SWU Short Visit Program (English Teaching Assistant)

About Sagami Women’s University

Founded in 1900, Sagami Women’s University is the fourth oldest private women’s school in Japan. Located in Sagamihara, Kanagawa, it is within easy commuting distance from central Tokyo. The spacious campus provides educational facilities for students from kindergarten through to graduate school.

SWU Short English Teaching Assistant Program

Starting from September 2013, the Department of English Language, Culture and Communication will offer the opportunity for overseas female students, presently enrolled in a university or higher degree program, to participate in a 10-week teaching assistant program. Successful applicants will gain valuable entry-level experience in teaching English, observe Japanese university classes, and engage in cultural exchanges.


  • Two ten-week programs are offered per year, beginning in April and September.
  • Participants will not receive a salary; however, Sagami Women’s University will provide a 90,000-yen teaching material development fee and a one-room, self-contained studio apartment with basic amenities, including gas and electricity. All other expenses connected with the program i.e., air ticket, visas, domestic transportation, insurance, and meals are the responsibility of the participant.
  • The participant is responsible for obtaining any necessary visas.
  • Sagami Women’s University will not accept any responsibility for cost arising from accidents and/or illness incurred during the program; therefore, participants should have comprehensive travel insurance.
  • The participant promises to conduct herself at all times in a manner compatible with her responsibilities as a teaching assistant on Sagami Women’s University Short Visit Program.
  • The participant must keep confidential any, and all unpublished information made known during the course of the program and not publish any reports or papers on the basis of information obtained except with prior authorization from Sagami Women’s University.
  • Participants can observe a maximum of 3 university classes per week with the professor’s prior permission.


  • Assist with English language classes (minimum of six hours per week) taught by Sagami Women’s University instructors.
  • Participate in extra-curricular activities (minimum of four hours per week) with Japanese students.
  • Assist with preparing teaching materials.


Sagami Women’s University Short Visit Program is open to female students presently enrolled in a university, or higher degree program. Applicants should have a basic Japanese proficiency of N5, or higher.

How to apply:

To apply for an application form, or for more information, please write to:







Successful applicants will be contacted by the end of July