Japan Program/Opportunities



  • The Institute of International Education/ Freeman Foundation
    Students wishing to study in Japan (or other parts of Asia) might be able to obtain financial assistance from the Institute of International Education/ Freeman Foundation.
    Information can be found at: http://www.iie.org/freeman-asia

  • Bridging Project for Study Abroad in Japan
    Students planning to study in Japan can apply for a scholarship from the Association of Teachers of Japanese. The program is called the Bridging Project for Study Abroad in Japan, and offers awards of up to $4000 towards living expenses while a student is in Japan.
    For complete information, see their website: http://www.colorado.edu/ealld/atj

  • The Princeton in Asia (PiA) program
    The Princeton in Asia (PiA) programprovides opportunities for work and internships throughout Asia. Programs accomodate both undergraduates and graduates, Princeton students and non-Princeton students, those with Asian language backgrounds and those without. There are a number of interesting positions in Japan, one of which will be filled by a Dartmouth Japanese major ('00).
    Information is available on their website: http://www.princeton.edu/~pia/

Living in Japan
  • Japan Exhange and Teaching (JET) Program
    The Japan Exchange and Teaching Program seeks to help enhance internationalization in Japan, by promoting mutual understanding between Japan and other nations. The program aims to enhance foreign language education in Japan, and to promote international exchange at the local level through fostering ties between Japanese youth and foreign youth. Details are available on their website: http://www.mofa.go.jp/j_info/visit/jet/index.html

  • "International Relations" Work for the Kiyosato Educational Experiment Project (KEEP)
    "International Relations" Work for the Kiyosato Educational Experiment Project (KEEP) Every year KEEP recruits for a full time position in Kiyosato, Yamanashi. Successful candidates become staff members of the International Relations Department of a not-for-profit organization in rural Japan called the Kiyosato Educational Experiment Project (KEEP). The duties are varied and may include working in the local schools teaching English, presenting cultural programs in Japanese for the general public at KEEP, and working in the office with translation as well as occasional interpretation work for visitors to KEEP. This is a employment opportunity for native English speakers with fluency in Japanese. Applications should be postmarked January 31. Details can be found on their web site: http://www.keep.or.jp/english/bkfannc_03.html

  • Summer Internships in Japan
    The Nambu Foundation is a non-profit organization which allows outstanding undergraduate and graduate students to participate in a two month internship at a Japanese company. The internship provides the student with valuable opportunities to learn Japanese business practices and to receive on-the-job-training. Since the start of the program in 1987, over 250 students have had the unique experience of working for a Japanese company.
    Nambu Foundation interns will be provided with the following:
    Round-trip airfare up to $1000
    Company-sponsored housing
    Work-related travel expenses
    *For more information, see: http://www.nambufound.com/

  • An Opportunity Right on the Dartmouth Campus
    The Japan Program in DAMELL generally hires 2-3 students a quarter to serve as apprentice teachers for the first year Japanese language students. This position is a great opportunity to put the polish on your own language skills as well as a lot of fun. Those interested should contact either Watanabe Sensei or Ishida Sensei. For more information, click here.

  • Summer Teaching Opportunity
    The Accelerated Language Programs (ALPS) offered through the Rassias Foundation at Dartmouth sometimes hires advanced Japanese language students to serve as assistant teachers (ATs) for their intensive summer programs. Duties for full-time ATs include teaching drill classes (averaging four hours per day), giving individual tutorials, participating in evening activities, and attending a daily staff meeting (by language). Duties for part-time ATs will be determined on an as-needed basis. The position requires ATs to have lunch and dinner with the students to encourage them to use their expanding language skills. Be aware that a full-time ALPs AT position is an all-day commitment and one cannot have any other employment or be taking any classes during the program. Auditions are necessary for all. Please contact alps on blitz for more information or for an application. General information on the program is available at: http://www.dartmouth.edu/~rassias/alps/index.html


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