Be The Change: learn Japanese, intern and travel

Location: Japan: Hokkaido, Sapporo

Term: Throughout the year

Program Duration: 3-6 Months, 9-12 Weeks

Dates: Year Round

Marumi House 2, 2-16, Kita 34, Higashi 8 Chome, Higashi Ward Sapporo, Hokkaido 007-0834 Japan

Call Us

Phone: +81-11-557-2926


Be The Change (BTC) is a Japanese language and personal development program for 18-29 year olds looking to discover a career they love whilst traveling in the north of Japan.

Our unique 12-week program combines language study, cultural experiences, travel and adventure activities and an internship/community volunteering option.

Live in a vibrant, international community, work towards personal goals, experience challenge, and discover yourself and your career.

Stage 1: Weeks 1-6
Weekly Japanese language classes in groups of less than 10 | Community-living | Entrepreneurship & cultural workshops | Cultural experiences | Activities and travel

Stage 2: Weeks 7-12
Internship/Community Volunteer Placement | Final week for review and reflection | Real-life chances to use your Japanese | Mentorship support | Personal development

Intern Types
  • Education
  • Development
  • Sustainable Development
  • Tourism
  • Japanese

Languages Used as a Medium of Teaching
  • English
  • Japanese

Cost in US$:


Cost Includes:

Cost Include Description:

Program Transport
Japanese Lessons
Some meals

Credit Available


This Program is open to

Worldwide Participant.

Typical Living Arrangements
  • Group living
  • Guest House
  • Dormitory

Application Process Involves
  • Phone/Video Interview
  • Resume
Year Founded