Globalize DC is now hiring for its Japan programs!!

Japan in DC at the National Arboretum

We couldn’t be more thrilled to be making plans now – finally – to fully resume our regular Japan programs for DC high school students later this year!

Globalize DC is now recruiting staff for two different programs.

“Japan in DC” Co-Teachers for Summer 2022 Program

Introduced in 2017, “Japan in DC” gives interested DC public high school students the opportunity to explore and document the presence of Japan in their own city – through individuals, institutions, and landmarks. This fun and educational six-week program is scheduled to run Monday-Friday, June 27-August 6, 2022.

We are now seeking two qualified and energetic teachers, international educators, or graduate students to lead this summer program. These are paid, part-time positions. We hope to fill these two positions by the end of April, so if interested, be sure to apply right away. Click below for the full job description and application instructions.

Part-time Japanese Language Teacher for SY22-23 Japanese Plus Program

Japanese Plus is our innovative afterschool Japanese language, culture, and career exposure program for DC public high school students citywide. Review this page, the student blog, and the full www.japaneseplus.org website for more information about the Japanese Plus program.

We are now seeking a dynamic new part-time Japanese teacher to co-lead this program. Interested? Download the job announcement here:

We will fill the position as soon as we find the right candidate. Please share this announcement with anyone you think might be interested.

These are fun programs for staff as well as students. Consider making a real difference in the lives of our DC students. These programs are among the few opportunities available to them – at no cost – to pursue their avid interest in Japanese language and culture.

Any questions about either position? Contact sally@globalizedc.org.

ISO “Japan in DC” Co-Teachers for Summer 2020 Program

Globalize DC is now recruiting staff for our summer 2020 “Japan in DC” Program. Maybe this is the experience for you!

Introduced in 2017, “Japan in DC” gives interested DC public high school students the opportunity to explore and document the presence of Japan in their own city – through its individuals, institutions, and landmarks. This fun and educational six-week program is scheduled to run Monday-Friday, June 29- August 7, 2020, 9 am – 3 pm.

We are now seeking two qualified and energetic teachers or international educators to lead this summer program. Graduate students, with appropriate experience and interests, are encouraged to apply. These are paid, part-time positions. We hope to select these individuals by the end of March.

Click here for more details and information on how to apply: 2020 Japan-in-DC-Staff-Recruitment.

Any questions? Contact sally@globalizedc.org.

ISO “Japan in DC” Co-Teachers for 2019 Program

Arboretum columns

Globalize DC is now recruiting staff for our summer 2019 “Japan in DC” Program.

Introduced in 2017, “Japan in DC” gives interested DC public high school students the opportunity to explore and document the presence of Japan in their own city – through its individuals, institutions, and landmarks. This fun and educational four-week program is scheduled to run Monday-Friday, July 1- 26, 2019, 9 am – 3 pm.

We are now seeking two qualified and energetic teachers or international educators to lead this summer program. Graduate students, with appropriate experience and interests, are encouraged to apply. These are paid, part-time positions. We hope to select these individuals by early April.

Click here for more details and information on how to apply: 2019-Japan-in-DC-Teacher-Recruitment

Any questions? Contact sally@globalizedc.org.

 

Blue Star of Life

By Jazmin Angel-Guzman

On Tuesday, October 31st 2017 I had the opportunity to go to the Blue Star of Life Ceremony at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and met nine wonderful Japanese students. All of us DC students had the opportunity to drop pebbles inside the vase, Blue Star of Life, to symbolize peace and friendship between the United States and Japan.

It was a once in a lifetime experience for me because it was a life lesson that Sally Schwartz taught me and once said, “Life is more than being in a classroom.” It even motivated me to get out of my comfort zone and learn more about our interconnected world. As much as I was nervous of meeting university students and a high school student, it made me realize that they were also nervous and they’re just like me. I wish there were more experiences like this and this has definitely taught me a lot about global citizenship.