International Business Seminars

International Business Seminars - Summer Japan Seminar + Internship

Summer Japan Seminar + Internship

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Dates: July 2 to August 13, 2021
Locations: Experience Tokyo, Kyoto & Osaka, Japan in 42 days!


The Summer Japan Seminar is packed with incredible opportunities for both undergraduate and graduate students looking to expand their international business education outside of the traditional classroom. While traveling abroad, students will learn about Japanese culture, history, customs, politics, and international business practices. Most importantly, students will observe how these business practices are different from the United States.

Seminar Highlights:

Destinations:

  • Stay in hotels with front-lobby security during the seminar and student apartments during the internship.
  • Visit Tokyo, Kyoto & Osaka, Japan.
  • Experience cultural activities, free time to explore, and a variety of outdoor excursions.
  • Participate in city tours to see the most well-known attractions, including the Meiji Shrine, Harajuku, Kiyomizu Temple, and more.
  • Special excursion to Mt. Fuji.
  • Tokyo Olympics 2021! Explore Japan as they prepare to host the re-scheduled Olympics Games.

The Experience:
In today’s competitive job market, it is difficult to distinguish your resume from your competition. In addition to meeting educational requirements, you need to have the ‘right’ set of skills and qualities to stand out during an application process. Through an International Business Seminar + Internship Program, you will develop a skill set that employers value, such as:

  • The ability to understand and consider multiple perspectives
  • Strong communication skills
  • Critical and comparative thinking skills
  • Cultural competence
  • Problem-solving abilities
  • Patience and flexibility
  • A first-hand understanding of international policies, business practices, and cultures

About Seminar + Internship:
What truly sets IBS’ Internships apart, is the range of preparation and experiences that participants will receive prior to the beginning of their company placement. Our programs are designed to bridge the gap between the classroom and real-life international business experiences in an accessible way. IBS Seminar + Internship programs utilize our vast network and experience to provide an opportunity for interns to:

  • Network with business executives from global companies in a variety of industries.
  • Experience some of the world’s most important cultural and historical sites.
  • Exhibit leadership skills.
  • Earn university credit while gaining a competitive advantage for their career.
  • Have a meaningful and transformational internship program.

What’s Included:
IBS programs are planned to make sure you have the essentials and support needed to intern successfully in a foreign country.

  • Pre-departure advisement
  • Full Seminar experience
  • Experienced and dedicated US faculty leaders to provide guidance, insight, and direction
  • Accommodations throughout program
  • All program travel
  • Individualized placement in local company
  • Welcome and farewell dinners and some lunches
  • Intern-only excursions
  • 24-hour emergency support

Why Seminar + Intern:

  • Strong academic focus
  • Develop career skills
  • Meet with global companies and learn about their response to COVID-19
  • Discuss global supply chain interruptions, the extreme shifts in the global market, and the implications of working in a variety of industries
  • Join the global conversation and gain new perspectives
  • Add international collaboration and cultural competency to your resume
  • Demonstrate your creativity and adaptability to future employers by participating in a global internship program
  • Access a global network of aspiring young leaders

Screening:
The IBS Seminar + Internship is exceptionally selective and competitive. Students will be rigorously screened for individual overseas placement.

  • Oral interview
  • Writing sample
  • 2.5 GPA minimum
  • Recommendation letter
  • Language evaluation (for placement)
  • All academic requirements of the Seminar

Itinerary:

DATETIMEACTIVITYMODULE
FRI
July 2
Depart USAAirplane
SAT
July 3
Arrive Tokyo and transfer to hotel
Intern Welcome Dinner and Program Orientation
Tokyo
SUN
July 4
Introduction to Japan Programming Day I
• General cultural introduction
• Business cultural introduction
Tokyo
MON
July 5
Introduction to Japan Programming Day II
• Japanese language lessons
• Critical Issues in Japan
Tokyo
TUE
July 6


