"The responsibility that comes with introducing someone to a new part of the world is nothing short of a privilege. Working with the Adz Group and welcoming students from Japan's Fuji High School to Boston was a prime example of this. The program which the Adz Group staff structured and the well thought-out itinerary they planned, provided my group with a fulfilling experience that fostered respect, compassion and appreciation for the diverse cultural backgrounds that exist in our global community."
- Trip Leader 2013 Fuji High School Program
- FGLP Trip Leader
- Japanese Culture Teacher
- FGLP Lecturer
- University Student Dinners and Panel Discussions
Several Openings for a Program in Boston from November 27-December 1, 2016
We are seeking several candidates to lead an educational and cultural program in Boston for Japanese high school students. Ideally, candidates need to be located in the Boston area and/or familiar with the city.
If you are highly self-motivated, passionate about intercultural experiences and an independent worker this position is for you. Individuals who are attracted to making a notable difference in people's lives around the world would really enjoy this role.
The FGLP Trip Leader is responsible for the overall quality and execution of the Program. You will be a teacher, mentor and friend to the students while coordinating with other Trip Leaders as appropriate. This role is similar to, though broader than, a camp counselor. The Trip Leader plays a major role in student life. Following the detailed and pre-arranged Program itinerary provided, Trip Leaders lead students on excursions. You will have responsibility for the overall Program execution, the quality of the Program and students' satisfaction.
This role is for the Program duration and will require the candidate to live in a dormitory with the students and to have most or all meals with the participants. Prior to the Program there will be approximately 2 hours of preparatory work which can mostly be done on your own schedule and there will be approximately 1-2 hours of administrative work after completion of each Program.
- Teach about American culture and help to make every moment a learning moment
- Lead discussions in a relaxed setting daily for approximately 2 hours
- Supervise activities and chaperone
- Ensure that every student is safe, both physically and emotionally
- Suggest Program improvements wherever possible
- Any other tasks necessary for the successful operation of the Program
- High level of energy
- Excellent interpersonal and good organizational skills
- Highly reliable and able to work independently after initial training
- Interest in education and international culture are important
- Speak, read and write fluent English
- Ability to Speak in Japanese is a big plus
- Must be over 18 and able to legally work in the United States without work visa assistance
- First aid certification, teaching experience and the ability to speak an Asian language are bonuses, but not requirements
- University degree in any subject is strongly preferred
Compensation for this position depends upon the specific details of each Programs and your skills and experience.
Applicants must submit a cover letter and resume for this position to staff[at]adzgroup.net. You may also submit questions to that email address. No phone calls please.
Only individuals should apply. Recruiters please do not contact us and please do not contact us about other services or products. Submissions received from search firms and recruitment agencies are considered unsolicited and will be kept as Adz Group's property or deleted as appropriate unless a contractual obligation exists between Adz Group and an agency prior to submission.
Openings are available for summer 2017
We are looking for personable and energetic people interested in sharing their knowledge of Japanese culture for the 2017 program (typically runs for 2 weeks from late July-early August). Teachers must be self-motivated and organized, and love working with students age 8-18. Each Explore Japan teacher has a class of 12-15 students and usually has a student assistant with them. You will be asked to plan, organize and deliver a full series of fun, hands-on workshops including arts and crafts projects, language exercises, calligraphy, cuisine, music, and other topics related to Japanese culture. We can provide you with a sample template we have used to arrange the 10-12 day schedule of activities. In the afternoon, both the American students and the Japanese students embark on field trips together. The Explore Japan Teachers are expected to act as chaperones to help keep all of the students organized during the afternoon field trips. Competitive compensation will be provided. Learn more about Explore Japan at www.americanlearning.com
Multiple positions in different cities
A highlight for the participants of our programs is when they get to meet local, academic professionals and experts in their respective fields. The student participants are very grateful for opportunities to be exposed to a new way of teaching and learning and also experiencing a new subject. Many of the students who come to America want to experience what it would be like to study at an American University. As such, we always welcome Professors, Adjunct Faculty, Lecturers, PhD students and Researchers to join our network of faculty to meet with our young international student participants. We offer an honorarium for your time to give private lectures.
If you are currently affiliated with a university in a teaching, research or graduate student capacity - and in the Boston, New York City, Washington, DC or Orlando areas - we would love to hear from you. Please contact us at staff[at]adzgroup.net for more information.
Openings are available for most FGLP groups
Would you like to participate in a panel discussion or dinner with Japanese high school and college students? During these discussions you will share your academic and personal interests, discuss your daily routine in American college or university life and answer questions that the visiting Japanese students have prepared. Most of our FGLP groups meet with local students, so openings are consistently available. If this is something that interests you please fill out this survey and we will be in touch.