About Us

Mika Howard

Meet Our Founder
Mika Howard

Greetings from Sumire Japan Study Program!

I’m Mika Howard, the founder of Sumire Japan Study Program, and I’d like to extend a warm welcome to you.
As someone deeply passionate about cultural exchange and global education, I embarked on this journey with a vision to create transformative experiences for students seeking to explore Japan. My background in education, combined with my love for Japan’s rich heritage and traditions, led me to establish Sumire Japan Study Program.

Our Mission and Passion

At Sumire, our mission is clear: to empower young minds, foster cross-cultural understanding, and promote global citizenship. Through immersive homestays, language education, and cultural experiences, we aim to inspire curiosity and create lifelong connections between students and Japan.

What fuels our passion is the belief that education has the power to break down barriers and build bridges between cultures. Our programs are designed not just to teach language and culture but also to cultivate personal growth, gratitude, and a broader worldview.

Join Us on This Exciting Journey

We invite you to join us on this exciting journey of exploration, discovery, and personal growth. Whether you’re a student eager to learn about Japan or a parent seeking a life-changing experience for your child, Sumire Japan Study Program is here to provide the support and guidance you need.

I’m thrilled to be part of this incredible community of learners, and I look forward to sharing the magic of Japan with you through Sumire Japan Study Program.

Warm regards,

Mika Howard Founder, Sumire Japan Study Program

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Mission & Vision

At Sumire Japan Study Program, our mission is deeply rooted in our passion for fostering cross-cultural understanding and personal growth during the formative years of high school students. We believe that by facilitating immersive experiences in Japan, we can provide young learners not only with language proficiency but also the ability to feel, live, and breathe Japanese culture and daily life. Our goal is to inspire curiosity and ignite a lifelong love for Japan while nurturing connections between our students and their Japanese peers. We aim to promote gratitude, independence, and meaningful exchanges that benefit both nations.

Our vision for Sumire Japan Study Program is to be a beacon of cultural exploration and global education, empowering students to embrace diversity and build bridges of understanding across borders. We envision a future where our program graduates become ambassadors of cross-cultural exchange, facilitating positive interactions between Japan and their home countries. As we expand our reach, we hope to see a world where young minds are united in their appreciation of different cultures and are equipped with the skills to contribute positively to an increasingly interconnected world. Our ultimate vision is to shape compassionate, open-minded, and culturally aware global citizens who carry the spirit of Sumire with them throughout their lives.

Memorable Experiences

Create unforgettable memories during your stay.

Safety and Comfort

Rest assured with our secure and comfortable accommodations.

Personalized Programs

Tailor your journey to suit your interests and goals.

Discover Japan

Gain a deep understanding of Japan's unique way of life.

Cultural Immersion

Immerse yourself in the heart of Japan's vibrant culture.

Expert Guidance

Benefit from our experienced team's knowledge and support.

Lifelong Connections

Forge lasting friendships and global connections.

Language Proficiency

Enhance your language skills with immersive experiences.

Dual Locations

Enjoy peace of mind with our presence in both the Gold Coast, Australia, and Tokyo, Japan.

Expert Guidance

Benefit from our experienced team's knowledge and support.

International Reach

Connect with a global community of students and expand your horizons.

Corporate Profile

As a united entity, Sumire Education is committed to shaping the future of global education and inspiring young minds to become ambassadors of cultural exchange. We believe in the power of education to build bridges and create a more interconnected world.

Sumire Education Centre Pty Ltd. (Australia)

Company NameSumire Education Centre Pty Ltd.
LocationGold Coast, Australia
Business DescriptionSumire Education Centre Pty Ltd, based in the stunning Gold Coast, Australia, is dedicated to providing immersive educational experiences for students seeking to explore Japan’s culture, language, and society. With a focus on promoting cross-cultural understanding and personal growth, we offer a range of programs designed to empower young minds and create lifelong connections.

Sumire Education Co., Ltd. (Japan)

Company NameSumire Education Co., Ltd.
LocationTokyo, Japan
Business DescriptionSumire Education Co., Ltd. in Tokyo, Japan, is our counterpart dedicated to serving the educational needs of students interested in Japan. Together with Sumire Education Centre Pty Ltd in Australia, we aim to bridge cultures, foster meaningful connections, and promote global citizenship. Our comprehensive programs provide students with the opportunity to immerse themselves in the rich tapestry of Japan’s culture while nurturing their personal development.
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