In the summer of 2001, Japan’s first “English Immersion Camp” was launched on the campus of Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University (APU) in Oita Prefecture, mainly for elementary school students who are studying Kumon. 20 years later, a total of 3,561 children and leaders from 90 countries have participated in the EIC.

EIC Alumni Interview

These interviews were conducted on the occasion of the 20th Anniversary of EIC (April 2020 to March 2021)!

EIC Cafe Introduction

EIC Cafe started in March 2013, by the Kumon Global Network Team (GNT) as a meeting place for past participants (mainly junior high school students and older) of the English Immersion Camp (EIC).

Regular EIC Café meetings are held once every two to three months where members discuss activities they can do together with other members of the EIC family, including EIC participants, staff, and camp leaders. At the moment the EIC Café is only held in the Kansai and Kanto regions but we hope that it will spread to other regions in the future.