Teach Japanese Abroad In Jamaica

Additional Info
  • Processing Fee: $150 - $300 USD
  • Dates Available: Year round
  • Volunteer Site: St. Catherine, Kingston, Montego Bay, Negril, Ocho Rios
  • Max Participants: 30
  • Age Range: 12 - 85
  • Minimum Stay: 1 week
  • Maximum Stay: 3 months
  • Our Social Work: We donate 5% to charity
  • Group Discount: Yes (5 or more travelers)
  • Tour Discount: 10% off all tours/excursions

Volunteer To Teach Japanese Language In Jamaica - Teach Japanese Abroad

Join this once in a lifetime opportunity to teach Japanese abroad by volunteering in Jamaica. Let Jamaica International Projects help you embark on a life changing cultural exchange volunteer program. There is no better mixture of cultural immersion and community service available than by joining our programs.


Being a developing country, Jamaica suffers from a poor economy. As a result, schools barely have enough resources to function properly, let alone implement foreign language learning programs. This is where we come in, as we have collaborated with several schools in Jamaica to have volunteers come in to teach the students a foreign language.


When you volunteer to teach Japanese language in Jamaica, you will be using your time and energy to educate locals not only about the language, but also the culture of Japan as well. Teach them how to write Japanese, say greetings and salutations, the Japanese alphabet and much more. Show them popular Japanese food, famous landmarks, games, songs etc.


If you are seeking to share the Japanese culture abroad while immersing in a new and exciting culture, our language and culture teaching program in Jamaica is calling you! Apply today and we will contact you within 24 hours to discuss your project and help you book your trip to Jamaica.


Some Activities You Can Participate In While You Teach Japanese Abroad Are:

  • *Teach Japanese to kids and adults in schools or communities
  • *Help locals learn how to read, write and speak common Japanese words and phrases
  • *Introduce students to Japanese greetings, the alphabet, numerals, special symbols etc.
  • *Take along food, games, videos, pictures and clothing to help them better immerse into the Japanese culture
  • *On weekends and afternoons join thrilling and exciting tours and adventures such as zip lining, hiking, swimming with dolphins, learning about Reggae Music and much more
  • *Sample the Jamaican culture fully by interacting with locals and learning how to speak Patois
Project Details

Volunteer To Teach Japanese Abroad Project Placement

There are a range of placement options available. Our primary placement options will be schools or community centres. Volunteers who are certified to Teach Japanese will be placed at the Language Learning Centre. Your placement will be in either Kingston, Montego Bay, Ocho Rios, Falmouth, Portland, St. Catherine or Negril.


Schools/Community Centre – You will be placed in a school of your choosing. You can choose from the kindergarten level up to high school. If you wish to join the program during a time when school is out of session (such as summer) we can arrange a placement for you in a community centre or summer school.


Language Training Centre – Certified Japanese teachers will have the chance to be placed in the Language Training Centre to teach classes that consist of mainly adults. Volunteers who stay for longer than 2 weeks will be allowed to teach classes by themselves.



It is required that you are able to speak, write and read both Japanese and English fluently to join this program.


Project Activities:

Proper planning is a major step to ensure that your program is both impactful and fulfilling. This is why our Program Advisors will conduct an interview with you during the application process to go over your goals. This will help you set objectives for your teach Japanese language volunteer program in Jamaica.


Cultural Learning Aids

We always encourage volunteers to take along any items that will help students truly grasp the essence of the Japanese culture. Items such as food, clothing, photos, videos, or even games can be uses as visual aids to better help students absorb what they are being taught.



Fundraising is an excellent opportunity for volunteers to raise money and awareness for their trip to Jamaica. We have created an informative fundraising guide to help volunteers offset the cost of travelling abroad. We also provide support documentation to help you apply for grants and funding if requested.


