At Jamestown Community College, we firmly believe that people learn best through experience. So, if you want to learn about the history of the Middle Kingdom and how to speak Mandarin, then you need to go to China. If you want to experience the amazing combination of antiquity and modernity in Tokyo, you need to go to Japan. And if you want to experience the passion of flamenco and improve your Spanish, you go to Spain (or Guatemala , but that's another trip). That's why, in addition to our robust study abroad program , we've created internships in China and Spain that allow our students to live, work, and learn as they experience a culture firsthand. It's learning by doing. For more information on these or any of our internship programs, please contact the Office of Applied Learning at 716.338.1381.
In China, we've partnered with a YMCA/YWCA in Chengdu, a metropolis located in the Sichuan province in the western part of the country. Interns stay free in a fully-furnished apartment, complete with wireless internet, air conditioning, and a monthly stipend, with free lunches provided during the weekdays. In exchange, they teach English at the YMCA/YWCA and in the local schools. All while earning college credit.
In Japan, we've partnered with team CK, a Tokyo-based company dedicated to language learning and assisting foreign firms doing business in Japan. Interns will stay with a Japanese host family in Tokyo, the famous capital city. They will teach English in a variety of settings, including professional offices, small tutoring venues, a public school, and private homes. All while earning college credit.
In Spain, students stay with a host family in Valladolid, a university city in the Castile and León region. You'll work with the director of United Cultures S.L. as an English instruction intern for the semester or summer, tasked with teaching the English language to a wide variety of people during the week. On the weekends, you're free to explore the city, wander through the medieval villages that dot the countryside, spend time with your host family, and travel. Again, all for college credit.