Camp USA, Teaching English in Japan Summer Camp
Internship as a Counselor
Open to all majors. Approximate dates: July 6, 2014 - August 25, 2014
UW-Whitewater in cooperation with the Guy Healy, CAMP USA, organization will offer UWW students an opportunity to work as a counselor in Japan at an English-language camp. Selected students can earn 3 to 6 internship credits (Internship in Japanese Culture, ASIAN STUD 493). Students must complete pre-departure class work at UW-Whitewater, write a short paper, and have a debriefing interview after they return. Students will receive five days of training in Japan, and will be assigned to campus counselor teams (typically 20 American and 3 Japanese counselors). Teams work at camp locations around Japan with groups of elementary through high school students in intense 2-3 days sessions (24 hours a-day). The counselors eat, sleep, shower, and engage/teach the Japanese students in English. After 3-5 such English-only sessions with different Japanese student groups, the counselors go to a home stay with a Japanese family for a few days. This cycle of camp sessions and a home stay is repeated several times. Ideal counselors will have experience working with children in a camp-like atmosphere.
BENEFITS: In addition to UWW credits, UW-W students receive RT air travel to Japan, in-country transportation, and all meals and lodging. They will learn about Japanese cultural practices, patterns of social interaction, and aspects of Japanese society first hand.
COST: You pay for UW-Whitewater tuition for up to six undergraduate credits, pay $150 fee to Guy Healy, and UWW Center for Global Education fees (est. $150) and required UW-System overseas medical insurance ($35).
MINIMUM REQUIRMENTS: Sophomore standing, minimum overall GPA of 2.5, completion of either one semester of Japanese language study or one semester of Cross Cultural Communication, successful Guy Healy application and interview by UW-W internship supervisors, approval by UW-W Center for Global Education, approval by Guy Healy organization. NOTE: Prior knowledge of the Japanese language is not a requirement but it is highly recommended.
DEADLINE: December 6, 2013.
You must complete two applications:
- The online UW-W Camp USA application
- General UW-Whitewater application
Application process: Dan Colleran, Center for Global Education, email@example.com
General information: Larry Neuman, Asian Studies Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org
Guy Healy CAMP USA: http://www.guyhealyjapan.com/sub/