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As a country with a seemingly endless amount of activities and festivals on offer year-round, there really isn’t a dull moment. Japan, while not especially large, is surprisingly vast. The opportunities to travel and explore the country are almost boundless, with a transport network to rival any in the world. Tokyo rush hour, or the bullet train – it all runs like clockwork.

  • Placement length: Full & Shorter
  • Programmes: Teaching
  • Volunteers Aged 18 – 25

Project Trust has placements in schools right across Japan, in both urban and rural settings. You can be placed in the centre of Tokyo’s skyscrapers or amongst the temples of Kyoto or in Toya on Hokkaido. The schools differ from project to project, with a common focus of teaching English.

TESOL Kindergarten

Teaching English in Kindergarden involves teaching ages 3-6. You will support the students to develop the building blocks of English Language.

Primary school teaching will involve creating English lessons for 6-12 year olds. You will need to use imagination and creativity to make lessons engaging and fun.

Volunteers will need to plan and deliver English classes to students aged 12-16 .

Snowy winters in Hokkaido make the subtropical islands of Okinawa seem worlds away, especially when you have been invited to hit the ski slopes! Conversely, summer in Japan envelopes much of the country in warmth and humidity, offering an ideal climate for outdoor pursuits such as hiking. This season also brings a great number of festivals, set amidst lush outdoor gardens, inviting exploration and celebration alike.