9:00 AM
Day trip to Mt. Fuji

Transfer by private coach to Lake Kawaguchi
Lake Kawaguchi – Picturesque lake at the base of Fuji
Itchiku Kubota Art Museum – Japanese silk kimono exhibit
Mt Fuji Panoramic Ropeway – 360-degree views of the area
Independent lunch
Japanese Hot Springs (optional)
Chureito Pagoda – Iconic pagoda facing Mt. Fuji
Tokyo
WED
July 7
Free day to Enjoy TokyoTokyo
THU
July 8



PM

PM
Seminar Internship Begins


Seminar Students arrive in Tokyo and transfer to the Hotel

Welcome Dinner and Program Orientation
Tokyo
FRI
July 9
AM


PM
U.S Embassy Commercial Briefing – Increasing US Global Exports to Japan & Maintaining Trade Relations

Amazon Japan – eCommerce & Cloud Computing
Tokyo
SAT
July 10
AM
Classic Tokyo Half Day Tour of the Meiji Shrine & HarajukuTokyo
SUN
July 11
AM
Free day to Explore Tokyo

Tokyo
MON
July 12
AM

PM
Nissan Factory Tour – Automobile Manufacturing

Kirin Brewery Tour – Logistics & Operations
Tokyo
TUE
July 13
AM



PM

PM
Transfer to Tokyo Railway Station

Bullet Train to Kyoto

Arrive at Kyoto Railway Station

Higashiyama Walking Tour of the Kiyomizu Temple & Yasaka Shrine
Kyoto
WED
July 14
AM

PM
Nintendo – Gaming & Innovation

Rohm Semiconductor – Cutting-Edge Technology
Kyoto
THU
July 15
AM

PM
Kawasaki Heavy Industries – Rolling Stock Heavy Manufacturing

Panasonic – Electronics
Kyoto
FRI
July 16
AM



PM
Travel to Hiroshima by Bullet Train

Hiroshima Peace Museum – UNESCO World Heritage Site

Ferry to Miyajima – UNESCO World Heritage Site
Kyoto
SAT
July 17
Free Day to Enjoy Kyoto and Explore Gion FestivalKyoto
SUN
July 18
AM


PM
Hozugawa River Cruise to Arashiyama
Bamboo forest, historic bridges, iconic temples and monkey park

Shabu Shabu Farewell Dinner and Wrap-Up Session
Kyoto
MON
July 19


Morning


Afternoon
Company Internship Begins

Say goodbye to seminar students
Travel to Osaka and move into long-term housing
Cohort Group Lunch (1)
Students test run to internship placement
Short orientation to area around apartment
Osaka
TUE
July 20
Internship (1)Osaka
WED
July 21
Internship (2)Osaka
THU
July 22
Sea Day National Holiday
Optional: Day Trip to Shirohama Beach Wakayama
Osaka
FRI
July 23
Sports Day National Holiday
(Tokyo Olympics Opening Ceremony)
Osaka
SAT
July 24
Weekend (Free)Osaka
SUN
July 25
Weekend (Free)Osaka
MON
July 26
Internship (3)Osaka
TUE
July 27
Internship (4)Osaka
WED
July 28
Internship (5)
Cohort Debrief Lunch (2)
Debrief concepts learned from internships
Osaka
THU
July 29
Internship (6)Osaka
FRI
July 30
Internship (7)Osaka
SAT
July 31
Weekend (Free)Osaka
SUN
August 1
Weekend (Free)Osaka
MON
August 2
Internship (8)Osaka
TUE
August 3
Internship (9)Osaka
WED
August 4
Internship (10)
Cohort Debrief Lunch (3)
Debrief concepts learned from internships
Osaka
THU
August 5
Internship (11)Osaka
FRI
August 6
Internship (12)Osaka
SAT
August 7
Weekend (Free)Osaka
SUN
August 8
Weekend (Free)
Mountain Day National Holiday
(Tokyo Olympics Closing Ceremony)
Osaka
MON
August 9
Internship (13)Osaka
TUE
August 10
Internship (14)Osaka
WED
August 11
Internship (15)Osaka
THU
August 12
Internship (16)Osaka
FRI
August 13
Day Trip to Universal Studios Japan
Intern Farewell Dinner
Osaka
SAT
August 14
Departures to USA
Arrive USA
Airplane

*Itinerary subject to change 

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