Hi there. We are Zentern. A happy group of people making sure you’re having the best internship experience in Japan. We speak English, Japanese, Spanish, French and German. We love the usual because they’re the best things: food, travel and getting to know new people (and beating new interns with Mario Kart).
We all have experience interning abroad and working / studying in different countries such as Japan, the USA, the Netherlands, Australia, Canada and Mexico.
Our team knows the best ins-and-outs of Tokyo. We have been in your shoes before!
You can find out more about us below.
The person you will talk with most of the time before coming to Japan. Noa has interned at a "typical" Japanese company for 5-months and knows all the ins-and-outs of culture shock, settling down in a foreign country and mastering the art of Tokyo's transportation. Originally from The Netherlands, Noa speaks fluent Japanese, English and Dutch. She has lived in the Netherlands, the USA, Australia and Japan. Love food? Noa would be the right living restaurant guide you might find. She loves traveling, exploring new places and cycling (we guess it's in the Dutch's DNA).
Meet our superstar, Satomi. You will meet her in person once you have arrived in Tokyo. She organizes some of our events and is usually busy talking with our host companies establishing fruitful partnerships. Satomi is always excited getting to know our Zenterns. She's the best mentor you can find on Japanese culture and language.
Perhaps our most international team member. Terry has traveled through Europe, Asia, Oceania and Latin-America. He loves to meet people from different culture and has lived and worked in Mexico, the Netherlands and Japan. With a huge passion for cooking, salsa, chess, footsal and running, Terry is an awesome guide on sports, dancing and where to get the right ingredients. Terry is our business developer and is in touch with interns, companies and universities. Be prepared: after your introduction, he might ask you if you play online chess too! (Our advise? Don't do it unless your name is Magnus!).
Before settling down in Tokyo, Ixchel has lived in Mexico and Canada. She has internship experience in Japan too and always comes up with the best ideas for our events. She loves UFO machines, horror movies, concerts, yoga, reading and video games. Ixchel is the right person to ask tips from if you're not sure what to do with weekends in Tokyo.
Our brilliant artist from down under! Sarah visits Japan more often than official foreign delegations do and we couldn't be happier. A natural talent when it comes to animation and design. She is also a great senpai, loves cute stuff and your best guide on Tokyo's kawaii and art scene.
COMING SOON. In the meantime, you can see that we can also be very “kawaii” (cute).