New for 2021!

On-line opportunities available for conversation buddies!  Would you be interested in meeting students in Japan who are studying English?   GPI North America is currently recruiting high school aged Conversation Buddies for our on-line programs.  Conversation Buddies take part in our multi-faceted programs which are designed to provide Japanese students with a Canadian cultural experience.

Please note:  this is a volunteer position.  Participants must use their own computer and have experience using Zoom.

If you are interested please fill out the online form below to apply. We look forward to hearing from you!


Thank you for doing a great job, Many!

Many has been active as a GPI North America Conversation Buddy since she was in grade 10. In the summer of 2016, as a second-year university student, she served as a Buddy for 4 groups, and help make the program a success.

She enthusiastically started conversations with Japanese students, made lots of friends, and influenced other Buddies to join students at mealtime – allowing everyone to get to know each other better.

Many used her dance talents to make get-togethers exciting, and as a major in video production, collected photos and created an amazing slide show. GPI North America presented Many with a gift card as a symbol of our gratitude for her amazing efforts.

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