Intercultural Communication Center (ICC)Waseda University


ICC’s Outreach Program @ Waseda University Junior High School (November 19th, 26th)

I’m interested in teaching about my culture! 
I’m thinking of teaching after graduation! 
I want to try a volunteer activity! 
I want to make new Japanese friends! I like kids! 

If any of these sound like you, then the ICC Outreach program is for you! 

The ICC Outreach Program pairs Japanese and international students to work together to create a lesson plan for a class meant to promote cross-cultural understanding. The lessons are then given at local Japanese elementary, junior, and senior high schools to help foster intercultural understanding among school students. 

Details of the program will be explained by the ICC at an orientation.  

Afterward, you and your partner will work together online to prepare the lesson plan until the day of the school visit. 

*There is a possibility that this program may be cancelled due to the spread of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). In the event of cancellation, you will be notified as soon as possible by the ICC. 

School: Waseda University Junior High School (Nerima-ku, Tokyo)

Date 1: November 19th (Thu.) 1:10 – 3:00pm

【Class】1st grade junior high school students (50mins + 10mins break + 50mins)
【Capacity】4 International students & 4 Japanese students

Date 2: November 26th (Thu.) 1:10 – 3:00pm

【Class】2nd grade junior high school students (50mins + 10mins break + 50mins)
【Capacity】4 International students & 4 Japanese students

★Students can apply to attend just one visit day or both!
By attending both Outreach visit days you can make more effective use of the lesson plan you have created by sharing it with more students!

Meeting Place

12:50pm @ Kamishakujii Station, Seibu Shinjuku Line (Depart by 12:35 pm from Takadanobaba station)


Introduce your country and culture (Create and practice a lesson plan together with your partner, then carry it out at the school)


Waseda Students who are able to participate in all the meetings and the actual school visit and perform required duties.


Register on Application form


November 2nd (Mon) 9:00am, results announced on the same day
*Be sure to check your email throughout the afternoon on this date if you apply.


November 5th (Thu.) 12:20-12:50pm  Orientation @Zoom
November 12nd (Thu.) 1:30-3:00pm   Lesson Plan Review [email protected]
November 19th (Thu.) 1:10-3:00pm    School visit 1
November 26th (Thu.) 1:10-3:00pm    School visit 2

*Participation is required at all meetings.

*In addition to the above meetings, it is necessary to meet several times with your assigned partner in order to plan, prepare, and practice the lesson. You can do this online via Zoom, LINE etc. 
*On November 16th (Mon), ICC will be sending the PowerPoint files you submitted to the school. So please make sure you finish making your PPT file by this date.

Transportation fee

Transportation expenses and lesson plan materials (paper, color copies, etc) will be provided by the ICC.


Participants will be decided after considering your reasons for applying, and also according to the details/requests from the host school.

Participant responsibility

Although this is a volunteer program, participants will be teaching a class at a scheduled time and school, and so dropping out of the program or being late is not acceptable.

Participant Experiences

◆International student’s perspective: Experiencing teaching at affiliated schools of Waseda University
◆Japanese student’s perspective: A truly new and unique experience

◆Junior high school student’s perspective: Feeling the necessity of English ability through intercultural experience.

Precautions to Prevent the Spread of the Novel Coronavirus

1.We ask that those affected by the following refrain from participating in this event.

・Those who have a fever (above 37.5C or more than 1 degree above normal) or symptoms of a cold and/or those who currently feel unwell (symptoms of fatigue or breathlessness etc.).
・Those who have travelled to countries or regions and/or have been in close contact with residents of these places within the previous 14 days where the government has implemented immigration restrictions or still requires a quarantine period to enter.
・Those who have family members and/or housemates they are living with that have shown symptoms of cold etc. 

2.We ask that participants please wear a mask at all times. Also, that they observe strict hand disinfection and coughing/sneezing etiquette.

3.Regarding trash, please bring your own plastic trash bag with you and use it to keep your trash, please close the bag tightly when it is not being used.

4.Please take strict care of your health from 2 weeks before the program right through to the end (regularly check your temperature and be aware of any other symptoms). We also ask that you avoid the 3 Cs (crowds, confined spaces and close contact situations) and fill in a health check form (we will share this form with you later on).

5.In the event that you have a fever, cough or other symptoms during the program, we ask that you contact a member of staff immediately and that you withdraw from the program.

6.In the event that you begin to show symptoms within 2 weeks after the end of the program we ask that you notify us immediately.

7.We ask that you follow all instructions on the day fromWaseda University Junior High School regarding measures for the prevention of the spread of the Novel Coronavirus. 

8.The “WasedaUniversity student compensation system (Compensation for Disability and Liability Coverage)” which is a part of the university, does not apply to the Novel Coronavirus. 

9.Participation in this program may pose health and safety risks. Furthermore, there is a risk that the event itself may be harmed due to a person’s illness.
If any of the above occurs, it will be the responsibility of the person concerned. 


TEL: 03-5286-3990
E-mail: [email protected]

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