Location
  • Japan
    • Tokyo

Program Details

Timeframe
Year Round
Housing
Apartment

Pricing

Starting Price
3500
Price Details
- A guaranteed professional internship in your preferred industry
- Thriving local community
- Local events and day trips
- Immersive business workshop
- Career coaching and support
- Curated calendar of professional networking events
- Curated online courses and tools
- CV support
- Beyond Academy Certificate of Excellence
- Comprehensive 24/7 local support
- Orientation
- Welcome dinner
- Bi-Weekly community dinner
- A bustling social calendar of exciting events
- Farewell dinner to celebrate program completion
- Visa support
- Airport transport on arrival
- Beyond welcome bag
- SIM card (on request)
- Accommodation (optional)
What's Included
Some Accommodation Airport Transfers SIM cards
What's Not Included
Airfare Meals Travel Insurance
Jan 28, 2024
Apr 13, 2024
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About Program

Learn better. Travel further. Dream bigger.

Tokyo, a city of ancient culture, cutting-edge ideas, and thriving businesses. Home to over 50 Fortune Global 500 companies, Tokyo offers an exhilarating location for internships. Whether you're an aspiring accountant or engineer, fashion designer or music producer, Tokyo's got you covered.

We’ll design your Tokyo Internship Program so it has the perfect elements for your career success. From selecting the right internship for you from our network of host companies, to workshops and coaching that will give you the skills and insights to flourish during your internship and beyond. Our Tokyo Program is available in 18 industries, with start dates every month, and durations from 1-6 months.

Ever imagined strolling through the quaint cherry blossom filled streets on your way to work? Heading to the magnificent Mount Fuji during the weekend? Apply now and start getting excited!

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Program Highlights

  • A guaranteed professional internship in your chosen industry. Gain insights into local business practice and CV- boosting skills and experience.
  • A carefully designed career development program, including 1-to-1professional coaching, immersive business workshop, CV support, curated online courses, plus invites to exclusive networking events.
  • A bustling social calendar including day trip to Mount Fuji, Shinjuku night walking tour, visit to Tsukiji market and sushi cooking class, biweekly dinners, and many more exciting events.
  • A thriving local community of fellow interns led by our local Community Team offering 24/7 support.
  • Welcome orientation, airport transport on arrival, local SIM, Beyond goodies bag, farewell dinner, and many more

Program Reviews

4.79 Rating
based on 19 reviews
  • 5 rating 78.95%
  • 4 rating 21.05%
  • 3 rating 0%
  • 2 rating 0%
  • 1 rating 0%
  • Growth 4.45
  • Support 4.85
  • Fun 4.85
  • Housing 4.3
  • Safety 5
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Bela
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Tokyo Internship

I did a six month internship in Tokyo and it was one of the best experiences of my life. It was incredible to be able to work and explore in Tokyo. I was able to build up experience for my resume while immersing myself in a different culture, meeting different people, and seeing so many amazing sights. There are varying options for industries to intern in and places to spend the internship. I was also able to improve my language skills however it was not necessary for the workspace. There were also community activities to participate in almost every week and it’s easy to meet other interns. I highly recommend this to students who want to build their resume while traveling a new place.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Try to do as much as possible. Don’t be afraid to try new things or travel.
Pros
  • Unique work experience
  • Networking oppurtunities
  • Travel opportunities
Cons
  • Language barriers in daily life
  • Accommodations are random and can be poor quality
  • Communication with coordinators could be better
3 people found this review helpful.
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Harry
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Once in a lifetime experience

The Tokyo Program was truly a once in a lifetime experience. I met people and took part in activities that I would’ve otherwise never done, and the Beyond team were so helpful the entire time. From the moment you sign up until the day you leave Tokyo the team are on hand to help you with any worries or issues you may have, all while providing wonderful experiences for you to enjoy with others on the program. There were a great variety of events, all of which I loved doing. I couldn't recommend Beyond Academy enough to anyone who wants to see the sights of Tokyo while also getting a unique internship experience.

8 people found this review helpful.
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Eddie
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Incredible Experience

The Beyond Academy Tokyo program is an incredible program I'd recommend to anyone who's interested. From the moment you sign up to the day you leave Japan, they are so helpful and kind, and I think where they especially shine is with the local team. The local help team has been absolutely amazing throughout my whole time in Japan, and I honestly could not have asked for them to be any better.

Beyond Academy also organises a huge number of events for interns to attend, with there usually being one on Thursday evenings and Sunday daytimes. These events are super useful for getting integrated in Tokyo, as well as getting to know your fellow interns better. Some of the events organised during my time here were a day trip to mount fuji, an afternoon in the historic area of asakusa wearing kimonos, a tour of different natural disasters and how to deal with them, held by the Tokyo fire department, and many more.

All in all, this is a wonderful program, that I wholeheartedly support, and I'm so glad I chose to do it, having made many friends and great experiences to remember it by. I 100% recommend anyone considering it to give it a try.

