Keio School Exchange Scholarship

Yokohama, Japan

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. The Keio School Exchange is a classroom-to-classroom and home-stay program, providing students from both Schools the opportunity to experience life abroad in the host country and within the respective institutions.
Harkness Travel Program - Japan
Harkness Travel Program - Japan
Harkness Travel Program - Japan
Harkness Travel Program - Japan
Harkness Travel Program - Japan
Harkness Travel Program - Japan
Harkness Travel Program - Japan
Harkness Travel Program - Japan
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. They will visit local attractions with their host families on the weekends.
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 international program survey, as well as a specific Keio program application.
Important Considerations / Student Expectations
Interested students must host their Japanese counterparts during the 2 weeks of winter term from January 28 to February 11, including the long weekend of our "Winter Gathering."
Travel to Japan immediately follows the end of school in June. 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.

Sign-Up Instructions

Participation for all Lawrenceville Harkness Travel Programs is dependent upon a review of student applications, Head of House / Day Advisor Recommendations, medical fitness 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 Louise Wright by Monday, October 31, 2022.
Application Survey must be completed by Monday, October 31, 2021.


January 28 - February 11, 2023

June 3 - 17, 2023


plus immunization / vaccination costs if handled by the School.

The airfare and core cost of the program is generously covered by the Keio School; the above fee is required for the travel insurance and other minor costs. Students will also need to cover the costs of needed vaccines.

Target Student Population

This program is open to III-IV Formers.
Two students will be selected after completing an application and interview.