If you’ve had a chance to look around our site you may already know a few things about us but here’s a little background in case we’ve not met you yet and you’re wondering if you should apply through Go! Go! Nihon.
We were established back in 2009 because our founders wanted to study Japanese in Japan and had found it pretty difficult to make the move. They wish there’d been someone to ease the process and help them understand what they needed to do without all the hassle and confusion. So they started Go! Go! Nihon from a coffee shop. Since then we’ve helped over 5000 people come to Japan and we’re still going strong.
We’ve expanded our services to include both short-term and long-term study, accommodation support, and even part-time job support.
Go! Go! World
So where do we fit in? Go! Go! Nihon is actually part of Go! Go! World. Having helped loads of students come to Japan, we realised there was the same need elsewhere. The umbrella of Go! Go! World covers Go! Go! Nihon, Go! Go! Hanguk, Go! Go! España and Studytrip.com. Each branch helps students who want to study long-term in Japan, South Korea, and Spain and if you can’t afford a long-term trip Studytrip.com offers 2-4 week trips in each of these locations that combine language study and cultural activities. They’ve even recently expanded into Taiwan and England and hopefully even more locations this year. Each year we help around 1600 students travel to these countries to study abroad all over the world.
How can we help you study Japanese in Japan?
So why should you choose us? We know there are a couple of organisations that offer similar services but we’re a little different and here’s why.
- Firstly, if we’ve not made this super clear, we’re free! How you ask? Well, we work directly with the schools and other organisations who want more international students. The thing is that they don’t really know how to reach them or how to communicate with them properly until they get to Japan. So we work with the school to simplify the process and work through the application process for you. Ultimately you then pay the school the same as you would if you went directly, but we do all the boring paperwork for you.
- We raise your chances of getting in and getting into the right place for you. We know our schools inside and out and we only work with those that meet our student’s needs. We’re also constantly growing our schools database around the country to give you the best choice of the best schools.
- Forms! So many forms. When applying to language school the application process can be long and tiring, that’s why we have a multinational team from over 20 different countries that work directly with the schools to understand what they need. With a student coordinator team made up of international staff that speak your language and a Japanese school coordinator team. We then decipher all the paperwork and ask you for the information in a much clearer way. We fill in the official forms, deal with any problems and make sure you aren’t caught out by any confusing language or tricky questions.
- Most of our student coordinators are former language students themselves that have used our service and now live and work in Japan after their studies. This means that they have the insider knowledge to understand the processes and advise on exactly what you need to know and to make your life a lot easier. This includes everything about living and surviving in Japan as well as finding the right school for you.
We cover the whole package!
The variety of things we can help you with is so broad it needed its own section.
Here’s what we’ll help you with:
This one’s an obvious one, we partner with our favourite schools across the country to give you the best choice.
We work with accommodation agencies in each of the cities we have schools in to provide a selection of accommodation ranging from dorms to share houses to some private accommodation
We partner with Japanese companies to provide you with easy to access sim and wifi deals with a discount. As you might have seen from our other article about Sim cards it can be a little tricky to navigate.
We provide you with the advice to pick a decent bank account and understand what you’ll need to do to set one up.
If you’re studying long term you’ll need a residence card and need to know what to do with it once you have it. We’ll guide you through the process.
We don’t just cut you loose once you’re here. We help you get settled in and more importantly meet other students as well as locals. For each intake we hold an orientation party with useful talks, a goodie bag and drinks and food to help you settle into your new life.
Events in Japan
We hold lots of exciting and interesting events throughout the year in Japan, so you’ll have a great chance to get out and try new things.
Like the sound of it? How could you say no to that amount of support? Why not drop us a message through the contact form and we’ll help you apply through Go! Go! Nihon.
We know it’s hard, we’ve been there, so why not let us help you?
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