If you did this all over again, what's one thing you would change?
I think if I were to go back to the start of my program, I'd want to stay for longer. I chose the 8 week program, which is definitely long enough to stay in Japan, but I've fallen in love with the country, and felt so welcomed by the people here, that if I could stay longer, I definitely would. And I would recommend anyone considering this program to stay for as long as they can, so long as you get outside of your comfort zone and try things out, you'll be sure to enjoy yourself.
Pros
  • Absolutely fantastic local support team
  • Amazing events to integrate with other interns
Cons
  • Slightly unclear process in finding internship
8 people found this review helpful.
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Emmanuella
4/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Don't hesitate!

If you're considering doing an internship through Beyond Academy, I'd say do not hesitate! Although the onboarding process was a bit shaky and lacked clarity, BA matched me with an amazing company in Tokyo. Words cannot describe how much I loved working with my boss and I'm so grateful for the doors of opportunity and relationships that have opened through it. Not to mention, the BA staff is stellar. They go above and beyond for the interns, and always checked in to make sure I was doing okay and adjusting. I'm so excited to go back and see them again!

Pros
  • Matching program
  • Amazing Staff
  • Networking
Cons
  • Inconsistent communication prior to beginning
8 people found this review helpful.
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Khadeem
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Definitive Experience In Tokyo!!

All I can say is Wow! This was not my first time in Japan, I went in 2019 with another Internship program at the time, and and to put it mildly the experience left somethings to be desired. However I decided to take another chance and found out about Beyond Academy. I'm glad I made the choice. The team, from onboarding to Finance, and then the support staff and Coordinators you meet in Japan, all went above and beyond to ensure and everything is up to par, and should you need help they are never a moments message away. Never in my dreams did I expect to go to Mount Fuji two days before my birthday! The events that they plan for the group range from exciting trips to well known and hidden secrets of Japan. For Dinners or lunches the Coordinators will work with whatever food conditions you have and plan accordingly. I'd like to thank the staff - Alize, Stephanie and Fristy - for their hard word and dedication. 11/10 Would recommend to anyone whose is visiting Japan for the first time, or if you want to plan another experience for yourself!

What was the most surprising thing you saw or did?
By Far the Trip To Mount Fuji was the Highlight of my Trip, We even got to visit the summit although if your going please wear extra layers of clothes!
Pros
  • Commendable Staff
  • Direct Communication
  • Lots of Different Events and Guides
Cons
  • Can be a bit confusing for the train stations
  • Particular Train Lines can be Crowded
  • N/A
13 people found this review helpful.
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Charla
4/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Internships are a bit unpredictable but great experience overall!

Although I initially had issues with getting the type of internship that I signed up for, my experience once I was there was great - the housing was nice and close to work, the dinners were great and organized, and all of the on-site Beyond staff were amazing! They were accessible and genuinely friendly, and I was pleasantly surprised with how involved they were in social events, ensuring that everyone felt welcomed. I made lifelong friends through beyond and had a blast exploring the city and living with them.

I recommend the program to those looking for a way to go abroad with secure housing and a social community while getting some work experience. I do wish that I had some more internship options and more support from Beyond during that initial process, but it is pretty case by case and I ended up very happy with my experience. If you are more of a solo traveler who is more interested in the work than the social experience than I think finding an internship and accommodation on your own will be more worth the buck.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Don’t pack too much!!! Most people in my program (myself included) ended up buying clothes and trinkets there and had to ship items back home which is not cheap:( we all regretted bringing too many clothes to japan.
Pros
  • Amazing on-site staff
  • Beautiful area
  • Flexible start and end dates
Cons
  • VERY hard to be vegetarian in Japan
  • Internships are a bit hit or miss
24 people found this review helpful.
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Daphne
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Review on Tokyo 10 week program

Im only in week 3 of my 10 week program and I’ve already experienced more than I had in all of my life. So far learning the culture and being immersed in such a different environment has really opened up my views of career opportunities and traveling possibilities. Beyond has done an amazing job at solving any problems I may have and they plan a variety of fun activities so that the internship itself isn’t too overwhelming. The balance between provided activities and internship work is a nice way to feel proactive yet at the same time as if you’re on vacation. The fact that programs like this exist make starting your life a very fun and exciting way easier. If I could, I’d take more trips with Beyond.

What was the most nerve-racking moment and how did you overcome it?
Public transport. For never had been on a train but once before this trip, learning to rely on the metro as transportation for pretty much everything started off as very confusing and difficult to navigate, but after not too long, you memorize signs to look for and how each station works.
Pros
  • Fun activities
  • A lot of freedoms
  • Safe environments
Cons
  • No help with learning metro
  • Difficulty with communication beforehand
  • Gave me very few company internship options
25 people found this review helpful.
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Henri
4/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Exciting opportunity

If you’ve been looking to step out of your comfort zone and try something new, an internship through beyond academy is definitely a great option. It allows you to explore a unique place you’ve never seen before as well as gain valuable experience for your career. It’s a really unique blend of life experience and professional experience, wrapped into one package. Adding to that, all of the events organised by the beyond academy event coordinators help ensure you always have something to do. Finally, beyond academy helps you to build a network and meet friends for life

If you did this all over again, what's one thing you would change?
It’s a pretty easy question to answer, as I would choose to visit one of the many other cities beyond academy has to offer
Pros
  • Discover new places
  • Good for resume
  • Gain valuable experience
Cons
  • Expensive
  • Group accommodation isn’t for everyone
24 people found this review helpful.

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