Marlen (Evelyn’s Mother)

Evelyn’s Program: Summer Intensive Japanese Language Course

My daughter Evelyn, 16 years old, embarked on wonderful journey to Japan this past summer 2011 with the help of StartPoint Canada. StartPoint Canada played a critical role in every step of Evelyn’s journey, from the application process and all its intricacies, to identification and placement at the best suited school to the essential task of identifying and matching Evelyn with the right host family.
StartPoint Canada accompanied and supported the process from start to finish and contributed greatly to the success of this wonderful experience. Not only were they extremely patient and understanding when we had questions or concerns, but their first-hand knowledge of the country provided invaluable insights and guidance into what could have been a really complicated decision. Instead they smoothed the way and made decisions a lot easier for us. Once my daughter was in Japan they made sure to keep in touch with the program coordinator and Evelyn, providing me with constant updates on her progress. I could not be more pleased about the outcome of the trip and its results. Not only did Evelyn come back with improved language skills, but her self esteem and confidence were also improved as a result of this wonderful experience. I would without a doubt highly recommend StartPoint Canada as a caring and highly committed company whose levels of service surpass all expectations.