Asia-Related Summer Opportunities
Looking for a great way to spend your summer in Minnesota or abroad?
Check out these opportunities:
- SJU hosts ESL camps for Japanese high school students every summer. If you've studied Japanese or visited Japan, you can apply to work as a camp counselor. Contact Prof. David Bennetts for more information.
- Concordia Language Villages offers summer language programs for American children ages 8-18, and needs college-age staff members to teach Chinese, Japanese, and Korean.
- Volunteer opportunites are available with camps that focus on Asian culture. Visit Korean Culture Camp and Kamp Kimchee to learn more.
- Consider an internship with the Japan-America Society of Minnesota. This summer, SJU senior Andy Morris worked there as an intern.
- Every summer, the Japan-America Student Conference meets in the U.S. or Japan (alternating years) and discusses a number of issues important to American and Japanese college and graduate students. It's a great opportunity to meet other students interested in Asia and do some traveling, either at home or abroad! A Korea-America Student Conference based on the Japanese model was launched in the summer of 2008. Visit the International Student Conferences site for more information.
- The University of Wisconsin (Madison) hosts the South Asia Summer Language Institute (SASLI), which offers intensive courses in South Asian languages over the summer. Fifteen different languages are offered, from Hindi and Sanskrit to Marathi and Telugu. Visit the SASLI site to see the complete list or for more information.
- The China Society of Education Training Center (CSETC) is offering a number of paid internships to teach English in Beijing, China, for six- or ten-month periods, starting in July or February. The program focuses on teaching conversational English to Chinese students mainly in Beijing and occasionally, via the CSE membership, in the public schools in the Beijing area. A flyer with more information on the program is available here. To apply, please use this form.
For over fifty years, the East-West Center (EWC) has served the United States and Asia Pacific region through cooperative education, research and dialogue. Student fellows participate in educational and research activities while residing at the East-West Center and simultaneously pursue degree study at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa.