After reviewing countless Japanese internship placement companies, I had finally chosen to go with Zentern for my summer internship. Every interview I had with them provided me with even more information and really made me feel excited to come to Japan. There were Japanese lessons that I was able to take in order to enrich my experience here, as well as trips organized to Kamakura, which is great for anyone interested in the rich history Japan has to offer. Regardless of what your interests are, Japan has it all covered. The company that Zentern set me up with was smaller and allowed me a great perspective on what start up companies are like. I was able to get to know the CEO very well and was able to learn a lot from him and see what starting a company in Japan as a foreigner is really like. I wish I could stay longer, but thanks to my internship organized by Zentern, I have made the decision to obtain my MBA in Japan.
As an international student with no work experience in my field (IT) it is really hard to find an internship abroad. I almost thought of giving up but then I looked for companies who could help me find an internship. I heard a lot of bad stuff about companies who help with internships, so at first I didn't wanted to consider one, but I am so glad I did. Zentern helped me beyond my expectations.
At first I thought how am I going to survive here on my own for so long, but Zentern gave me so many opportunities to connect with other people. Even before I came to Japan they helped me with a lot to make it my stay more comfortable and less stressful. Thanks to Zentern I made friends for a lifetime and I was able to see more of Tokyo. This experience wouldn't be possible if it weren't for Zentern. They have helped me from the start until the end.
If you ever consider going abroad then just take the risk, because some chances only come once in a lifetime!