This internship has not been updated for 2021. If we receive confirmation and final information for 2021 from the company, we will post it here. 2020 information below for reference.

Baiko Gakuin University is a private Christian university with a little over 1300 students located in Shimonoseki, on the westernmost tip of the main Island of Japan. Since early 2019, faculty no longer have their own offices and instead work together with staff in an open area on the first floor of the three story building called “CROSSLIGHT,” which was designed as a student-friendly environment.

Job Description and Responsibilities (one position available)
•    Class Assistance to Faculty members with the Department of Humanities: Facilitation in English speaking and writing classes under faculty supervision (roughly 4 45-minute classes a week) and assisting in cross-cultural understanding classes under faculty supervision once a week, etc.
•    Chapel talk: A 15-minute introduction of yourself and the area where you live.
•    Assistance to the International Department staff with program orientation and document preparation: Assistance with Powerpoint presentation preparation for the Canadian leadership trip, Australia study abroad program, and other tours. Also document review such as participants’ passports for airline reservations, partner universities and other routine works. Most of the tour programs leave for their destinations in mid-August through early September.

Work Hours
8 hours per day, 5 days per week [08:30 – 17:20, one hour lunch break included]

Homestay with two meals a day
Note: Commuting expenses between host family and campus are on your own (included in Education Abroad budget).

Eligibility Requirements
•    Must have completed a minimum of 30 credit hours by start of internship.
•    Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50.
•    An interest in Education and Travel.

Baiko Gakuin University is located in Shimonoseki, which is located on the southern tip of Honshu and a major fishing port famous for its fugu (blowfish) and an important ferry terminal for boats to Pusan in South Korea and to Kyushu. Shimonoseki has been the scene of many  turning points in Japan from a historical perspective, such as the decisive sea Battle of Dan-no-ura in 1185, which resulted in a victory for the Genji over the Heike clan and paved the way for the establishment of the Kamakura shogunate, the beginning of the Samurai era. A young emperor who was with the Heike clan passed away in the battle and is now enshrined at Akama Jingu Shrine.