Opportunities for Cambridge students

Opportunities through Pembroke College

Japanese Language and Japan Studies Programme (JLSP) at Nihon University in Japan

Graduating and Graduate Students from Cambridge University have a unique opportunity to spend three months immersed in Japanese language and culture. Tuition fees are waived by Nihon University for the three successful applicants for the autumn term (12 September-4 December 2017), and the three for the spring session (10 January-29 March 2018). The programme includes intensive Japanese language tuition and in addition courses designed to explore Japanese society and culture taught in English. The programme also includes social events and field trips to broaden the experience of the country and its culture.

Participants will need to cover:

  • Accommodation (approx. £135/month) – single room with breakfast and dinner
  • Living costs and personal expenditure (approx. £400/month)
  • Commuter pass (approx. £70/month)
  • Flights to and from Japan

The International Programmes Department at Pembroke College is unfortunately unable to provide bursaries for these costs, but students may well find that their own colleges have bursary funding for such purposes.

For further information about the programme please see the Nihon JLSP web pages, and to apply please complete application Form A and Form B.  Completed Forms A and B should be sent by e-mail to Mrs Lyndy Hilton, and the subject line should read ‘JLSP application’. Please also include your CV with details of your career at Cambridge, any background you may have in language acquisition and an explanation why you are interested in the programme and how it fits into your career plans.

The application deadline is 7 February 2017, and interviews for shortlisted candidates will take place on 14 February 2017.

 

Konan Internship in Japan

Applications are invited from Pembroke undergraduates in their first, second or penultimate year of study* for an internship based at Konan elementary school, near Kobe, in the Kansai area of Japan in the summer 2017. The successful candidates will participate in a two-week teaching internship at Konan School from 25 June to 7 July 2017 inclusive and will then have the opportunity to use a £500 award for the purposes of independent travelling within Japan (NB normal conditions pertaining to College travel scholarships will apply to this award).  The terms of the internship provide for all travel and accommodation costs relating to the internship, including a return flight to the Kansai area.

Candidates may apply by submitting a CV and a short statement (ideally no more than one side of A4) outlining what they could contribute to the internship and how they would intend to use the travel scholarship. The key selection criteria will be an interest in working with children and an interest in Japanese culture.  Applications should be sent by e-mail to Mrs Lyndy Hilton, and the subject line should read ‘Konan internship application’.

The application deadline is 5pm on Tuesday, 7 February 2017, and interviews for shortlisted candidates will take place on 20 February 2017.

*NB The timing of this internship makes it unsuitable for those undergraduates intending to graduate in 2017.

 

Other opportunities around the world

Live, Learn and Intern in China (LLIC), through the University of Hong Kong

The LLIC programme consists of a 1-week introductory course in Hong Kong, and a subsequent 9-week internship placement in China. The purpose of the programme is to provide opportunities for students to experience working in Asia, to increase their understanding of Chinese society and to extend their professional and personal network in Hong Kong and China. The programme is open to both overseas participant and to HKU students, and is funded by the Victor and William Fung Foundation.

Apart from gaining experience in different industries through internship, the aim is also that HKU students will also benefit from working alongside overseas participants from top-tier universities. Companies participating in this programme range from small to medium enterprises, in varying industries from finance/accounting and non-profit to design and commercial companies.

Applications should be made through the University of Hong Kong by 23 January 2017, and more information can be found on the LLIC web pages.

 

Crimson Summer Exchange, through the University of Hong Kong

The Crimson Summer Exchange is a cross-cultural education programme that brings together western university students (known as Fellows in the Programme) and HKU students with local and Mainland China secondary school students in a learning environment. Supported by undergraduate students from leading universities in the US and UK, as well as HKU, the aim is to promote cultural exchange and intellectual sharing using English as medium of instruction in the programme.

Applications should be made through the University of Hong Kong by 31 January 2017, and more information can be found on the CSE web pages.

 

Summer Study

For more information on the following summer study opportunities please visit the websites below, and note that students interested in attending one of these opportunities will need to apply directly through the relevant institution.

American University of Beirut Summer Arabic Program

Chinese University of Hong Kong International Summer School

University of Kong Kong Summer Institute

 

Volunteer Work

Volunteer in Latin America through VE Global