Application guidelines for “overseas internships” in the School of Humanities and Culture

Subject Name: Overseas Internship, Subject Number: AA29213 Credits: 2.0, Standard enrollment year: 2nd-4th year Faculty in charge: Usuyama Toshinobu and Soma Takuya

1. Overview of class
Students will work for a certain period of time at overseas companies, research institutes, non-profit organizations, educational institutions, etc., in order to improve their language skills and international negotiation skills necessary for working overseas. Among them, the following three points are the main purposes of this subject.

(1) Improvement of practical foreign language skills through practice
(2) Practicing international negotiation skills to be resilient in a cross-cultural society
(3) Career design with a view to working overseas, and formation of a vision for the future

2. Implementation Period
・February 24 to March 10, 2020 (scheduled. Including travel days. Working a total of 45 hours or more during the period)
・In principle, Monday through Friday (9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Lunch break 12:30 to 14:00. Working 7 hours)
・However, no work on local public holidays.
・In the case of participation of two or more people, it will be the same working period.

3. Place of implementation
Japan Human Resources Development Center, Kyrgyz Republic (KRJC, location: Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic)

4. Number of applicants Up to 3

5. Internship curriculum (scheduled)

Date Training Session Information Location
Mid Dec Pre-Training 1 (Guidance) Cooperative Research Building A203
Early February (date undecided) Pre-training 2 (crisis management training + language and OJT training, etc.) Cooperative Research Building A203
After February 24 Start of travel and internship Kyrgyz Republic
After middle of March Post training (report meeting + report submission) Cooperative Research Building A203
[Contents of internship work]KRJC’s business is diverse, focusing on three main pillars: business, Japanese, and mutual understanding. Dispatched students are required to consult with the staff of KRJC, and then select and be involved in these projects and public relations activities according to their abilities and characteristic. In addition, since KRJC is part of the JICA project, it is possible to introduce JICA project management work according to students’ needs. In addition, depending on the situation of the office, the activities are adjusted according to the interests and concerns of the students during their stay.

(Examples up to last fiscal year)
1) Preparation and management assistance for the “Japanese Karaoke Competition”
2) Presentation at “Presentation in Japanese” for Learners of Japanese in Kyrgyz (about 15 minutes)
3) Preparation and management assistance for the “Hina Matsuri” Festival event
4) Offer a one-day Japanese culture course as a lecturer (karuta lecture) using his specialty
5) Maintenance of the Study in Japan Information Corner
6) Writing articles, research, and interviews for the website
7) If there is anything else you would like to do that matches the business content of the Japan Center, please consult us.

6. Costs
・Round-trip tickets are provided to all participants. All necessary expenses, such as living expenses and food expenses, will be paid by you.
・If you meet the requirements (GPA 2.3 or higher), you will receive a non-refundable Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO) scholarship (70,000 yen).
・When you receive a JASSO scholarship, your own expenses are about 30,000 to 80,000 yen (depending on the exchange rate and the number of days you stay)

7. How to Apply

Download the application form from the link below, fill out the necessary information, and send it to the email address of “9. Inquiries” below, or bring it directly to the office.

Application for overseas internship in FY 2019

Guidelines for overseas internships in FY 2019

Application deadline: Friday, November 15, 2019, 17:00 (selection will be made in the case of a large number of applicants)

8. Eligibility and Conditions
・In principle, undergraduate students of Japanese nationality or permanent resident
・Those who can register with the Overseas Travel Notification System and join the “Overseas Student Safety Management Assistance (OSSMA)” and overseas travel insurance in case of incidents, accidents, or disasters during their stay.
・Those who are able to submit a pledge with the approval of their guardian and supervisor (class teacher)
・Those who have a good understanding of the purpose of this program and the contents of their activities, and who can work in line with them
*Includes pre/post-event activities, such as participation in pre-training, preparation for student exchange (preparation of materials, etc.), submission of reports, participation in report meeting, etc.
・Those who have the English operational skills necessary for their work. A person who has already been trained in Russian or who can learn about basic Russian conversations by the time he or she travels.
・In the case of a large number of applicants, the applicant will be selected for documents and interviewed as necessary. Those who have already studied Russian will be given priority in the selection process.

9. Inquiries
“The Nippon-Foundation Central Asia-Japan Human Resource Development Project” (NipCA Project) Office, Cooperative Research Building A203
TEL: 029-853-4251 / Email:
Person in charge: Sasayama/Yamazaki
*Hours: 9:00 -17:00 (excluding Saturdays, Sundays, national holidays)

~ How to calculate the grade evaluation ~
・Calculated from the grades of the academic year 2018 (one year) for second-year and later group students, and from the grades of the spring semester (half-year) for first-year group students.
・Calculated by converting into “grading points” and applying the formula, referring to the table below.

Grade A+ A B C D
Grading points 3 3 2 1 0

(“Number of units of grading point 3” ×3) + +(“Number of units of grading point 2” ×2) + +(“Number of units of grading point 1” ×1) + (“Number of units of grading point 0” ×0) ÷ total units