Would you be interested in establishing lasting friendships with Japanese students that are studying in Canada? GPI North America is currently recruiting Conversation Buddies for our Spring and Summer Programs –we offer paid positions to high school/secondary students and limited volunteer positions for elementary and middle school or junior high school students. Conversation Buddies take part in English lessons and other activities, and developing strategies towards communicating effectively with Japanese students in English is an important part of each participant’s role.

Our programs are mainly based in Ottawa, Niagara Falls, Red Deer, Calgary, Richmond, Surrey, Maple Ridge, Coquitlam, Delta, Langley, Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Nanaimo, and Cloverdale.

Please fill out the online form below to apply. We look forward to hearing from you!



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