?

Program Fee: $2,490

Accommodation: 5 nights stay in 2-4 bed placement in a college university. GPI US's full time trained staff will also be staying overnight in the dormitory with the students in a 15:1 ratio.

Meals: 4 breakfasts, lunches, and dinners provided at dining hall on campus

Transportation: Flights and travel to / from dormitory not provided. 7-day MBTA public transportation pass provided. 

When is this program?

Saturday, August 10 - Thursday, August 15 

Who should participate?

This program is ideal for high school students interested in applying to a U.S. university who are both fluent in Japanese and English and come from a Japanese/American household. Students will gain confidence in using their unique background to their advantage in the college application process and in life. 

What are the key features of the program?

  • Experience life on a college campus and live in a dorm with a roommate

  • Visit the campuses of top schools in the world (Harvard and MIT) and have a chance to speak candidly with current students

  • Practice your college interview

  • Learn to write a stand-out resume

  • Visit a top company and see tap into potential career interests

  • Experience Boston and all it has to offer through the eyes of a college student!

Sample Schedule
Day 1 - Saturday

Arrival

Welcome Dinner and Orientation

Day 2 - Sunday 

Choosing the Right College for Me Workshop

Harvard College Campus Tour & Fellowship with Harvard students

Leadership Workshop

Day 3 - Monday

The College Interview - practice and prep workshop

Company Visit and Tour

Resume Writing Workshop

Day 4 - Tuesday

Presentation Session to the public let at Innovation cowering Space

MIT Campus Tour & Fellowship with MIT students

Guest Speaker

Day 5 - Wednesday

SAT Essay Writing Workshop

Explore Boston with local university students

Red Sox Game or local sports / theater event

Day 6 - Thursday

Goodbye! 

 

How to Apply

To apply for the program, please download, fill out, and submit the application form and consent to use photographs to info@bostonjapanesetutors.com

By submitting the forms you agree terms and conditions below.

Application Form

Consent to Use Photographs

Terms and Conditions for Online Registration

 

REGISTRATION

You are required to pay a deposit in the amount of $150 USD in order to secure your spot in the My Mirai Program. Your spot will not be secured until we receive your deposit. The deposit is fully refundable for cancellations made before June 15, 2019. If we do not receive your deposit within one week of your application being submitted, your child's position on the trip will be forfeited. We will accept applications after the May 15, 2019 deadline, however we cannot guarantee that such applications will be accommodated. An additional fee may be charged for accommodating late applications.

 

After submitting application, you will receive links to secure payment system for security deposit and full tuition for the program. 

 

PAYMENT TERMS

Deposit will be applied towards the participant’s tuition balance. The deposit is fully refundable for cancellations made before June 15, 2019, but after June 15, 2019, it is 50% refundable, and after July 9, 2019 it is non-refundable. You are required to send a signed contract within 10 days of your payment of the deposit. Subsequent payments can be made in monthly installments or in one lump sum no later than June 15, 2019. If you complete your registration after March 1, 2019, your deposit will be due within 24 hours of the completion of the registration.

 

Any remaining balance for the program fee must be paid no later than June 15, 2019, which can be paid by credit card.

 

All credit card payments are subject to a 3% for Visa, Mastercard, or Discover payments, and a 4% convenience fee for American Express payments.

 

WHAT’S NEXT?

After completing your registration, you will receive an automated email that contains an acknowledgment form. If you have not received such email within one hour of registration, please contact us either by email at allison@gpius.net or by calling us at (617) 460-9877.

 

Please pay your deposit within one week of your registration. We do not process applications until the deposit has been received. Applications are processed Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm EST. Applications received outside of these hours will be processed the next business day. All forms that must be completed by parents and physicians, packing lists, travel tips, medical insurance information, and any other important information can be found on this web page. Hard copies of the essential legal/medical forms can be mailed to participants upon request. Our contract and release must be signed by all custodial parents (or guardians) and the participant. There are serious penalties for violation of certain rules, including a participant being sent home at the parents’/guardians’ expense. Our participants are expected to comply with all of our rules and regulations.

 

PRIVACY POLICY:

We are committed to keeping your information safe and will never disclose or share any of your/your child’s personal, medical or financial information to anyone without your express consent. To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, we have implemented physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online and through mail. You can review our Privacy Policy here at www.japanbound.net/privacy-policy.

 

REFUND POLICY

Your $150 deposit will be applied towards the participant’s tuition balance. The deposit is non-refundable. If you cancel or withdraw from the program before June 15, 2019, the tuition paid as of the cancellation date less the deposit is fully refundable. If we incurred any additional expenses in connection with the participant, such expenses will be deducted from the refund you will receive. If you cancel or withdraw from the program for any reason after June 15, 2019 but before July 9, 2019, 50% of the tuition paid by you is refundable. If you cancel or withdraw from the program for any reason after July 9, 2019 all tuition paid by you is not refundable. Credit card information must be on file with us if you have not paid the entire program fee by June 15, 2019. We accept cancellations only by WRITTEN NOTICE which can be sent to us by email or fax.

