Haddonfield Japan Exchange
The HJE will be hosting Japanese Students during the Summer of 2024 -- and we will travel to Japan in 2025!
To turn in these forms, please scan them and email to HJE08033@gmail.com
Board Meetings are normally the third Monday of every month at 7 PM.
Expected Travel to Japan: End of June to July 2025 (2 weeks)
The Haddonfield Japanese Exchange (HJE) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that promotes an annual exchange program between students from Haddonfield and Japan. In alternating summers, about 12-20 students (and chaperones) from Japan and the U.S. visit one another and stay with host families.
Want to Help?
Please check out our How You Can Help page for ideas on how to help our non-profit organization grow.
Click the button below for more details on donating. We're very grateful for your generosity, and every little bit helps!
The HJE was started in 2006 by retired Philadelphia teacher Bill Brown. This international exchange has been a labor of love for Mr. Brown, who has led the trips to Japan and the United States for over a decade. Mr. Brown is a valuable member of our Board! We are currently partnered with Sendai International School in the Miyagi Prefecture. We had a wonderful trip in July 2023 and look forward to welcoming our exchange partners to Haddonfield in 2024!
Trip of a Lifetime
The journey to Japan has been an incredibly positive experience for hundreds of students and their families.
Students are responsible for travel expenses (airfare, bus, etc.) and souvenir money. All other expenses and activities are covered by our fundraising efforts.
The program is open to teenage students who live in Haddonfield.
Participants make international and lifelong friends, while gaining firsthand experience with Japanese culture.
You don't have to speak Japanese!
Students after a taiko drum performance at Sendai International School
On a field trip to the Aoba Castle ruins in Sendai city