BTC is a unique 12-week program for 18-29 year olds looking to study Japanese, travel in northern Japan and discover a career they love at the same time.
The first 6 weeks is spent community-living, traveling together and studying Japanese. In a small tribe of between 10 and 20 participants we will have daily Japanese classes (split by level), as well as workshops to develop personally and professionally. Alongside this we include weekly adventure activities, road trips to some stunning places, and retreats to push ourselves and each other and get the most from the experience.
The next 6 weeks is spent in an internship or community-volunteering placement. In smaller tribes, we’ll head out into Hokkaido to work with local communities, NPOs or companies, and put the language and skills that we’ve learnt into action. Make international friends, but also have real-life experiences in a Japanese community.
If you are looking to be more than a traveler and more than a student, BTC is a way to immerse yourself in Japanese culture, give back to a local community and develop your own skills along the way.