 

Participants will be sent home at their expense if they are dismissed from a program as a result of a violation of our rules and regulations. Such participants will forfeit their tuition and will be responsible for additional costs incurred in connection with their early dismissal including but not limited to transportation expenses and time spent by our staff handling any travel logistics, which will be billed at $100 per hour.

 

ADDITIONAL COSTS

We will obtain any medical or dental treatment that we, in our sole discretion, determine is necessary or advisable for the health of the participant and the group. Parents/guardians agree to pay all costs and expenses incurred directly or indirectly in this regard. We attempt to reach the parent/guardian when the care is sought or deemed advisable and when any medications are recommended or prescribed.

 

PHOTOS

You and the participant hereby grant a permission to GPI US and Boston Japanese Tutors and its affiliates and subsidiaries to take and use: photographs, digital images, videotapes, audio recordings or quoted remarks of participants for use in reports, bulletins, news releases, website and/or promotional materials of GPI US and Boston Japanese Tutors and its affiliates and subsidiaries. You and the participant acknowledge and understand that, by signing this form, this permission cannot be withdrawn at a later stage and you are not entitled to payment now or in the future with respect to photographs, digital images, videotapes, audio recordings or quoted remarks of the participants.
 

LOST, STOLEN OR DAMAGED PROPERTY AND LOST LUGGAGE

We will not be responsible for the loss and/or recovery of any lost, stolen or damaged belongings. If you determine that the participant can continue to participate in the program without his/her luggage, you must make arrangements to ensure that the participant will have enough clothes and supplies during the program.

 

DISCLOSURE:

You are expected to disclose any physical or mental conditions of the participant that may potentially affect the participant’s ability to participate in the program. Withholding such information will be a violation of our contract and we will seek all remedies for damages caused by such violation. This obligation continues until the program is completed and you are required to report to us any additional conditions discovered after the completion of your registration.

 

CANCELLATION, RETURN AND INSURANCE

We reserve the right to dismiss any participant for disruptive, unbecoming, immoral or disobedient behavior at our sole discretion.  Dismissed participants must be picked up by their parents/guardian or sent home by plane within 12-24 hours of dismissal. Participants will be sent home at their expense if they are dismissed from the program as a result of the violation of our rules and regulations. Such Participants will forfeit their tuition and will be responsible for additional costs incurred in connection with their early dismissal including but not limited to new transportation arrangements and time spent by our staff handling all of the additional travel logistics, which will be billed at $100 per hour. If participants encounter or witness others committing any offense, they must immediately notify a trip leader or our staff.

 

GPI US Inc. and Boston Japanese Tutors LLC reserves the right to cancel or change the program itinerary, location, dates or duration for any reason at any time. You are solely responsible for any expenses incurred in connection with such cancellation or change.

 

ATTORNEYS’ FEES

In the event that there is a dispute or claim arising out the foregoing terms and conditions and the participation of the program, the prevailing party shall be entitled to recover reasonable attorney’s fees and costs.

 

GOVERNING LAW

This Agreement shall be governed by and enforceable under the laws of California.  

 

ARBITRATION

Any dispute arising out of the foregoing terms and conditions and the participation of the program shall be submitted to and determined exclusively by binding arbitration in conformity with the procedures of the California Arbitration Act (Cal. Code Civ. Proc. Sec 1280 et seq., including section 1283.05 and the Act’s other mandatory and permissive rights to discovery).  The arbitrator shall be a retired California Superior Court Judge and shall be subject to disqualification on the same grounds as would apply to a judge of such court. To the extent applicable in civil actions in California courts, the following shall apply and be observed; all rules of pleading (including the right of demurrer), all rules of evidence, and all rights to resolution of the dispute by means of motions for summary judgement, judgment on the pleadings, and judgment under Code of Civil Procedure Section 631.8.  All expenses and costs which are specific to the arbitration, including the arbitrator’s fees and any costs of conducting an arbitration which would not occur otherwise, shall be bore equally by each party.

 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

I have accurately and fully completed this online registration form, and agree to the foregoing terms and conditions. I will promptly review all materials provided by GPI US and Boston Japanese Tutors and complete all forms that are necessary. I give my permission for my child to participate in the GPI US and Boston Japanese Tutors My Mirai – College Leadership Prep Program activities conducted by GPI US and Boston Japanese Tutors or a subcontractor and fully release and waive GPI US and Boston Japanese Tutors, its affiliates and subsidiaries and its contractors from any and all liability associated with, arising out of, or related to the program participation.