About ARE – America Ryugaku Education

Our original name of organization(Association for Refining Cross-Culture), was established in 1986 as a NPO in Los Angeles, California to offer services in various types of study-abroad options for international students.

We are solely a professional educational provider, dedicated to the betterment of students’ lives and improvement of their educational and career goals. We specialize more in academic long-term study-abroad, which we believe will be a great asset to students rather than in short-term sightseeing package programs which are usually offered by travel agencies in Japan.

As a professional educational provider, we are proud to assist with research of secondary schools, colleges, vocational schools and graduate schools in our placement service.
With enormous consultation before leaving Japan and appropriate background research on the student’s character and purpose of their study-abroad and career goals, we confidently plan successful study itineraries and give careful attention after their arrival in the USA, Canada and other destinations.

What differentiate us from other agencies are the various careful support services we offer. After arriving at their destination, we closely keep in touch with the minor students, school and host family and monitor their academic progress as well as their social life through our guardianship.

We also assist in a smooth and natural entrance into the high school for the minor students within 2-3 months before their departure, which would be impossible for other agencies. So last-minute study-abroad decisions are welcomed here and we have the resources and experience to handle it.

We have also re-evaluated the study-abroad options again and concluded that ESL language training or college graduation programs alone would not suffice especially for young people in our current society, and need more of a hands-on skill training.

Practical internships or hands-on skill training in conjunction with studying gives a great asset to students and gets them in more demand in our society. We now offer a WORK+STUDY program, including J-1 business internships, hotel & hospitality internship programs and the likes. These programs are highly appreciated and accept applicants regardless of age.

As a part of our company expansion, we have local branch offices located in the Tokyo and Taxas besides Los Angeles area that are staffed with representatives that are happy to give consultation about our services.

Our staff visits Japan, providing free consultation as well to people who wish to study or work abroad.

Our mission to support people’s betterment of their lives is broadly recognized and we are expanding our services more and more.

Our Service

Study-Abroad Services in USA, Canada, UK, Switzerland, Australia, Malta

High Schools, Colleges, Graduate Schools

  • Long-term F-1 secondary private school placement
  • Long-term J-1 exchange public high school program
  • Summer junior program (Age 8-18)
  • College, Graduate school placement
  • University Extension career-up program placement
  • J-1 one-year public school exchange student program
  • Accelerated 1 year MBA graduate program
  • Language training + short-term business internship program

High Schools, Colleges, Graduate Schools:

  • Hotel and Hospitality College, vocational school placement
  • J-1 long-term business paid internship program
  • J-1 long/short term non-paid internship program
  • Language training + short-term business paid internship program

Career-Up, Art, Music Programs:

  • Voice training programs
  • Entertainment with Film, Acting, Graphic Design, Web design, Fashion design
  • Short-term American Homestay program

Language School Placements:

Various types of options for school selection are available. Consultation is offered, taking, budget and desired duration of stay into consideration.

Junior Sports Programs:

High school + Golf/Figure Skate/Tennis/Soccer/Basketball programs.
Authorized agents of IMG Sports Aacademies,IJGA(Former Bishops Gate Academy) and Others.

Pre-Arrival and Post-Arrival Support Services

  • Free Consultation before school placement via on-site meeting, e-mail and phone.
  • School registration and accommodation arrangement services.
  • I-20 arrangement, I-901(SEVIS fee) payment services.
  • Toll-free dial to ARE from Japan.
  • 24-hour emergency support service.
  • Airport pick-up, drop-off service at LAX.
  • Travel arrangement including purchase of air ticket and transportation arrangement.
  • Support for assisting to open US bank accounts and ATM cards.
  • Updated information on passport and new visa regulations.
  • Communication between student, ARE and parents via e-mail/Zoom/Line/Skye/phone
  • Periodical academic report-card and other ongoing situation to parents.
  • Guardianship service for minor students.
  • Booking to escort the campus tour with students or/with parents.
  • Yearly academic and life support.
  • Overseas medical insurance assistance.

Company Name America Ryugaku Education
CEO T. Mizumura
Address Japanese American Cultural Community Center
18375 Ventura Blvd. #239, Tarzana CA 91356 USA
TEL +1 213-620-0696
+1 213-944-2242 (mobile)
E-mail info@WelcomeStudy.com
Web Site https://www.AmericaRyugaku.jp
Number of Stuff 5
Tokyo Office Global Consulting
C/O America Ryugaku Japan Office
1-1-21 Toranomon, Minato-ku
Shin-Toranomon Jitsugyou-Kaikan 5F
Tokyo, Japan 105-0001
Shiodome Shibarikyu Building 21F