Project Details

Code: CIEEJ1811
Start date: 21 ago 2018
End date: 30 ago 2018
Term: Workcamp (6-15 days)
Theme: EDU, LANG
Country: Japan
State: Okayama
Airport: Okayama
Minimum Age: 18
Maximum Age: 25


Last year, a very passionate university professor from Okayama University of Science launched this project together with CIEE Japan. Her vision is to give her students (many are in education major) more chance to open their eyes to the outside of the world and to use English as a tool to understand people from a variety of background. By committing deeply in a camp, students will actively involve with the training and find many positive things to become a professional teacher in their future.

Work And Activities

First half project is based on Kurashiki City and the volunteers move to Kibi Youth Outdoor Learning Center bus for camping.
- In cooperation with Japanese university students from Okayama University of Science (About 20 students), volunteers manage and plan cross cultural communication seminar& English education seminar for Japanese children (elementary school students)
※A camp leader will also be selected by the university.
- Cultural exchange with children at local high school and children center
- Cleaning and pulling weeds at youth center
- Join the event of learning Japanese culture held by Japanese students

Accommodation And Food

International academic exchange center on campus (20th August-25th August)
National KIBI Youth Outdoor Learning Center (26th August-29th August)


Okayama city is the capital city of Okayama Prefecture in the Chūgoku region of Japan. Although the accommodation is located in rural area, it is very comfortable to live as it is not as busy as other metropolitan cities. It is also accessible to Shikoku, Sanyo and Kansai area. Those for who
want to explore those areas can visit there after the project. You will be able to have experience modern Japanese culture through interaction with local people. They give a friendly welcome to you. Okayama is very safe area and really nice place to stay.


A motivation letter (more than 10 sentences long) is required. Please include your interest, motivation, experience and strength of yourself in English or Japanese.
Volunteer should bring clothes suitable for the work, shoes, hat/cap, bug protected spray, medicine for insect bites, cold and painkiller, bath towels, facial towels, toothpaste, brush, shampoo and conditioner, seasonings that represent your country (salt, garlic, paste, sauce or pepper) Prepare for presentation about your country. Also please bring some English textbooks you used in junior high school or high school of your country. A credit card may not be useless in this area. Please prepare at least 30,000 JPY if you want to go sightseeing during free-day.


English / Japanese


Facilities: Bed rooms, shower (with bath tab 20-25 Aug/large public bath 26-29 Aug), laundromat at within 10-min-walking distance (20-25 Aug), restroom. Deli at 10-min-walking distance (20-25 Aug) ,
No Free Wifi and kitchen.

Meals: Meals will be provided except for on the weekend of 25th and 26th Aug Not available for vegetarian and people who have food allergy.