GenkiJACS just launched our Language Exchange Partner (LEP) system. This is a way for our students to make Japanese friends easily and safely. We have a database of Japanese people who want to meet foreigners, all of whom have passed our rigorous screening. When a student wants to join the LEP program, we match them with the Japanese person who best fits. We then arrange for them to meet at school. If they hit it off, they’ll exchange contact information, and a new friendship is born! Student Heidi, who graduated last week, was one of the first people to take advantage of this, and she recommends it to everyone who wants to meet more Japanese people! For details, ask at school when you arrive.