work and internship opportunities​​​

​​留学 & インターンシップ


We strongly encourage you to consider study abroad/internship as part of your Japanese program experience.  For many students, study abroad/internship is a life-changing experience.


We have a wide variety of programs for students with different needs and objectives.  You will select appropriate programs through consultation with faculty members.


Many of our students go to Japan twice: through a short summer program and a longer study abroad/internship program.  Your learning is certainly not limited to a classroom in Findlay!


For more information on different programs, please click the name of the program on the left-hand column. 


Daito Bunka University Program (1 semester or 1 year)

  • One semester or one year
  • Depending on their level of proficiency, students can take regular Daito Bunka University courses together with Japanese students.
  • Several field trips will be organized by Daito Bunka University (e.g., Kamakura).
  • Participating students will register as a full-time students at UF.  They will not have to pay tuition and fees at Daito Bunka University.  (They will be responsible for living expenses.  Living expenses are usually similar to what students would spend in Findlay.)

Hop-Step-Jump Language School Internship​

We have a close working relationship with the Hop-Step-Jump Language School in Gifu prefecture.  In addition to the internship, we do other cultural activities and home-stay projects together.
  • As of 2009, two of our graduates are teaching full-time at the Hop-Step-Jump Language School. 
  • Students are encouraged to pursue this internship during the spring semester of the senior year.

KAKE and TAKAHASHI Educational Institution

The KAKE Group is an educational institution in Japan.  They run five universities, one junior college, high schools, junior high schools, elementary schools, a kindergarten and vocational schools. 

The KAKE Group is comprised of two educational institutions: KAKE and TAKAHASHI Educational Institutions.  The University of Findlay is affiliated with them and we participate in joint projects.

One of the project is a reciprocal three-week study tour. 
  • UF-KAKE Bridge Program
We send our students, faculty and staff to Japan for three weeks through this program every year.  UF students, faculty and staff will be responsible only for their airfare and personal expenses.  Once you land in Japan, everything will be paid by the KAKE Group.
For an application form, please contact Cathy Donovan, administrative assistant of Department of Language and Culture (419-434-4711, donovan@findlay.edu).
  • UF-KAKE Ambassador Program
The University of Findlay will host KAKE students for three weeks in August and September every year.  Our students will work with the KAKE students during their stay.

Naomi English Language School Internship

We have a close working relationship with Naomi English School.  We send our students to Yatsushiro, Kumamoto Prefecture for internships.  We also host their students in Findlay.
  • One semester program (September - December/January)
  • Teach English to Japanese children and adults.
  • Receive stipend to cover living expenses.
  • Ms. Naomi Yonemoto, director, of Naomi English School is a graduate from our Graduate TESOL program.  She also taught in our Japanese program and knows our curriculum well.

University of Fukui Program​ (1 semester or 1 year)

  • One semester or one year
  • Depending on their level of proficiency, students can take regular University of Fukui courses with Japanese students.
  • There will be special cultural activities organized by the University of Fukui.
  • Participating students will register as full-time students at UF.  They will not have to pay tuition and fees at University of Fukui.  (They will be responsible for living expenses.  Living expenses are usually similar to what students would spend in Findlay.)​ 


If you are interested in these programs, please contact Dr. Kawamura (419-434-4619, kawamura@findlay.edu).​