NOT JUST ANOTHER ENGLISH TEACHING OPPORTUNITY.
Global English Camp Program
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 will facilitate themed discussion sessions in a classroom setting with 4-8 Japanese high school 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.
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.
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 requests at this time for city placement.
Click on the markers to look at pictures and locations from past years.
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
There may be slight changes to this schedule as we move closer to the program start date. Most classes are Monday-Friday but in some cases there may be Tuesday-Saturday or Wednesday-Sunday classes due to certain school scheduling. Final schedules will be confirmed prior to the program start date.
In addition, each student is given plenty of free time to enjoy Japan. It is recommended that going out into Japan and immersing yourself in the culture be a part of your experience outside of the daily program schedule.
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.
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.
What is Included (2018 program subsidies will be confirmed by December 31st, 2017)
- Round-trip airfare-with limitations and procedures,
- Housing-shared housing, dorm rooms, home stays, apartments, hotels and guest houses may be utilized (additional fee required for individual apartments)
- Some Food subsidies provided
- Optional field trips, program retreat, Japanese language classes and after class activities are provided throughout the program.
- Health Insurance
- A cultural experience of a lifetime!
Student's will be expected to have the following:
- 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 (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.
- if not a recent graduate, in good academic standing at your university. Official university transcript is requested during onboarding.
- at least one reference will be requested during the onboarding process.
- 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.
Program Dates and Deadlines
TBD, (Mid July-late August, 2018)
* These dates are NOT finalized as not all Japanese high school schedules are complete. Final program dates will be confirmed prior to onboarding. There is no obligation or commitment required prior to finalization of program dates.
Early Planner applications:
November 1st - December 31st, 2017
January 1st - February 29th, 2018
March 1st-April 15th, 2018
If you have any questions or concerns, don't hesitate to reach out to us.
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