• Japan
    • Sapporo
6 to 12 weeks

Program Details

Year Round
Apartment Host Family Hotel
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Starting Price
Price Details
Our Internship and Japanese Program starts at 38,500JPY per week. This includes language study, course fees, 24 hour support, and full internship supervision.
Please contact us for more details.
Accommodation is available at an additional cost.
Travel costs are up to the intern.
What's Not Included
Accommodation Activities Airfare Airport Transfers Meals SIM cards Transportation
Jan 26, 2020
Sep 20, 2016
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About Program

Our Japanese Language and Internship Program is ideal for those wishing to combine intensive Japanese study with fantastic work experience in a Japanese company. Sapporo is a lovely city all year round, and Hokkaido is a great part of Japan to explore. The food is delicious, the people are friendly, and our group is warm and supportive.

Every morning, study Japanese in a small class suitable to your level (we accept everyone from beginner through advanced), and every afternoon, work on internship projects in an exciting and growing company in Hokkaido. Choose from either a 6, 8, 12 or 26 week period, and a number of accommodation options. Every week, you will receive 15 hours of intensive Japanese study, 20 hours of internship experience as well as support, supervision, and job training from our experienced team.

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Program Highlights

  • We offer real life work experience and responsibilities and opportunities to develop your skill base.
  • We offer opportunities to use and develop your Japanese language skills, with the option to also study Japanese at our comprehensive language school.
  • We offer a supportive, family-like team atmosphere where you can feel free to ask questions, share your hopes and work together with us.
  • We are based in the beautiful and vibrant city of Sapporo, a great place to live, study and work.
  • We offer a full and active social network which brings international students and local Japanese people together for regular events and activities.

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Six weeks of unforgettable fun, job experience and incredible Japanese improvement

I was at Hokkaido JaLS in the summer of 2016, as both a foreign student studying Japanese and a young intern for the company. Through the 6 weeks I was there my Japanese improved a hundred-fold – my Japanese friends were so surprised when I returned and we could just talk in Japanese for hours on end! What's more my Japanese level wasn't even high to begin with - I arrived there a "pre-intermediate level" and am probably now an "intermediate level"; it doesn't seem like much on paper but I feel so natural and much more effortless speaking Japanese now! It's thanks to the 50/50 split of international students and Japanese students studying English at JaLS: there were so many opportunities to speak Japanese with others, and I made many lasting friendships with people of all sorts of ages and countries.

As for the internship, the experience will vary for those between those who are native Japanese speakers and foreign interns. The amazing thing was that JaLS so flexible in offering types of things I could do for the company, even though I wasn't a native Japanese speaker. I hosted my own Language Exchange event, took students to festivals, baseball games and activities such as Japanese Taiko drumming lessons! I even learned how to operate a cafe and cash register, and shadowed some of the English teachers teaching Japanese students English (as I have an interest in education).

Finally, JaLS allocated me a share-house in which I stayed - which was an incredible experience. There were about 40 people living there, 50% International and 50% Japanese - we each had our own rooms and a giant shared living room/kitchen space. It was a great opportunity to learn Japanese and I really enjoyed spending time and being taken around the city by my Japanese share-house mates. Incredible.

A truly unforgettable 6 weeks of my life, I miss JaLS and Sapporo already!! Plus, the school will come back better than ever in October 2016, bigger and even more welcoming! 12/10 !!

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