USA Summer Camp is an English language camp for Japanese students, kindergarten-age through college. Each summer Guy Healy, Japan, an education consulting and exchange agency based in Nagasaki and Fukuoka, Japan, recruits over 120 qualified high school and college students from the U.S. to work as "American camp counselors" (AC's) in Japan as part of the USA Summer Camp program.
The AC's stay in Japan for six to seven weeks, depending on the assignment. During this period, AC's work with Japanese students on a variety of English language skills and participate in recreation activities, have meals together and interact through a variety of social activities. When AC's are not working, they spend part of their stay with Japanese host families - the best way to get to know the Japanese culture!
STEP Positions within the Japanese Program
“STEP will offer students quality educational experiences while providing faculty and staff members with needed assistance in areas such as media services, student-faculty research, supplemental instruction, library assistance, instructional technology and academic computing support, and Web page development and maintenance.”
Japanese Translator Intern
The Japanese translator intern helps instructors of Japanese in developing bilingual Japanese cultural websites. The websites are used to help students of Japanese learn Japanese culture and society. The main task of this position is to translate Japanese texts on the websites into English.
Japanese Instructional Intern
The Japanese instructional intern assists the instructors of Japanese in developing instructional software and a website. These software and websites are used to help students in the first- through sixth-semesters of Japanese language courses learn vocabulary, kanji (Chinese characters used in the Japanese language) and conjugation patterns.
Japanese Language Conversation Hour Intern
The Japanese language conversation hour intern helps the instructors of Japanese organize and facilitate Japanese Conversation Hours.