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Keio Academy of New York

Intern

July - August 2018 • White Plains, NY

What I liked

Opportunity to practice japanese

What I wish was different

Communication between interns and staff

Advice

Have fun!
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Teaching Assistant Intern

July - August 2019 • Purchase, NY

What I liked

Everything- the people at Keio were fun and knew how to balance work and free time, and I made some really good friends during my time there. The students were also amazing to work with and it was great being able to bond with them over two weeks. Being able to lesson plan and practice my translation skills was also an important part of my experience

What I wish was different

We did not have designated jobs in the beginning so that was a little stressful, but it ended up working out great and I was able to find a system pretty quickly

Advice

Don’t be afraid to practice Japanese (especially with the students) because everyone is there to learn!
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Academic Intern

June - August 2019 • Purchase, NY

What I liked

Super friendly and international environment. It is a Japanese Academy so it was a great chance to practice my japanese with the participants and staff. I also gained a lot of education experience by creating lesson plans and teaching classes in both English and Japanese.

What I wish was different

We had to create/choose what our role would be as interns, so I just wish that process was a bit more smooth and organized.

Advice

Take time to get to know the participants, staff, and other interns. Not only will it add to your network, but you develop great friendships and relationships.
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ESL teacher and summer camp staff

July 2018 • Purchase, NY

What I liked

The camp gives students from both Japan and America a chance to experience a new culture and meet new friends in an environment most friendly and welcoming to them. It also gave us interns a chance to grow close as a team and make new friends of our own.

What I wish was different

I wish the specific jobs were explained on their program website.

Advice

There are various jobs to do on campus, not only the ones listed on the site. The job is first and foremost to make this summer camp a fun and educational cross-cultural experience for the students!
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Summer Intern

July - August 2018 • White Plains, NY

What I liked

I loved how the program was set up and that there were many opportunities to do different things each day. I also enjoyed the amount of responsibility we were given as interns.

What I wish was different

I wish that communication had been a bit better so that the program could have run a bit more smoothly.

Advice

Try to take advantage of all of the opportunities that come your way during the internship.
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