K Corps is Kiwanis International’s youth exchange program for Kiwanis-family teens. Through the program, clubs, families, and youth develop global Kiwanis friendships by doing just what members do—attending meetings, fostering fellowship, and volunteering their time and effort—in host communities half a world away.


U.S. Teens: Catch Olympic Fever in Japan this Summer!

Japan is counting down the days to the 2020 Summer Olympic Games with great pomp and pageantry. Get to Tokyo with K Corps this summer and experience the excitement and build-up ahead of the Games for yourself. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity you don't want to miss!


Explore both ancient Japanese tradition and high-tech, fast-paced modern society.


Immerse yourself in Japanese daily life by staying with a local host family.


Join the local Kiwanis community in their volunteerism efforts—and make new friends!

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9 Key Clubbers in Nippon

The first Kiwanis teens to “go global” came from Key Clubs across America. In all, nine students participated in the inaugural K Corps program in Japan.

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My K Corps Experience

Xuan Chen from Brunswick County Early College High School Key Club (Bolivia, North Carolina) reflects on two impactful weeks in Japan.

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So Nice, I Did it Twice!

Some have called K Corps’ two-week summer program in Japan a “once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.” Not so for Makenzie!

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