Komatsu Summer School 2018

KSS is a one-week bilingual liberal arts program held in Ishikawa, Japan, that aims to provide Japanese high schoolers with opportunities to broaden their horizons through activities and dialogue. During the week, participants will engage in activities and events such as seminars, in which foreign college students teach academic courses in English, and a forum, in which several professionals from different fields give talks and interact with the high school students.

Preparations for KSS will mostly be done online, so those who live outside of Japan are also welcome to apply.

Open Position

Seminar Leader (SL)

Key Responsibilities

Design and teach an 5-day English academic, liberal arts-style “seminar”
Actively engage with a group of five students called a “house” outside of class at cultural and social events as well as meals. There will be several activities and workshops after the seminars every day during the week.
As mentors and role models, ideal candidates will listen to the high school students and help them with their struggles.

Requirements and Qualifications

At least one year of Japanese language study or the equivalent.
Although Komatsu Summer School is a bilingual program, not all Japanese high school student participants are fluent in both languages: their English proficiency varies as we do not require English fluency as part of the application process.
Fluency or near fluency in English.
Enrollment in a college or university. Applications from graduate students are also welcome.
Passion about liberal arts education, and the ability to work with a team.
Each seminar leader designs and teaches their seminar with a bilingual Japanese university student called “house leader.”
Passion and time to work as a seminar leader starting from April.
All seminar leaders are required to participate in a preparation camp (合宿/gasshuku) that will be held from August 1st to 2nd in Japan as well as the summer school in Komatsu (August 3rd- 9th).
Working or teaching experience is not required.

Fee and Expenses

None. Lodging and expenses will be covered. However, airfare to/from Japan will not be covered.

The Number of People Recruited

12 seminar leaders

Application Process

Complete online application by March 18th. Conduct interviews between March 19th and 31st Receive results by April 2nd

For Further Information

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us: (Kei Kato)