Global Campus Japan is a not-for-profit organization providing lifelong learning programs consisting of “learning and adventure”, of which basic philosophy derives from Elderhostel in the U.S. Collaborating with universities and educational institutions, we create various innovate and high-quality programs to share the pleasure of learning and the joy of encounters for the people with full of intellectual curiosity. Our mission is to support and empower the people (mainly senior citizens) to have positive attitude towards their lives and improve the quality of their lives
（１）Planning and operation of learning programs
（With Japanese speaking guide/people 50 and over have priority for elders travel）
（People 50 and over have priority for elders travel）
Japan Program is for non-Japanese to learn Japanese tradition and culture.
The language used in the program is the native language of the participants.
Special learning programs
Special learning programs on the request of the organizations, schools, groups,
and/or travel agencies)
(Past performance: ANA Sales Co.,Ltd. and others)
（２）Other programs, seminars, and classes
Long stay programs in Japan and at abroad
One day programs at Metropolitan area
English conversation classes and other classes
（３）Providing Information about aged society and lifelong learning
Publication of posting information, “Travel letter for elder”(eight times a year)
Homepage and blog
（４）Town-building utilizing the local resources・human resources assistance
GCJGeneral Research Institute
◇Board of members
||Isuru House in Karuizawa/Coordinator in Karuizawa
||The CEO of Urban Life Office Co.,Ltd
||Director General of Historical Routes Promotion Council
Former Director of Recruit Co.,Ltd and PIA Corporation
The CEO of Genber Ltd.
||Proffesor at University Oberlin University
||Professor emeritus at Ochanomizu UniversityMember of Commission of Public Benefit Accreditation
||full-fledged corporate member
Seeds=Director General of the Committee creating a system to support
||Director of not-for-profit organization ‘Learnology Association
||Special Advisor of Alaska University
The programs of Global Campus Japan derives from Elderhostel, Inc., a not-for-profit organization founded in New Hampshire in the U.S. in 1975.
Elderhostel offered its first program in the University of New Hampshire in the U.S.
Elderhostel Association(Former Elder International Exchanges Association) was established in 1986 and offered its first “Japan Study Program” to American senior citizens who want to learn about Japan through travel.
Elderhostel Association offered its “International Program” and “Domestic Program”, of which the style is the same as Elderhostel in the U.S.
According to the organization restructuring of Elderhostel Association, Elder Travel Club succeeding the former’s “International Program” and “Domestic Program” was established.
In partnership with Australia & New Zealand College for Seniors, Japan Program was held ofr foreign senior citizens to learn about Japanese history and culture.
Since new type of travels planned by travel destination’s agencies has been attracted attention, GCJ General Research Institute was established to embark town-building and development of human resources.
Elder Travel Club was renamed Global Campus Japan