About ARC Education:
ARC International (Association for Refining Cross-Culture) was established in 1986 as an NPO in Los Angeles to offer specialized educational services focusing on various types of study-abroad programs for international students. In 2014, the name was changed to “ARC Education” and began focusing on the academic field for various degree seekers. Our primary focus is in educating the foreign students in the various programs that are more readily available to them that they realize, in addition to demystifying the common misconception that foreign study abroad programs are expensive and out of their reach.
We are specialists that solely focuses on providing professional educational consultation dedicated to the betterment of students' lives and to the improvement of their educational and career goals. We specialize more in the academic long-term study-abroad programs, which we believe will be a greater asset to the student’s future rather than in short-term sightseeing package programs that are usually offered by travel agencies in Japan.
As a professional educational provider, we are proud to assist with researching of secondary schools, colleges, vocational schools and graduate schools through our placement services. With thorough consultation previous to the students leaving Japan and conducting complete background research on the student's character in addition to the purpose of their study-abroad and career goals, we confidently plan successful study itineraries and provide hands-on attention after their arrival into the USA, Canada and other destinations.
What differentiates us from other agencies are the various thoroughly though out support services we offer to the students and their families. After arriving at their destination, we closely keep in touch with the student, school and host family and monitor their academic progress in addition to their social life. Specifically for minor students, we also assist in their smooth and natural entrance into high school programs within a period of 2-3 months before their departure date, which is impossible for other agencies to undertake. That is why we welcome last-minute study-abroad decisions and we have the resources and experience to handle such situations. We have also re-evaluated the range of study-abroad options that are available and have concluded that ESL language training or college graduation programs alone would not suffice, especially for young people in our current society, and instead requires a more active hands-on skill training aspect as well.
Practical internships or hands-on skill training in conjunction with studying provides students with a greater skillset asset that leads to a greater demand for them by employers in our society. We now offer a WORK+STUDY program that includes, but not limited to J-1 business internships, hotel & hospitality internship programs and the likes. These programs are highly regarded by employers and they accept applicants regardless of their age.
As a part of our company expansion, we have local branch offices located in Tokyo that are staffed with representatives who are happy to closely consult and explain about our extensive and value-added services. Ms. Chiey Nomura is the director of ARC Education and travels to and visits many cities in Japan, providing free consultation to people who wish to study or work abroad. ARC Education’s mission is to support the betterment of people’s lives in any way we can, and to expand our services more and more to efficiently and effectively carry out our mission.
Study-Abroad Services in the USA, Canada, UK, Switzerland, Australia, Malta among other numerous countries.
High Schools, Colleges, Graduate Schools:
Long-term F-1 secondary private school placement
Long-term J-1 exchange public high school programs
J-1 one-year public school exchange student programs
Summer junior program (Age 10-17)
Undergraduate and Graduate school placement
University Extension career-up program placement
1-year MBA graduate programs
Providing guardianship to minor students
Scholarship Programs by American Universities:
Long-term enrollment with similar in-state tuition
Relationships with more than 25 universities
Providing 30-60% discounts off regular tuition rates for international students
Building closer relationships with parents or sponsors
Providing follow-up care during the student’s freshman year
Hotel and Hospitality College, Vocational School placement
J-1 long-term business paid internship programs
J-1 long/short term non-paid internship programs
Language training & medical assistance internship programs
Career-Up, Art, Entertainment Programs:
Vocal training programs & dance choreography
Filmmaking, Web Design, Fashion Design, Recording Arts, Acting, Entertainment Management programs
Language School Placements:
Various options for school selection are available. Consultation is offered in addition to taking budget and desired duration of stay into consideration.
Junior Athlete Sports Programs:
High school & Golf/Figure Skate/Tennis/Soccer/Baseball programs. ARC Education is an authorized agent for the IMG academy, Gary Gilchrist Academy, Bishops Gate Academy among other well-known youth specialized sports training programs
Pre-Arrival and Post-Arrival Support Services:
- Free Consultation before school placement via on-site meeting, e-mail and phone
- School registration and accommodation arrangement services
- Support of visa application procedure
- Toll-free number to contact ARC Education anywhere from USA & Canada
- 24-hour emergency support service by phone or via the phone app LINE
- Airport pick-up, drop-off service at LAX
- Booking of air tickets and transportation arrangement services
- Opening US bank accounts and ATM card upon arrival
- Homestay and other accommodation arrangement services
- Frequent communication between the student, ARC Education and the parents via e-mail and phone
- Providing translation and interpretation of academic reports and other ongoing matters to parents
- Providing year-round guardianship services for minor students
- School research and planning of campus escort tours with students and parents
- Yearly academic and life support services
- Booking of health insurance for students and providing claims assistance of prepaid bills
|Company Name||ARC Education|
(DBA: America Ryugaku Center)
|Address||Japanese American Cultural Community Center|
244 South San Pedro St, #402, Los Angeles, CA. 90012 USA
|Number of Stuff||10|
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|Branch||Tokyo Branch Office|
1-1-21, Toranomon. Shin-Toranomon BLDG-5th FL.
Minato-Ku, Tokyo, Japan 105-0001
Toll-free: 0120-962-840 Mobil: 090-7274-0175 (Yoshi)
|Main Bank||California Bank & Trust|