Every Spring, AKP gives our full year students 50,000yen (roughly $500) to explore Japan. These 一人旅 (hitoritabi — solo trips) challenge students to make travel plans all on their own, and many students report what a great confidence boost it was to know they were able to navigate Japan, in Japanese, by themselves.
This year, four full year students went on hitoritabi adventures:
Upon their return, students gave presentations in Japanese about their trip. Great job, guys!