Japanese Language & Internship Program Options

Course & Schedule Options

We provide a very unique opportunity for students to immerse themselves in not only the Japanese culture but also the Okinawan culture while at the same time gaining valuable workplace experience and the opportunity to learn and speak Japanese. There is nothing in the world like the experience you will receive when you enroll in Study & Intern Okinawa. In this section learn about the various options that are available for our program.


Course Offerings

  • Language only (3 hours)
    • Morning or afternoon session, not both.
    • You will be placed in the session that best fits your level.
  • Language & part-time internship (approximately 4 hours a day)
    • Time and length of internship may vary according to your internship program.
    • The number of hours per week are based upon your needs and requests.
  • Full-time internship (approximately 8 hours a day)
    • Time and length of internship may vary according to your internship program.
    • The number of hours per week are based upon your needs and desires.

University credit is available for both studying Japanese or English and interning. If you wish to receive credit from our language school or internship partners, you will need permission from your study abroad coordinator or have them contact us directly for more information.

* All internships are unpaid.
A list of internships is available on the Partners section.

Schedule Options

Option 1A: Language only
9:00 9:50 1st Period
10:00 10:50 2nd Period
11:00 11:50 3rd Period
Lunch
Student is free to explore beautiful Okinawa
Option 2A: Language & part-time internship
9:00 9:50 1st Period
10:00 10:50 2nd Period
11:00 11:50 3rd Period
Lunch
14:00 Internship
Option 1B: Language only
Student is free to explore beautiful Okinawa
Lunch
14:00 14:50 1st Period
15:00 15:50 2nd Period
16:00 16:50 3rd Period
Option 2B: Language & part-time internship
8:30 12:30 Internship
Lunch
14:00 14:50 1st Period
15:00 15:50 2nd Period
16:00 16:50 3rd Period

Here are seven quick things I need to mention and if you have any questions, please ask.

1. Make sure you buy some travel insurance because you never know what can happen.

2. Please bring formal and informal clothes for various events you will be invited to.

3. Please bring some pictures or things from where you are from for a show & tell for the students at the school. This is just for people doing the Education internship.

4. You don't have to do this but we highly recommend it. You will make some very good friends while you are here so it might be a good idea to bring some small presents for your favorite teachers, friends, etc.

5. Print off your contract to show at the airport so you don’t have any problems entering the country!!!

6. Please bring some Japanese yen as it might be too late to exchange money when you arrive.

7. We do not start paying for your housing until your program starts so you will need to pay for any additional housing that is required – for example, arriving a few days earlier or leaving a few days later. Of course, we can help you find a very inexpensive place to stay so please tell us if you would like our help setting up your pre or post-program housing.