Sapporo Summer Institute

Area of Travel: Sapporo, Hokkaido

During the summer following their sophomore or junior year, SOGO (Intermediate to Advanced Japanese Immersion Program classes) course students at Grant High School may participate in an intensive four-week summer institute, or “Kakikenshu”, in Sapporo-city. This institute involves high-level language studies coupled with extensive field study experiences. These experiences are then connected to the students’ capstone community service projects.

Oya No Kai would like to recognize the Portland-Sapporo Sister City Association and the city of Sapporo for their support of this exchange.

SSI 2023 Informational Meeting: Monday, December 5, 2022

Please join us at an informational session on Monday evening, December 5, from 7 pm to 8:30 pm for anyone interested in applying to the 2023 Sapporo Summer Institute.

The 2023 exchange will take place mid-summer, most likely late June to mid-July in and around Portland’s sister city of Sapporo. We expect the exchange to be just over two weeks but duration and other details will be discussed at the informational meeting.

As in years pass, there will be an application process and we will review that process as well.

The meeting will take place via Zoom. Please contact info@oyanokai.org for Zoom login information.

We look forward to sharing what information we have with you as well as discussing other opportunities we are considering to expand opportunities for high school-based exchanges.


Portland Public Schools does not fund, sponsor, or endorse this travel study program. The District is not responsible for conducting or supervising this trip. Portland Public School employees who participate in travel study programs are not acting in their capacity as District employees and do so at their own risk. Students participating in travel study programs do so at their own risk.