29.Jul - 15.Aug 2017
Mastuda shimane , Japon


  • chantiers 1-3 semaines
  • CULT
  • LANG
  • CIEEJ1707
Age minimum : 18
Frais d’inscription : 150.00 EUR


We welcome volunteers who are interested in learning Japanese history especially in Shimane area.

  • Code : CIEEJ1707
  • Dispo : / 1F (Total Part 3)
  • Langue du Projet : JAP / ENG
  • Age : 18 - 40


Manyo-park was opened in 1982 as the third prefectural natural park of Shimane. In order to pursue the romanticism of aeurooeMANYOaeuro and local performing art aeurooeIWAMI KAGURAaeuro, Manyo-park played an important role as an intellectual recreation. Surrounded by a beautiful green nature, local people in any generation can enjoy a walk, picnic and communication with their family and friends. Manyo-park has been working to attract more international tourists so that they can stimulate the community and give them an opportunity for intercultural communication between local and foreigners. CIEE Japan started STV project with Manyo-park since 2012, and it is going to be the 6th anniversary this year. Manyo Park Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/pages/Shimane-prefectural-Manyo-park/225761124184531


– Translate Japanese pamphlet and brochure (topic may be Masuda City, Iwami Kagura and Manyo Park) into your first language. Each volunteer needs to work on them little by little each day- Help Bamboo lanterns event from beginning to the end (give out brochure to locals, PR at city council, Newspaper Company and TV stations, taping and painting lantern, designing the food stand, prepare/cook your home country cuisine to the visitors) – Maintenance on the park (especially flower garden, camping place, restroom, shower room). Volunteers collect garbage, clean the areas, and water flower beds- There are few other local events (such as balloon art and ground golf) volunteers should be flexible to local partneraeuros request. You can read what Intaeurol have done in 2016 workcamp here http://ohata.jp/manyou/publics/index/54/amp;anchor_link=page54page54


Accommodation: Each volunteers stay separately in a local host family. You may switch to another house in between. Facilities: aiEach volunteer will stay in a local host family houseaiThree meals a day will be provided aiA washer, a kitchen, a lavatory, washing machine and a bathtub with shower are availablePlease always ask your host family when you use, a washer or a kitchen, etc. You may need to do the laundry by yourself or your laundry will be washed together with familyaeuros and be asked to help with it. Please be flexible and helpful. aiInternet is available inside the house. Ask your family if you need to search for something or reach for someone during free time. In general, Wi-fi around this area is limited depending on the location you volunteers. Meals: Meals are provided three times a day but you are always welcome to offer help in cooking and cleaning. A volunteer who has an allergy (or preference) in wheat, meat or fish can not be accepted because those are often served in a Japanese meal and a family does not prepare meals by individual request. A volunteer is also expected to eat rice, miso soup, fish (sometimes raw) as well as meat (chicken, pork and beef) on a daily basis without any problem


Masuda is a city located in Shimane prefecture. It has a population of approx. 50.000 and the total area is 733.24 kmI. From the ancient times Shimane prefecture consists of three regions namely, Izumo, Iwami and Oki. Izumo region appears in Japanese mythology as the birthplace of Japanese culture and history. The name Iwami also is much referred to in Man-yo-shu, one of the oldest existing anthology of poetry put together in the late eighth century in Japan. One of the greatest poets of the time was Kakinomoto Hitomaro, who lived in Iwami, and whose verse covered more than half of all 4,400 poems of the collection. A volunteer needs at least 5,000 JPY in cash if she wants to go sightseeing on free-day.VISIT MASUDA (ENGLISH): http://visit-masuda.main.jp/


1.Only females are accepted in this project 2.A volunteer who has an allergy (or preference) in wheat, meat or fish can not be accepted because those are often served in a Japanese meal and a family does not prepare meals by individual request.3.Conversational level of Japanese is required to communicate with host family and local people who do not speak English. 4.Volunteers will be interviewed, taken photos, and their images to be released in printed materials, on TV broadcast, Homepage and other medium for PR of Masuda city and Shimane prefecture.5.A motivation letter (more than 5 sentences long) is required. Please include your interest, motivation, experience and strength of yourself in English or Japanese. Bring working clothes (long-sleeved T-shirts and jeans), a hat, sneakers suitable for outdoor activity, a bug spray, Medicine for cold, toiletries, soaps, and anything you think would be needed for homestay experience. Also prepare something you can introduce your country (pictures, games, songs, etc)

In 1965 CIEE established an office in Tokyo. As part of the Exchanges division, it promotes a great number of international educational exchange programs. In 1989, CIEE Japan opened an office in the Kyoto International Community House, a primary base of international exchange in the Kansai area. The Fukuoka Office, which serves Southern Japan, opened in 2002. Over the last 40 years, CIEE Japan has developed a wide variety of programs and services for students and teachers at the secondary through university levels and for related constituencies.
Since 1981, CIEE has been working closely with Educational Testing Service (ETS) of the United States on administration of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL®) and acts as a regional representative in Japan for various ETS products and services.

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