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Summer Programs

The Global Internship in Japan has been suspended for Summer 2021. You are able to apply for the Global Career Seminar in Japan (GCS) which is being offered remotely, but the Internship and Joint programs will not take place this year.

The online application for the Global Career Seminar in Japan (Online) must be submitted online no later than Monday, March 15 at noon (EST). The IPO is closed and we will not be accepting physical applications.

Collaborate with Canadian and Japanese students in an interactive learning environment, earn transferable credits, harness and acquire international experience and work cross-culturally with peers and industry leaders. Take part in the Global Career Seminar in Japan (Online) for an intercultural educational experience being offered remotely.

Global Career Seminar in Japan

Note: Response to COVID-19

In light of the global pandemic of COVID-19, the Global Career Seminar in Japan is being offered remotely in Summer 2021.

Program Period

June 4th to July 15, 2021 (Remotely)

The Global Career Seminar in Japan is a 3-credit course, consisting of approximately fifteen online pre-seminar sessions and two synchronous session on June 4th and 18th (7:00 - 8:30 PM EST). Applicants must watch all the on-demand pre-seminar sessions, attend the two synchronous sessions, and submit the assignments stated in the syllabus. Students will work together to analyze and solve real business issues posed by industry representatives.

In 2019, participant companies/organizations included Embassy of Canada to Japan, Garuda Indonesia, Japan IBM Co, Ltd., Orix Corporation, RICOH Company, Ltd., Schneider Electric Ltd, Manulife Japan, Ltd. and more.

  1. Number of places: 20 students (4 from Mount Allison University, 6 from Queen’s University, 7 from the University of Toronto, and 3 from King's College at Western University)
  2. Fees: Tuition payable to Queen's (see below); there are no program fees to KGU this year.

Tentative Summer 2021 Global Career Seminar (Online) Syllabus

You must have stable internet (to access Zoom, YouTube, and Facebook) to take this online course. All students must watch all on-demand pre-seminar sessions and join the synchronous sessions stated in the course syllabus.

Global Internship in Japan

Program Period

The Global Internship in Japan has been suspended for Summer 2021The information in this box reflects the 2020 program details. Only the Global Career Seminar in Japan (Online) program is being run remotely in Summer 2021.

August 14th - August 29th, 2020 in Japan

Global Internship in Japan is a 2 week, 3 credit course held in Japan from August 14th to August 29th. After preparatory study at KGU from August 14th to 15th, each pair, composed of a student from KGU and a student from a Canadian university, will work together for 10 days, gaining practical experience in a real business environment in Japan. Internship locations will be allocated before students arrive in Japan, and they may be placed mainly in the Kansai area. After completing their internship, students will make a presentation and write a report on their findings. In 2019, host companies/organizations included EF (Education First), EnglishCentral, Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd., HRS (Hotel Reservation Service), IBM Japan, JTB Corp., All Nippon Airways Co., Ltd., Sankei Meriyasu, Wisdom Academy, Schneider Electric Ltd, Manulife Japan, Ltd., Kamenori Foundation, and more.

  1. Number of places: 13 students (2 from Mount Allison University, 3 from Queen’s University and 4 from the University of Toronto)
  2. Accommodation (August 13-August 30th):  KGU will arrange for students to live together with KGU students for the duration of the program. Accommodation costs are covered by the students' program fees.
  3. Fees: Tuition payable to Queen's (see below); program fee of ¥180,000 offset by a ¥80,000 scholarship (for eligible students)
  4. Other costs: Each participant will be responsible for return airfares, travel insurance, meals and transportation costs incurred during the program. JR Shinkansen (bullet train) cost to and from internship locations if necessary will be covered by students’ program fees, however this fee will be refunded to the participants when not used. *Participants may be asked to purchase their own liability insurance but this information will be communicated by KGU at a later date.

Tentative Summer 2020 Global Internship Syllabus

Global Career Seminar in Japan AND Global Internship in Japan

Program Period

The Joint GCS + GIJ program has been suspended for Summer 2021. The information in this box reflects the 2020 program details. Only the Global Career Seminar in Japan (Online) program is being run remotely in Summer 2021.

August 1 - August 29th, 2020 in Japan

This program is a 5 week, 6 credit course held in Japan from August 1st to August 29th. Please see the above program descriptions for more details.

