Information for term Summer Global Internship
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CIEE Global Internship programs are built for you based on your academic focus and career goals. Every CIEE location offers a wide range of internship opportunities across a diverse set of industries. Once you apply, we work directly with you to find an internship that suits your unique needs and professional goals. Learn more about our personalized placement process!
Tokyo is Asia’s largest metropolitan area with over 38 million residents and nearly 30 million additional visitors per year. Home to some of the world’s largest companies and brands, Tokyo offers students a vibrant global commercial hub with a cosmopolitan culture, world-class arts, amazing restaurants and street food, and a varied mix of small, medium, and large companies perfect for developing your professional skillset.
Learn about traditional Japanese culture
at historical sites such as Meiji-jingu shrine and Senso-ji Temple
See the latest fashion trends
in world-renowned fashion districts such as Harajuku and Ginza
Stroll through Akihabara’s Electric Town
heartland of “otaku” culture where anime, manga, video games, and electronics abound
Number of passengers passing through Shinjuku train station everyday5M
Number of restaurants in Tokyo with three Michelin stars14
Year Tokyo was ranked safest city in the world by The Economist Safe Cities Index2017
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Not only is Tokyo one of the most dynamic and modern cities in the world, but it’s also one of the world’s most popular trendsetters. From technology to fashion, cuisine to cinema, Japanese culture has traveled far and wide around the globe.
Excursions & Activities
- Take in Tokyo’s beautiful night scenery with a trip on the open-air Sky Bus
- Experience Japan’s passion for baseball at a local stadium
- Set out across the 918-m-long-single-span suspension bridge to Odaiba.
- Find inner peace in an authentic Zen garden.
- Refine your resume and interviewing skills for the local business culture
- Explore the professional working world of Tokyo through organizational site visits, industry networking events, and guest lectures
- Participate in workshops that will help you make the most of your internship
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Students will stay in shared rooms, typically two students per room, in a location accessible to CIEE Tokyo.
Meals are not included, but students can prepare meals in shared kitchens at their program housing.
Where You'll Study
Our home in Tokyo
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As a global intern in Tokyo, you’ll work in a non-paying position within a wide range of professional opportunities across a diverse set of innovative industries. Co-curricular excursions and cultural activities in and around Tokyo complement your coursework and immerse you in the history and culture of the city.
This 8-week program includes a full-time internship and an integrated academic seminar.
There are no specific language requirements for this program.
Due to the Summer 2020 Olympic Games, internship opportunities will be available in the following areas:
- Business and Communications
- Information Technology and Computer Science
- Non-profits and NGOs
We encourage students with an interest in Tokyo to apply early as the program is competitive and spots are limited for Summer 2020. Students should have relevant academic or professional experience related to the above mentioned internship fields before applying.
Students participate in an academic seminar taught in an online learning environment alongside the eight-week, full-time internship and weekly co-curricular workshops, site visits, and lectures. Participation in the integrated academic seminar and co-curriculars is mandatory for all participants.
Total credit: 6 U.S. semester/9 quarter credits
Internship: 6 U.S. semester/9 quarter credits; 30 integrated academic seminar hours, 200-240 internship placement hours
Students are expected to dress and behave professionally throughout their internship project and are subject to the agreed-upon internship protocols arranged by CIEE and the host organizations. The weekly seminar is designed to prepare students for leadership in a globally interdependent and culturally diverse workforce.
Students participate in an eight-week CIEE full-time internship and academic seminar taught in an online learning environment, complemented by a number of on-site curricular activities, such as site visits, workshops, and guest lectures. Classes, co-curricular excursions, and/or work hours may be scheduled Monday-Friday, and attendance is strictly enforced for all. To avoid falling behind, students should not plan personal travel away from the city when classes are in session.
Students will be assessed via assignments and activities related to the academic seminar, including but not limited to: online discussion forums, small group peer coaching, reflective papers, individual or group presentations, analysis of readings, an informational interview and internship work plan, and feedback from internship supervisor. Internship supervisors and students each provide written evaluations of progress towards goals.
Language of Instruction
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Note: This course listing is for informational purposes only and does not constitute a contract between CIEE and any applicant, student, institution, or other party. The courses, as described, may be subject to change as a result of ongoing curricular revisions, assignment of lecturers and teaching staff, and program development. Courses may be canceled due to insufficient enrollment.
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Scholarships & Grants
CIEE offers more than $8 million in scholarships and grants annually to help students like you make your study abroad dream a reality.
Students who apply to this program are eligible for the following scholarships and grants:
- Ping Scholarships for Academic Excellence
- Global Access Initiative (GAIN) Grants
- CIEE Gilman Go Global Grant
- MSI Grant
To be considered, submit the CIEE Scholarships & Grants application within your CIEE program application. Learn more at the Scholarships & Grants section of our website.See more scholarship info
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Dates & Fees
You get more for every dollar when you study abroad with CIEE, because our high-quality programs include everything from excursions to insurance. There are no hidden charges, and no disappointing surprises when you arrive.
Fees & Housing
|Summer 2021 8 weeks||Feb 15, 2021||May 18, 2021*||Jul 13, 2021*||
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CIEE offers the most student support of any provider in its program fee, including an airport greeting, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and CIEE iNext travel insurance with benefits.
Participation Confirmation = $300 *
Educational Costs = $4,483
Housing = $1,500
Insurance = $167Total Fees = $6,450
Students are responsible and manage costs related to travel, meals, books, and personal expenses. Below are estimates for consideration.
Meals not included in program fee = $1,050
International Airfare = $1,700 †
Local Transportation = $150
Books & Supplies = $30
Personal expenses = $1,200Total Estimated Costs = $4,130
CIEE offers the most grants and scholarships of any study abroad organization, including $8 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, institutional and MSI grants, and Gilman Go Global Grants.
This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.
Students required by their US home institution to study abroad via CIEE's School of Record will be charged a $500 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.
† Round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure
*Dates for this program are provided as tentative dates. Please consult with your study abroad advisor to confirm dates before purchasing your flights.
To help you budget, keep in mind that students are responsible for the cost of international airfare, local transportation, books and supplies, visas, and personal expenses. In addition, your college or university may charge additional fees for study abroad, or may require you to receive a transcript via CIEE's School of Record, which carries an additional fee of $500.
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CONNECT WITH YOUR COLLEGE ADVISOR ON CAMPUS
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CONTACT USSCHEDULE A CALL
All applicants are highly encouraged to speak with their CIEE Global Internship Advisor prior to the application deadline. Connect early and often. You will learn about the program, the internship placement process, and receive coaching tips on the application process and your resume.