Summer Internships in Japan - On Site

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Business and Communication Internships in Japan


Participants will live in guest houses that accommodate anywhere from 3 to 30 tenants. On average there will be 6-8 tenants in a house. Approximately fifty percent of the tenants in each house are Japanese while the other 50% are international students and interns. Each student will have a private room (bedding included) and will share a bathroom and kitchen. In some cases a Skype screening may be required with the housing provider.

Participants should be open to all types of accommodation, as housing placements are based on a number of factors such as availability, program length, cost, number of participants and proximity to the internship site. Specific details about accommodations and local transportation to and from internship site will be provided within the month prior to departure.

UC Davis reserves the right to change the accommodation location. Should this be necessary, we will arrange alternative lodging. Please note that elevators, air conditioners and other modern conveniences may not be available in all locations.


A welcome dinner is included in the program cost. All other meals are not included in the program cost and are the responsibility of the participant. 

Excursions and Day Trips

Two organized excursions and two international networking parties are included. Possible excursions may include:

  • Visit of Asakusa
  • Visit of Tokyo Sky tree
  • Visit of Yokohama
  • Visit of Mount Fuji
  • Visit of Nikko
  • Cruise on the lake around Mount Fuji
  • Visit of Tokyo opera and city hall
  • Visit of Meiji shrine in the center of Tokyo with a cultural walking seminar
  • Visit of Shibuya / Harajuku for general shopping and kawaii experience

Study Abroad Advisory of Student Risk

Participation in this UC Davis Study Abroad program requires travel to and extended living in a foreign location(s) abroad. UC Davis Study Abroad endeavors to reduce and mitigate risk wherever possible.  However, the environments and risks associated with living in these locations are substantially different than those found during a regular course of study at UC Davis. All participants must download and review the following information prior to departure. Any questions should be directed to the Program Coordinator.

Study Abroad General Risk Advisory

Program Specific Risk Advisories (PDF)

About Japan

Lonely Planet Japan:

"Japan is richly endowed with natural beauty of mountains, trees, rivers, lakes and seas. It is also known as one of the most developed countries in the world for its industries, cutting edge technology, modern fashion, and entertainment and animation. At the same time, Japan is a treasury of traditional culture, architecture, arts, with 11 World Heritage sites. Food is one of the great pleasures of traveling in Japan: from its own culinary history as well as making international cuisines distinctly their own. Japan is a very safe country to visit and for ease of travel with advanced international telecommunication, and an extensive transportation network. When you are seeking for information in a town, you will find little difficulty finding someone to help you in English. Some people may not be fluent, or may be shy at first, but you will soon notice people’s friendliness and willingness to communicate." - Edited from an article from JNTO, Why Visit Japan?

Currency: Japanese Yen (JPY)

Language Spoken: Japanese

Weather and Climate

June and July fall in the rainy season and, on average, lows will be in the low 70s and highs will be in the 80s.

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