Program Overview

Global English Camp is a program dedicated to the importance of gaining an unparalleled life opportunity via cross-cultural education. Through an intensive weekly program focused not only on language but also relevant global issues, university students and recent graduates from around the world facilitate the improvement of expressing opinions in English and impact students' discovery of their individual life missions. During the five to six-week program, interns gain more than a stimulating teaching experience; they also gain new perspectives, knowledge, and friendships from this unforgettable summer program.

Interns facilitate themed discussion sessions in a classroom setting with 1-6 Japanese students. The program also offers optional activities throughout the program both after classes and on the weekends.  Although this is an unpaid internship, the sponsor provides certain expenses for each intern who participates.

Program Dates

This is a five to six-week long internship from mid-July to the end of August. Exact dates for the 2019 program will be confirmed by December 31st, 2018.

Weekly Curriculum

 The first week of the program will consist of a retreat, training and orientation followed by 4-5 one-week classes to different groups of high school students.   There may be some changes to the 2018 curriculum but below are some of the major topics to be discussed in the classroom. 

  • 2020 Tokyo Olympics

  • United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

  • Life Mission

  • Presentation and discussion on Intern chosen field of study and university.

City Placement

Interns may be placed in one or multiple major cities throughout Japan depending on high school student demand. Tokyo, Yokohama and Kyoto/Osaka/Nara are the primary base locations. Others are added during the high school student registration process.  Some interns will travel to areas outside of Tokyo/Osaka or commute daily from their home base city. Interns spend at least the first week of the program in either Tokyo or Osaka. We will not place any intern in a rural area for the entire length of the program unless demand permits and intern requests. Some interns may have the opportunity to travel to multiple locations. 

We cannot guarantee or take city placement requests at this time.  

NOTE: Interns will not know their city placement until 15-30 days before the program start date. Additionally, some interns may experience changes in summer itinerary before and/or during the program. This is due to Japanese students’ summer vacations starting in mid to late July; many do not sign up for English Camp until June or July. Interns must be willing to be flexible and adapt and excel to changes in scheduling.


Example Class Schedule

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This map shows locations that participated in the Global English Camp program.

Program Requirements

  • English: Native level English ability

  • Age: at least 18 years or older by the program start date.

  • Background Check: Interns are required to provide a clear criminal background prior to being approved to purchase plane ticket.

  • Character Reference: At least one character reference letter requested and reviewed during the onboarding process.

  • Valid Passport (through 2019): If not a U.S., U.K., or Canadian Citizen, a visa may be required. We can assist; however, we are not responsible for the outcome of any given visa, nor can we guarantee approval.

  • Transcript: Official copy of certified university transcript is requested during the onboarding process.

  • Health: Intern must be in good physical and mental health prior to departing for Japan. This program is intensive and can be stressful. Schedules can change, so we are looking for interns that can adapt and excel.

  • Contract: Once accepted, students are required to submit a signed contract and complete all onboarding procedures through Come On Out.  

  • Airline Ticket Deposit: We require each accepted intern to pay $500/£350 (or USD currency equivalent where your university is located) at time of airline ticket purchase. THIS IS PAID DIRECTLY TO THE TRAVEL AGENCY USING A DEBIT OR CREDIT CARD, AT NO TIME DO YOU PAY COME ON OUT-JAPAN A FEE OF ANY KIND FOR THIS INTERNSHIP. The airline ticket deposit is returned to each intern within 45 days of the program end date as long as the intern completes the program, has no damage or cleaning required to residence while in Japan, and completes our final program report.

What is provided:

  • Round-Trip Airfare: with limitations and procedures. There is a $500 USD / home country currency equivalent airline ticket deposit at time of purchase. Deposit is returned within 45 days of completion of program. Come On Out pays the remainder of the ticket price up to our ticket cap. This cap will be confirmed by December 31st, 2018, though the estimated cap for a ROUND TRIP airline ticket will be between $1500-$1600 USD.

  • Housing: Shared housing, dorm rooms, home stays, shared apartments, shared lofts, hotels, and guest houses may be utilized (additional fee required for individual apartments). Available housing is generally smaller and different than what is available in most western countries. We do our best to provide safe and clean housing options however, it may not suit the needs of all interns. If you have concerns about housing, interns will be given the opportunity to find and pay for your own housing at request.

  • Transportation: Round trip local transportation to and from class (and airports when traveling to school venues). It is very important to pack light as many interns will be traveling for at least part of the summer. Although we cover expenses for luggage on airplane travel we do not cover the cost of shipping luggage throughout Japan. Pack light, pack light pack light!

  • Food: Food reimbursement is provided for class days attended.

  • Activities: All activities provided by the program are optional. Field trips, program retreat, overnight trip, Japanese language classes, language exchanges, and other events are provided and subsidized.  

  • Health Insurance: A premium health insurance package is provided; however, depending on your personal situation, you may need additional coverage. See insurance summary below for additional information regarding health insurance.

Program Partners

The Global English Camp program is coordinated by 3 companies with a true passion for education.


Program Coordinator

Come On Out - Japan brings together all aspects of the program so that interns may have the most optimal experience abroad. We cooperate with universities and students, searching for the ideal candidates that will ensure the program’s success. We then work directly with accepted candidates to provide a smooth onboarding process and make sure your goals are exceeded during the course of the program.


Program Sponsor

Toshin High School, a division of Nagase Brothers Inc., is the program sponsor and educational coordinator for the Japanese high school students. They are in charge of the English Camp curriculum and will oversee day-to-day classroom operations.  


Program Coordinator

Come on UP handles housing and ground support. They provide interns with local support and coordinate Japanese language and classes, as well as manage other special events, weekend trips, and reimbursement finances.


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