Meiji Academy - Japanese Language, Culture and Internships
Meiji Academy - Japanese Language, Culture and Internships Programs
Meiji Academy - Japanese Language, Culture and Internships Reviews
Fresh Autumn Days with a Hot Internship!
Submitted by Scott Wilson - University of Texas | May 13, 2018
I did my internship in a hot spring/hotel resort on the outside of Fukuoka City. I was so lucky enjoying the best of both worlds, relaxing countryside with unlimited hot spring baths (almost daily!!) and weekend parties in downtown Fukuoka. Too bad my three months internship was so quick over.
One thing I wanna stress out is, make sure to see Kyushu's countryside. It's beautiful and the locals are so friendly and eager making friends with you. If there wouldn't be the language barrier.
Anyway my Japanese got better after three months... Meiji bring me back to Kyushu!!!
Marketing Intern in Fukuoka
Submitted by Janina Rosenberg - University of Amsterdam | May 11, 2018
Working as a marketing intern for a large advertisement agency in Fukuoka was just simply mind-blowing! As this was my first time in Asia and my first internship abroad, I quickly began to see my personal strengths and weaknesses. The most struggling thing was the language barrier in Japan. But I was really happy that Meiji Academy put a lot of effort in communicating and structuring my internship before. They spoke with my company and even organized one to one sessions where I had the chance to discuss and talk my personal development while I was still an intern there.
Japanese people are really lovely and I have to say that I regret that I only did a short crash course of two weeks Japanese business at Meiji. I highly recommend everybody to either study some basic Japanese phrases or include at least four weeks Japanese language studies in Japan before starting an internship :)
Meiji Academy for everything ありがとうございました！<3
The best language school ever!!!
Submitted by Hans - Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich | April 27, 2018
I was doing the Standard Course with additional private classes for six weeks this Spring. I have to say I learnt in this short period more than I have done in my half year Japanese studies before. The teachers are really capable and insist to talk Japanese during the classes all time. The other really good points their teaching method are their small classes sizes (2-5 people), strong focus on conversational Japanese and role-plays outside of the classroom. Yes! You heard right!! We went outside of the classroom once or twice a week to practice real life situations:
- Interviewing locals in the park or pubic places their recommendations of local foods, rstaurants and hobbies
- Buying things at convenient and drug stores
- Asking for directions at subway and train stations
- Ordering Sushi and other yummy food at restaurants
I have to admit, I was quite shy at the beginning, but I really learned so much from this new learning approach.
P.S.: Make sure to join their free language exchange events with local high school and university students! Helped my Japanese speaking a lot!!!^_^
Lovely sunny city in South Japan
Submitted by Mary Anderson - SOAS University of London | April 24, 2018
I took the standard Japanese course for five weeks and I can say that my Japanese improved from literally zero to a decent conversational level. I still have a lot of difficulties to talk Japanese (obviously I have only studied five weeks so far…) but my overall understanding of conversational Japanese is pretty good.
Some notes this great city…
Before coming to Fukuoka, I haven’t really heard of the city. Now I realize how underrepresented this lovely cozy city is. Beautiful beaches, great nightlife, abundance of events, and the food…really craving for a bowl of Toncoutsu-Ramen! I really miss the cute little cafes and of course this LINE café in downtown Tenjin ☺
My law internship
Submitted by Marie Roux - UPMC - University Pierre and Marie CURIE | April 23, 2018
I have never thought it is possible to do a law internship in Japan. It always felt to me like being one of the industries, which is difficult to enter especially the language barrier, seemed a big obstacle. However Meiji Academy undertook a lot of effort to find me an internship related to patents and copyright infringements.
My main duties were focused on translation of documents, dealing with foreign customer enquiries, attending and setting up client meetings in advance. Experiencing how contract negotiations are done in Japan from first hand was an invaluable experience. I am really thankful for making this great internship possible. Merci and Arigatoo Gozaimasu Meiji!!!