Combine Projects

You can also combine this program to add variety to your travel package. The most popular programs that are often combined are:


Volunteer Teaching Abroad
Orphanage Volunteer Programs
Sports Volunteering Abroad
Human Rights Volunteer Abroad
Volunteer Abroad Business Development
Volunteer Abroad Women's Empowerment
Humanitarian Volunteer & Sponsor A Family Or Child
Special Needs Volunteer


Program Length

Teach Japanese abroad programs run for a minimum of 1 week up to 3 months. If you plan on staying for a duration longer than 3 months we will have to make some checks as to the visa requirements of your country regarding travel to Jamaica.


Your First Day:

On the first day of your program a Program Advisor will accompany you to show you around the property and introduce you to the staff and team that you will be volunteering with. Your Program Advisor will show you where to purchase lunch daily, and will not leave until you have settled in and are clear on your objectives.


Daily Transportation:

Each day our team drivers will transfer you to and from your project. Our drivers are all licensed, cordial and punctual.


Project Completion:

After you have successfully completed your project, we will present you with a Certificate of Participation signed by our General Manager. If you need any documents to validate community service hours or volunteer hours completed, we will sign these as well.


Recommended To Take With You:

We recommend that you take along the following items with you when travelling to Jamaica:


Money to purchase lunch – lunch in Jamaica is very affordable, and would cost about $3-$5 USD per day.
Insect repellent to prevent mosquito and bug bites
A camera to take pictures
Sunscreen if you intend to play in the sun or sunbathe
A water bottle
Comfortable shoes

Dates and Costs
Processing Fee (Add to Total)
$150 USD


Shared Dorm Room In KINGSTON Hosted By JIP (USD)
1 Week $725
2 Weeks $1,270
3 Weeks $1,815
4 Weeks $2,360
5 Weeks $2,910
6 Weeks $3,455
7 Weeks $4,000
8 Weeks $4,545
Extra Weeks $545


Shared Dorm Room In KINGSTON GROUP RATES (5 or More Volunteers) (USD)
1 Week $699
2 Weeks $1,215
3 Weeks $1,735
4 Weeks $2,255
5 Weeks $2,775
6 Weeks $3,295
7 Weeks $3,810
8 Weeks $4,330
Extra Weeks $520


Private Room With Local Host (USD)
1 Week $990
2 Weeks $1,790
3 Weeks $2,580
4 Weeks $3,375
5 Weeks $4,170
6 Weeks $4,965
7 Weeks $5,760
8 Weeks $6,600
Extra Weeks $720


Placement Only Processing Fee
$300 USD

Teach Japanese Abroad Prices Include:

*Pre-arrival support and assistance
*Sourcing volunteer project placement
*Orientation and support documentation on day of arrival
*Pickup from airport and transfer to accommodation.
*Private room with a local host near the parish your program is in (Kingston, Negril, Falmouth, St. Ann, St. Catherine or Montego Bay.) Accommodation equipped with fans/air conditioning, double or queen bed, kitchen access, free wifi, cable television, bathroom and more.
*Full breakfast and dinner daily.
*Daily transportation to and from volunteer project
*24/7 in country support
*Certificate of participation upon successful completion of your volunteer program
*Return transfer to airport


Prices Do Not Include:

Visa application cost or fees (if applicable)
Daily lunch
Personal shopping money
Airfare expenses or taxes
Travel insurance (You can purchase affordable travel medical insurance here)
Weekend tour and adventure projects



Projects are available all year round from Mondays to Fridays. It may be possible to arrange projects on the weekends if you desire.


Project Dates and Times:

We asks that volunteers book their flights to arrive in Jamaica on the weekends, preferably Saturday so that your project can commence on a Monday. If it is not possible for you to arrive on weekend, we will still accommodate you.


Afternoon And Weekends:

We offer cultural immersion tours and fun adventures during weekends and some afternoons. This is to help volunteers inject fun and excitement into their volunteer program, while learning more about our people and culture. You can view our tour and attraction packages, and add them to your program to enhance your experience in Jamaica.

