Global English Camp Program

Program Overview
This internship program is designed to promote cultural and language exchange between Japanese high school students and native English speaking university students. By matching selected local students with highly competent English students from top universities, we aim to create an environment conducive to both learning and teaching.

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

Program Dates

This is a six-week long internship from July 14th to August 26th. 

Weekly Curriculum:  The first week of the program will consist of a retreat, training and orientation followed by 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.  

  • 2020 Tokyo Olympics
  • United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
  • Life Mission
  • Presentation and discussion on Intern chosen field of study and university.  

Example Class Schedule

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City Placement

Interns may be placed in one or multiple major cities throughout Japan depending on high school student demand. Tokyo and Kyoto/Osaka/Nara areas have been two primary locations in the past but others may be added during the high school student registration process.  Some interns will travel to areas outside of Tokyo/Osaka or commute there daily from their home base city.  All 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.  

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  * Pictures in development.

* Pictures in development.

Program Requirements

  • at least 18 years or older by the program start date
  • valid passport (at least through 2018). If you are not a U.S., U.K. or Canadian Citizen, you may need a visa.  
  • $500 USD (or currency equivalent where your university is located) deposit to secure position in program, which is 100% refundable upon completion of the program. The deposit is collected by each intern at the time of airplane ticket purchase. The security deposit is returned to each intern within 45 days of the program end date as long as the intern completes the 6 week program, has no damage or cleaning required to your residence while in Japan and must complete and return our final program report. Once accepted, students are required to submit a signed contract and complete all on boarding procedures through Come On Out. Once completed, you will be given the go ahead to contact our preferred travel agency to book your plane ticket to Japan.  
  • if not a recent graduate, in good academic standing at your university. Official university transcript is requested during onboarding.
  • at least one reference letter will be requested during the onboarding process.
  • Clear Criminal Background Check
  • must be in good physical and mental health prior to departing for Japan.  
  • ability to be a flexible world traveler. In some cases, schedules can change and we are looking for interns that can adapt and excel.  

What is provided:

  • Round-Trip Airfare: with limitations and procedures, $500 USD (or home country currency equivalent) deposit at time of purchase. Deposit is returned within 45 days of completion of program. 

  • Housing: Shared housing, dorm rooms, home stays, apartments, hotels, and guest houses may be utilized (additional fee required for individual apartments).

  • Transportation: Round trip local transportation to and from class.  

  • Food: Lunch and dinner are reimbursed for attended class days.

  • Cultural Package: Optional field trips, program retreat, group overnight trip, Japanese language classes, language exchanges, and dinner/cooking nights 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.

  • The cultural experience of a lifetime!


Each Intern is provided a health insurance policy for at least the length of the program.  During the upcoming months we will once again be analyzing options to ensure the best possible coverage for our interns.  We will finalize our insurance policy and make it available to all accepted applicants during the on boarding process.  Although we provide an insurance policy for all interns, it is your responsibility to review the coverage of the policy and determine if it is adequate for your situation.  

Although we are covering the insurance premium cost, we are NOT responsible for out of pocket expenses outside of the policy. In some cases, due to timing of accidents and health issues, interns should be prepared to pay for health expenses in advance prior to receiving reimbursements from insurance. It is recommended that all participants read over the insurance policy and purchase additional insurance (at your own cost) if deemed necessary.    

Sponsor Overview
Toshin High School is run by Nagase Brothers Inc., the leading education company in Japan and the global licensee for all Sesame Street English related products and services both in Japan and overseas.

With 120,000 students in 1,000 branch schools, Toshin High School is the largest preparatory school network for university entrance examinations in Japan. Toshin High School is a pioneer in the field of motivation management and ICT (Information and Communication Technology) solutions for education.

In order to support the unique needs of its students, Toshin High School uses the latest developments in educational technology to provide customized lectures for each student. In addition, the school has implemented a unique mentoring system designed to motivate students toward achieving their personal and professional goals, helping them to develop into the leaders of tomorrow.

Once accepted, students are required to submit a signed contract and complete all on boarding procedures through Come On Out. Once completed, you will be given the go ahead to contact our preferred travel agency to book your plane ticket to Japan.  


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Due to an influx of applicants, we will not be holding our final application phase. The last day to submit a written application for Global English Camp 2018 is February 28th, 2018. Thank you for your interest in Global English Camp, and we encourage you to apply in future years.

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