17.Aug - 26.Aug 2017
Kenbuchi, hokkaido , Japon


  • chantiers 1-3 semaines
  • DISA
  • ART
  • CIEEJ1717
Age minimum : 18
Frais d’inscription : 150.00 EUR


Sometimes it will be difficult to talk with the residents because they are not good at oral communication. Other time, you need to be very patient. Please plan activities everyone can enjoy such as music, paintings, exercises, dance and games.

  • Code : CIEEJ1717
  • Dispo : COMPLET (Total Part 3)
  • Langue du Projet : ENG / JAP
  • Age : 18 - 40


Kembuchi Nishihara Gakuen is a school for mentally challenged people founded in 1980 as a place where everyone gets together and live peacefully. The school has workshops for productive or creative activities so that they would have better links with the local society through the skills they acquired. Occasionally, their art works are exhibited inside of Kembuchi station. They get good reputation from tourists around the world. Nishihara Gakuen has been accepted CIEE volunteer since 1998, and it is going to be 20th anniversary this summer. Although it is small in capacity, it is one of the long lasting STV.


– Give assistance to their productive activities (woodwork, ceramic art and fabric crafts) – Join recreational activities (painting craft and playing music) – Help daily routines (serving meals and cleaning work materials)


Accommodation: Volunteers will stay in a guest houseFacilities: A shared Japanese tatami room with futon mattress, washer, kitchen, restroom, bathroom with a bathtub, Free wi-fi is available. Convenience store and supermarket is 15 minutes away by carMeals: All meals will be provided. Have meals together with residents in a dining room.


Hokkaido is the biggest and northernmost part of four main islands in Japan. It is also known as the 21st largest island in the world with abundant nature and a number of national parks. Kembuchi is a small town with the population of 4000, located in north central part of Hokkaido. It is surrounded by fresh-aired atmosphere. You can enjoy a lot of beautiful stars at night. On weekend, you may be able to go to the local hot springs and some landmarks in the area. Kembuchi town (JAPANESE) http://www.town.kembuchi.hokkaido.jp/A volunteer needs at least 5,000 JPY in cash if she/he wants to go sightseeing on free-day.


1.Volunteers need strong motivation for helping residents to enjoy their life in the school. The important point is you enjoy yourself and treat people in a friendly manner. 2.A motivation letter (more than 5 sentences long) is required. Please include your interest, motivation, experience and strength of yourself in English or Japanese. Work clothes (short sleeved T shirts, long pants), sneakers, indoor shoes, hat(cap), raincoat, medicine you are used to, toiletries, bath towel, presentation material which you can introduce about your home country. Dress conservative (skirt/short pants are not allowed). Outfits should be warm since the weather can be cold in the mornings and evenings even during the summer time.

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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