Keio School Exchange Scholarship

Yokohama, Japan

Participate in a school exchange program, providing students from both Schools the opportunity to experience life abroad in the host country and within the respective institutions.
Keio School Exchange Program
Keio School Exchange Program

The Keio School, just outside of Tokyo, in a two-decade relationship with Lawrenceville, offers students from both schools the opportunity to study at each other’s institutions. During each two week stay, participants attend select classes, clubs, and sports in order to fully explore the student experience abroad. Students will stay with the same Keio students who will visit Lawrenceville in February and will attend the Japanese school for two weeks in June directly following the completion of our school year. . On the weekends, Lawrentians will visit local attractions with their host families.

This relationship is almost completely funded by Keio School and is offered to our students with reduced expenses related to travel insurance and vaccination/immunization needs only. With only two students able to participate each year, those interested will need to complete the general Harkness program survey, as well as a specific Keio program application to email to Mr. Hanewald when completed.


Keio School Exchange Program
Keio School Exchange Program

Sign-Up Instructions

Participation for all Lawrenceville Harkness Travel Programs is dependent upon a review of student applications, Head of House/Advisor recommendations, medical clearance for participation, and financial and disciplinary standing. Seniority and gender balance is also considered in the selection process.
Application to this program is not considered complete until both of the following items have been submitted:
Head of House / Day Advisor Recommendation must be completed and submitted to Tara Gonzalez by Monday, October 30, 2023.
Application Survey must be completed by Monday, October 30, 2023.

Important Considerations / Student Expectations

Interested students must host their Japanese counterparts during the 2 weeks of winter term, dates to be determined.

Travel to Japan immediately follows the end of school in June; Sunday June 2 - Sunday June 16th. In consideration of hosting, be sure to discuss this possibility with your Head of House, roommate if you have one, and parents. Selected students must host their Japanese counterparts in their House room (boarders), or home (day students).

This trip is not chaperoned by a Lawrenceville faculty member. Students will travel together from Newark Airport to Tokyo where they will meet the Keio program supervisor and their host families. Students are responsible for getting themselves to Newark on their own and at their own cost. No itinerary deviations are allowed on this program; if accepted the Keio school allows only for a Newark to Tokyo direct flight and back allowing for now other travel destinations to interfere.