Your child's internship in Japan explained.

Parents, we understand.

Your child wants to go to Japan and is ready to fly the nest.
You also had to leave your parents’ house one day to spread your wings.
Yet, back in the day you might not have thought to move across the ocean.

Nowadays, the world has become much smaller which allows your children the opportunity to live and work in Japan.
But how much do you know about Japan or our services?
If the answer is not a lot, allow us to guide you.
This page will inform you about:

– Why an internship in Japan?
-Acquired skills after an internship in Japan
– Safety of Japan
– Our support
– Parents review

Japan is one of the safest countries to send your child to. Allow us to explain why.

Why an internship in Japan?

How many people you know have worked in Japan?
Working in Japan adds
tremendous value to your child’s resume.

Pursuing a degree has become standard, but interning in Japan is something
unique and valuable.
Employees are looking for something different nowadays.
The internship in Japan will add
that spark on your child’s resume.
With this beneficial experience we see interns grow into independent, young professionals.

But that is just the tip of the iceberg.
We made a list of benefits down below.

Acquired skills after living abroad

Future Career

The internship gives a peak behind the curtains of a professional work environment. Your child will discover which area or field he/she likes to work in. With an internship in Japan they get a better understanding or discover a career path they would like to pursue after graduation. Several interns even receive job offers after successfully completing their internship.

Networking skills

Your child will understand that networking is key to a successful career. That’s why Zentern takes the interns to such events. It’s not what you know, but who you know. With this in mind we prep our interns to make those connections. Some interns have landed their jobs after graduation because of the network events.

Self-confidence & Independence

Coming alone to Japan and finishing an internship gives a huge confidence boost to our interns. Firstly, your child will experience a relocation to Japan. Secondly, the process of applying and getting interviewed for an internship. Thirdly, the experience of working in an international and professional work-environment. These are the building blocks for our interns self-confidence and independence.

From Student to Young Profesional

The interns get their own responsibilities at their internship, need to create their own social life and take care of their daily chorus. These responsibilities transform your child from student to young professional. Of course we as Zentern assist the interns along the way, just not with the daily chores :).

Intercultural Awareness & Escaping of the comfort zone

The Japanese culture is unique. Your child will learn how the Japanese see the world. This process will boost your child’s intercultural awareness because they start benchmarking the Japanese culture with their own. This process can create a culture shock and an appreciation for their own culture. They will be able to quickly adjust to different environments and can better handle different situations.

Advantage on Resume

We have a lot of success stories after a student completes an internship in Japan. Working experience in Japan doesn’t go by unnoticed by future employers. Our previous interns landed jobs after graduation due to their internship in Japan.

Safety in Japan

Did you know that Tokyo is the safest city in the world? Tokyo ranks #1 according to Safe Cities Index of The Economist. Tokyo has low crime rates both violent and petty.

Your kid is not only safe from crime but also from earthquakes. Tokyo has a designed infrastructure to withstand natural shocks including earthquakes. According to the “BBC”, the secret of the buildings of Tokyo is their capacity to dance as the ground moves beneath them. These dancing buildings ensure safety while walking the streets in Japan.

In Tokyo, you can walk the streets even after midnight. It is no surprise that Japan ranked #9 on the Global Peace Index which is also known as the safe-country-ranking.

Statistically, your kid would be safer here in Japan than in your city/town. Our aim is not to put Japan on a pedestal, but to take away the worries and concerns parents have when their kids go overseas. The safety of Japan, the Zentern support and Japan’s “omotenashi” ensures a safe environment for your child.

Have you heard of the word “Omotenashi”?
What is omotenashi? Omotenashi is hard to explain in English. To understand omotenashi is to experience Japan in-person. Omotenashi is a sense of incredible hospitality that carries across business, retail, and dining. Yet, omotenashi goes beyond “the customer is always right”. It is an implicit understanding of the needs of their guest. The Japanese go the extra mile to ensure a great experience to their guest.
If you’ve ever been left thinking “How did they think of that?” after a service encounter in Japan. You’ve probably been “omotenashi’d.” Not only the Japanese use this concept, we at Zentern apply the same concept to our support service. Scroll down to see support services we offer to our interns.

Our Support

24/7 Emergency Support

Both Zentern and the housing manager are reachable 24/7 in case of emergency.

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Not sure what insurance to get? Our team can help pointing you in the right direction. A travel insurance is sufficient and covers the most important matters.

On-site staff

We are in Tokyo! Perhaps you would have liked to meet someone in person, but isn't it better when we're in the country with your child?

WhatsApp Group

We have a closed Zentern WhatsApp group with our staff and other Zenterns in Japan.

Weekly check-ins

We always stay in touch with our Zenterns, even when they have settled in and made new friends.

Save accommodation

Housing has been strictly screened and selected with care. Roommates have conducted screening and each house has an appointed housing manager. All accommodations are in safe and convenient areas.

Parent Reviews
Kajal and mother in Tokyo
Gonda and Kajal in Tokyo
My advice to other parents: if your child wants to apply for an internship in Japan, support them and let them spread their wings. Even though it is was very tough for us as parents, we trusted our daughter ' decision and made sure we supported her choice 100%. This was a very valuable time for my daughter, she has an extra unique experience to add on her resume now and achieve her future goals sooner.
Kajal Mother Zentern Parent feedback
Gonda Boedhoe
Kajal's Mother
"From the moment I spoke with the Zentern team, I knew my daughter would be in good hands. I occasionally kept in touch with the team during her internship in Japan. Amber came back home more confident and independent. She was able to find a full-time job in no time. It was scary at the beginning but I am very happy I could support her during her journey in Japan.
Mrs. Willis
Amber's Mother
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