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Zentern - Amazing Internships Japan

How about starting your career in the Land of the Rising Sun? Have business meetings in big cities like Tokyo or Osaka, eat your sushi lunch under the sakura (cherry) trees...

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Overall Rating

9 / 10

  • Internship Placement

    9

  • Program Administration

    9

  • Living Situation

    6

  • Work Environment

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Social Life

    9

Exciting intercultural exchange

Working with Zentern was wonderful. The main coordinator, Noa Aziz, was friendly, flexible, and fun at every turn. I was looking for a summer internship that would allow me to really learn about the culture of Japan, and due to my lack of Japanese language knowledge, I ended up interning for a small English school in Tokyo. I loved working with the kids and my supervisor was excellent, offering me tips and cultural tidbits all the time. Having worked a number of office jobs in the past, having more interpersonal work was refreshing. The field trips Zentern organized were also stellar, ranging from downtown walks in Shibuya to historical tours of Kamakura.
Ultimately, the best part of interning abroad is immersing yourself fully in a location. Explore nonstop - that's what I did for 7 weeks, and I'll never regret it. Japan is brimming with history, boasts one of the safest environments in the world, and has a unique way of life worth experiencing firsthand. The intercultural experience is really priceless.
The only thing that could have made this internship better was having more Japanese language knowledge on my part. It's perfectly possible to get by without knowing a word of Japanese, but so many more opportunities open up when you do!

Program: Zentern - Amazing Internships Japan

Overall Rating

9 / 10

  • Internship Placement

    9

  • Program Administration

    9

  • Living Situation

    8

  • Work Environment

    9

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Social Life

    10

New experience in Tokyo

I decided to come to Japan to expand my curriculum vitae, restricted to Europe and the Middle East.
I needed help, because I don’t speak the language and I didn’t know Japan at all, so what I needed was a contact in Tokyo that it could arrange my internship in a short time; so I decided to lean on “Zentern” to look into the Japanese labor market and to have a firsthand look to Japan economics, politics and culture. My choice has been truly fitting!
The staff (Noa in the specific) is extremely qualified, knowledgeable and always available, especially for those who like me do not speak the language at all and never been to Japan before.
I did not have any problems with both the internship and with the city, mainly thanks to Noa.
Work has been fruitful and has helped me build solid skills that I can use in the future.
Undoubtedly my experience in Tokyo has been positive in all possible ways, I feel like advising anyone interested in doing a work experience in this city to contact “Zentern”.
You will not be disappointed.

Program: Zentern - Amazing Internships Japan

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Internship Placement

    9

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Work Environment

    9

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Social Life

    10

The richest 4 months of my life!

In a very short period of time, Zentern allowed me to get a computer science internship in a brand news Japanese startup! This signed the beginning of my very first time going and living in Tokyo! I already knew that going to Japan would be great. However, I didn't expect such a fantastic journey over there!

Once here, I enjoyed many many things such as learning how Japanese people work , how they celebrate various work-related events (hanami too!), when and why one can use Japanese greetings ( おつかれさまです、行ってきます,行ってらしゃい!) and a lot more.
Oh! And I think that the staff @ Zentern is just pure gold. They set up events and guide us through nice places that can be hard to find or fully enjoy on our own. They also really care about us (how we feel, how is the integration and such) as well as making sure we have everything we need. In my opinion, people at Zentern are really cool, chill and nice. Oh, and classy too :).
I am really grateful to Zentern for the huge opportunity they enabled me to seize and that happened to be one of the richest experience in my life.
In overall, I am really delighted that I did obtain what I wanted the more, which is: discovering a rich diversity of foods and social behaviors as well as lovely places & people!

Program: Zentern - Amazing Internships Japan

Overall Rating

9 / 10

  • Internship Placement

    7

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Work Environment

    9

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Social Life

    7

Amazing experience

Interning in Japan was one of the best experiences I've ever had. From start to finish the Zentern program was incredibly supportive and eased the process of interning in a foreign country. The program offered constructive resume and interview tips and feedback along with ensuring you an internship placement and helping you find accommodations if needed. Not only that but the program holds events and day trips so you can meet other interns and network, but more importantly just have fun!

Interning in Japan is an amazing experience, and is an opportunity for anyone looking to try something new. Even if you don't know fluent Japanese and don't plan on living in Japan, it will be a memorable experience and surely enhance your resume. Moreover, just living in Tokyo is an experience in and of itself. There is so much to do and see in the city and its nearby surroundings.

Overall, I would highly recommend this program. It's a great experience for anyone.

Program: Zentern - Amazing Internships Japan

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Internship Placement

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Work Environment

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Social Life

    10

An amazing three months!

Zentern provided excellent service from start to finish! From the first skype consultation, I knew I was in good hands with Noa. Zentern provided my internship placement, housing placement, and all kinds of advice during my three months. I was able to make friends with other interns who were brought in from Intern in Japan, too! Zentern holds various events through the year, such as day trips and walking tours, so there's always an opportunity to explore Tokyo with someone experienced. Tokyo is full of amazing things to do... like owl cafes! I couldn't recommend this program enough. It jump started my career out of college, and because of my experience with my internship, I even landed a full-time job in Japan!

Program: Zentern - Amazing Internships Japan

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