Wenzao Ursuline University of Languages
KidZania Koshien Internships
- KidZania is an international chain group with children's professional experience cities in 16 countries around the world. Kidzania Koshien is the fifth Kidzania theme park in history and opened in LaLaport Koshien, Japan in early 2009.
- From 2018 to the present, at least 7 students can be sent each year for an internship.
- Students can go to this theme park for a workplace internship experience, and also get to know the appearance of various industries in Japan.
The choice of student internships at Wenzao Foreign Language University is diverse. KidZania in Japan is an international chain group. They operate in major cities in 16 countries around the world. Kidzania Koshien in Hyogo Prefecture is the fifth Kidzania theme park. It opened in LaLaport Koshien, Japan in early 2009. Students can go to this paradise for a workplace internship experience, and also get to know the working environment of various industries in Japan, in addition to providing salary, food, accommodation and insurance during the internship.
Kidzania Koshien is a children’s professional experience city located in Hyogo Prefecture, Japan. There is also one in Tokyo, Japan. There are only two of them in Japan. It mainly provides children from 3-15 years old to enter the professional work experience. There are more than 60 occupations, such as: airlines, announcers, burgers, cooking classrooms, bakeries, firefighters, housing construction companies, home delivery companies, news Taiwan, sightseeing buses, subway companies, etc. To come here to play, it is recommended to make an appointment first. It is easier to buy tickets on the spot and there is no place. In addition, the professional experience here is operated by children independently, and it is more difficult for parents to accompany them. There are many Japanese guidance for children during professional experience. Only with the strong support of Ms. Sano Kyoko from the Management Department, this internship program was put into practice.
The core value of Kidzania Koshien is “Education for fun”, and children can learn all kinds of knowledge happily while they experience professional work. Interns are mainly allocated in the operation department, which is the front line for children. There are 9 departments in the operation department, with 60 facilities, providing more than 100 professional experience activities for children.
The intern’s role at work is senior. The main job content is to assist children to carry out professional experience work, which is called “supervisor” (ZV) in the company. We are responsible for assisting children with professional experience work, and do not randomly help, asking children to explore by themselves, and we provide assistance when they need help. The core value that is important for this role is “believing in children’s ability”. As seniors, we need to guide our children to discover their core values and help them when they need help.
The most precious part of this role is that you can get in touch with children first and have more interaction with them. In the process, not only can you experience the professionalism and enthusiasm for your own work as a senior, but you can also see the infinite potential of the child from the process of interacting with the child. It also makes us as “adults” more than usual. Spend more time looking at the world from the perspective of children. The signboard in the park reads “Get ready for a better world”, the purpose is to hope that the children who come here can not only have fun, but also discover their future interests and aspirations in advance through the process of professional experience, and then lay the future development the goal.