Accommodation and Transportation




Where You Will Stay:

You will stay with a pre-vetted local host in houses or apartments that are equipped to accommodate our volunteers and interns. You will get a chance to experience the Jamaican culture first hand. On your application form you will select the area you would like to stay in, and choose from St. Catherine, Kingston, Falmouth, Negril, Montego Bay, or St. Ann (Ocho Rios). All local hosts we work with are safe and will treat you like a member of the family.


Accommodation Features:

• Double or queen beds
• Air Conditioning or fans
• Private or shared bathrooms
• Cable television
• Free Wi-Fi access
• Closets
• Chest of drawer and night table
• Locker or safety box with lock (storage)


Group Accommodations

Groups volunteering to teach Japanese as a foreign language can choose from a wide list of guest houses or hotels that we work with or manage to accommodate your members. You can choose accommodations in the most popular areas of Jamaica, equipped with dorm rooms, double rooms and private rooms and modern day amenities.



We provide all of our volunteers with orientation on your date of arrival. Once you are settled into your accommodation, you will be given your finalized itinerary and your orientation guide. During orientation we will go over project dates and times, transportation, meal times, cultural/excursion activities and you will be given tips on Jamaica.


Key Deposit:

We require a $20 USD key deposit to be paid during orientation. This will be refunded upon checkout once the keys are returned. If you lose your keys we will use your deposit to cover their replacement.


Welcome Meal:

On your date of arrival, following your orientation, you will be served with your welcome meal. This will consist of an authentic Jamaican meal prepared by our chefs.


Daily Meals:

Your Package Cost covers breakfast and dinner daily. You will be served Jamaican cuisine during your stay.




Airport Pickup:

Your teach Japanese as a second language Project Cost also covers the cost of airport pickup at the Norman Manley International Airport or Sangster International Airport, depending on where you will be staying. We will meet you at the airport with a sign saying Jamaica International Projects. You will be transferred directly from the airport to your accommodation.


You should book you flight to the airport that is nearest to the parish you will be staying in. We will advise you during application.


Daily Transfers:

Each day, you will be transferred from your accommodation directly to your project by a team member. We will also pick you up at your project at the agreed upon time and transfer you either back to the accommodation, to change money/purchase supplies or to a cultural activity/excursion, depending upon your itinerary.


Tour Transfers:

For your tours, you will have a Program Advisor accompanying you to point out important landmarks and to function as a guide. You will be transferred to and from all excursions and outings.


Return To Airport:

At the end of your project, we will provide return transportation to the airport or bus stop.

How to Join Us


Read through the other information on this page about this program thoroughly and decide if it is the program for you.



Click APPLY NOW and complete the application form as thoroughly as possible. In the meantime start thinking of the activities that you would like to engage in during your project.



A Program Advisor will review your application and contact you within 24 hours via Skype, Google Hangouts or telephone. You will get a chance to discuss your goals, skills, fundraising and ask us any questions.


Secure Your Placement:

As soon as you are accepted, you will need to pay your Non-Refundable Processing Fee so that we can begin making your placement and processing your application. You may also pay a deposit or make payment in full once you are sure of your date of travel, because availability is on a first come first serve basis.


Submit Documentation:

After paying the processing fee you will be sent a list of documentation that you need to submit. We ask that you submit these documents as soon as possible, so if you are planning to join this program then you should start the process of obtaining them from now. These documents are:


• 2 Reference letters (1 personal, 1 professional)
• 1 recent photo id (passport, national id or driver's license)
• 1 police report/criminal background check
• Proof of travel insurance
• Flight itinerary


Finalize All Payments:

All payments must be finalized no later than 60 days before your travel date. This means that the entire package cost, including Processing Fee, Project Cost and Cultural Immersion/Excursion cost must be settled 60 days before your arrival date. You can update your cultural immersion/excursion package or purchase additional tours while you are in Jamaica.


You will receive updates on your project and itinerary via emails, phone calls and through Google+ or Skype calls.


Remember to read through our Terms and Service Agreement to know your responsibilities if you embark on this program.

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