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Internship Japan: Guy Healy, Japan USA Summer Camp
Tokyo, Japan (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms:
Program Terms: Summer
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Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2020 02/07/2020 ** Rolling Admission 07/25/2020 08/20/2020
NOTE: The participant dates are approximate. The actual dates will be determined later

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
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Program Type:
Internship
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Language of Instruction:
English
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Housing Options:
Home-Stay
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Minimum GPA:
2.5
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Class Standing:
Junior, Senior, Sophomore
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Areas of Study:
Asian Studies
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Internship Available:
Yes
Program Description:
Program Description:

Guy Healy

Summer Camp Counselor in Japan

Students selected to participate in this program will work as counselors at several different summer camps throughout Japan, teaching the English language to elementary, junior high school, and lower high school students.  Camps are located in many locations across Japan. These locations are assigned to interns by the organization. Interns must agree to work where the organization assigns them in order to take part in this internship. Each assignment lasts about 27 days between June 25 and August 30.  Interns may have the opportunity to travel throughout Japan during vacations between camp sessions or before/after the internship.
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Responsibility

Intern duties include conducting language drills, supervising recreation activities, sharing meals with campers, and speaking English with the campers in small and large groups. High levels of energy, enthusiasm, integrity, and desire to help others are essential.
 

Eligibility

  1. Clean disciplinary record
  2. Overall GPA of 2.50 or higher
  3. Successful completion of the application process including an oral interview
  4. Enrolled in a summer session for-credit internship course
  5. Adequate English speaking ability (knowledge of Japanese is not required, however, it is helpful for communicating with host families and when traveling)
 

What's Included:

Guy Healy Japan, Inc. provides air transportation to Japan,  transportation within Japan, room and board during your camp counselor duties, and five days of pre-service training.  You will work five nights at the camp followed by three to four nights of rest while living with a host family. 

What's Not Included:

UW-W tuition for 3-6 credits: variable
Guy Healy Processing fee: $150
Center for Global Education Application fee: $225
Contingency Fee: $50
CISI Insurance: approx: $35
Transportation to/from U.S. airport: variable
Misc incidentals: variable

Academics

Internship Course: Asian Studies 493 (S/NC grading), variable credit (3-6)
Enrollment Prerequisites: Sophomore standing, AND a grade of C or higher in one of three courses: Speech 424 OR Japanese 101 OR Sociology/Asian Studies 350

Course Requirements:
  1. Attend a one-day pre-internship course (5-6 hours) and get a passing score on a test of cultural awareness
  2. Spend at least the minimum amount of time required in Japan
  3. Receive a satisfactory rating by an on-site internship supervisor
  4. Turn in a satisfactory short (3 page) written report on the internship experience
  5. Complete a short (10-15 minute) debriefing oral interview within one month after returning to the U.S.

NOTE: Internship credits count toward graduation. You can repeat the internship for a second summer and may earn up to 12 credits total.
 

Key Dates

Term Application Deadline Term Dates
Summer December 11th 2018 Late June to Late August


Faculty Contact:
Dr. Majorie Rhine: rhinem@uww.edu

The Center for Global Education Contact:
Dan Colleran: collerad@uww.edu

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