Intercultural Communication Center (ICC)Waseda University

ICC Outreach Program @ Waseda University Junior High School (June 10th & 24th) ▶Deadline May 20, 9:00AM

I’m interested in telling people 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 sounds like you, then sign up for the ICC Outreach program! 

The ICC Outreach Program pairs Japanese and international students to work together to plan and give a lesson to promote cross-cultural understanding at local Japanese elementary, junior high and senior high schools. 

Details of the program will be explained at the ICC orientation.  
Afterward, you and your partner will work together to prepare the lesson plan and materials before 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. 

*Before applying for this program, please be sure to read the “Precautions to Prevent the Spread of the Novel Coronavirus” (below) and consent to each item. 

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

Date 1: June 10th (Thu) 1:10 – 3:00pm

Class: 3rd-year junior high school students (one 100-min lesson per class: two 50-min periods + 10-min break)
Capacity: 4 International students & 4 Japanese students

Date 2: June 24th (Thu) 1:10-3:00pm

Class: 2nd-year junior high school students (one 100-min lesson per class: two 50-min periods + 10-min break)
Capacity: 4 International students & 4 Japanese students

★Students can apply to attend just one visit day or both! 

Meeting Time & Place

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


Introduce your country and culture (together with your partner, create and practice a lesson then present it at the school)


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


Register online via MyWaseda


 May 20th (Thu) 9:00am, results announced the same day

*Be sure to check your email on this date if you apply

Program Schedule

May 27th (Thu) 12:20-12:50 pm  Orientation @Zoom
June 3rd (Thu) 1:10-3:00 pm   Lesson Plan Review Meeting @Zoom
June 10th (Thu) 1:10-3:00 pm    School Visit 1
June 24th (Thu) 1:10-3:00 pm    School Visit 2

*Participation is required at all preparation 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 June 7th (Mon), ICC will send the presentation slides you submitted to the school. So please be sure to finish making them by this date. 

Transportation cost

Travel expenses will be reimbursed by the school


Participants will be chosen after considering your reasons for applying and the detailed 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, so dropping out of the program or being late is not acceptable.

Participant Experiences

◆International student’s perspective: “Great experience, teaching and being taught” 
◆Japanese student’s perspective: “Looking back on the Outreach program

Precautions to Prevent the Spread of the Novel Coronavirus
  1. We ask that those affected by the following not participate in this event:

a) Those who have a fever (above 37.5C or more than 1 degree above normal) or symptoms of a cold or those who currently feel unwell (symptoms of fatigue or breathlessness, etc).
b) Those who, within 14 days before the event, have travelled to countries or regions or have been in close contact with residents of places which are covered by Japanese government immigration restrictions or still require a quarantine period to enter from.
c) Those with housemates or family members they are living with who have shown symptoms of cold, etc.

  1. Participants must wear a mask at all times. Also, we ask that they observe strict hand disinfection and coughing/sneezing practices.
  2. Please bring a plastic bag for your own trash and keep it tightly closed.
  3. Please take strict care of your health for 2 weeks before right through to the end of the event, regularly checking your temperature and watching for 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 sheet on the program day(ICC will provide this sheet).
  4. If you have a fever, cough or other symptoms during the event, we ask that you contact a member of staff immediately and withdraw from the program.
  5. If you begin to show symptoms within 2 weeks after the event, please notify us immediately.
  6. Please follow all instructions on the day from Waseda University Junior High School regarding measures for the prevention of the spread of the Novel Coronavirus (Covid-19).
  7. The “Waseda University Student Compensation System (Compensation for Disability and Liability Coverage)” provided by the university does not cover the Novel Coronavirus. 
  8. Participation in this program may pose health and safety risks. Furthermore, there is a risk that the event itself may be disrupted 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

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


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