  1. Number of places: Will vary depending on applications to the Global Career Seminar in Japan program and the Global Internship in Japan program.
  2. Accommodation: KGU will arrange for participants to live together, with KGU students, during the Global Career Seminar program and the Global Internship program. Accommodation costs for these periods are covered by the students' program fees. Participants are required to arrange accommodation from August 9 - 12 on their own. Accommodation costs during this period will be covered by the students. Tokyo Olympics will be held from July 24th to August 9th, then the Paralympics from August 25th to September 6th. Accommodations in Japan will most likely be booked up early and cost will rise. For this reason, KGU requests all students participating in both the Global Career Seminar AND the Global Internship in Japan programs to arrange and make a plan once they are accepted to participate in the program. Students are required to make and submit a plan with a daily schedule, including places they intend to visit, where they will stay, and contact details by end of May 2020. Further information to come.
  3. Fees: Tuition payable to Queen's (see below); program fee of ¥250,000 offset by a ¥80,000 scholarship (for eligible students)
  4. Other costs:  Please see the Global Career Seminar program and Global Internship in Japan program descriptions for details. In addition, students will be fully responsible for all costs including accommodation, meals, and transportation from August 9 - 12. Participants may be asked to purchase their own liability insurance but this information will be communicated by KGU at a later date.

For all Summer Programs

Tuition and Fees

Tuition

The Global Career Seminar and Global Internship are both 3.0 credit courses at KGU and individually are considered equivalent to a 3.0 unit course at Queen's University. Queen’s University students will pay standard tuition fees to Queen’s for the courses taken through the KGU CCC, in accordance with fees that are posted on the Office of the University Registrar website. Students are assessed tuition according to their home faculty/school and student status. Please visit the Office of the University Registrar website for details.

Fees

There are no KGU program fees for the Summer 2021 Global Career Seminar in Japan (Online) program.

Scholarship

In previous years, participants of the CCC summer programs have had a scholarship opportunity (JASSO) to help pay program fees and travel arrangements. In Summer 2021 however, there are no program fees from KGU. This space will be updated with the relevant information when the JASSO scholarship details update for 2022.

Eligibility

Priority will be given to students in the Faculty of Arts and Science.

Applicants must:

  • be an undergraduate
  • have completed two semesters of full-time study at their home university as of June 30, 2021 (level 2 standing)
  • be in good standing (i.e. not on academic probation)
  • ideally have a minimum 2.6 GPA (not mandatory)
  • Knowledge of Japanese is not required to participate in this program, but may be considered an asset
  • Students from all academic backgrounds are welcome to apply (Arts and Science students are given priority)
Credit Transfer

Credits are awarded by KGU and Queen's students can arrange to have the credits transferred to their Queen's degree program by applying for an International Letter of Permission (ILOP) through the International Programs Office.

The Global Career Seminar in Japan has been pre-approved for transfer as either:

  • COMM 2UNS/3.0 or LLCU 3UNS/3.0

The Global Internship has been pre-approved for transfer as either:

  • COMM 2UNS/3.0 or LLCU 4UNS/3.0

The Global Career Seminar in Japan and the Global Internship has been pre-approved for transfer as either:

  • COMM 2UNS/3.0 and COMM 2UNS/3.0 or LLCU 3UNS/3.0 and LLCU 4UNS/3.0

To earn transfer credit(s) for the CCC courses, you will need to earn a final grade equivalent to at least “C” (63%) on the Queen’s University Grading Scale in each course. Transfer credit(s) and not the grade(s) achieved will be recorded on your Queen’s transcript with a notation of “TR”. Grades obtained are not included in your Queen’s Grade Point Average (GPA).

Please note that a maximum of 6.0 units from courses offered by other Faculties and Schools may be counted towards the Program and/or Plan requirements of any degree or certificate in the Faculty of Arts and Science. Some exceptions exist. Students are encouraged to consult with their department and/or an academic advisor in the Faculty of Arts and Science.

Application

Click here to access the application for the Summer 2021 Global Career Seminar in Japan (Online).

Deadline: The online application for the Global Career Seminar in Japan (Online) must be submitted online no later than Monday, March 15 at noon (EST). The IPO is closed and we will not be accepting physical applications.

When you are applying online you must also upload and submit the following documents:

*Although participants do not travel to Japan, KGU CCC office requires students’ passport copy for the registration

    Successful candidates will be contacted by the IPO with an offer. Do not accept your offer unless you are committed to taking part in this program. Once you have accepted this offer your name will be communicated to KGU who will issue you the official acceptance into the program. Withdrawal after official acceptance is not accepted without exceptional reasons and authorization from the Chief Academic Director at CCC Headquarters. If you withdraw you will be issued with a transcript from KGU indicating a Fail ("F").