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JAPAN CULTURAL CAMP 2017 BY AYFN (AUTUMN)

May 3, 2017   //   by Admin   //   Autumn camp, slider, Upcoming program  //  4 Comments

 

JAPAN CULTURE CAMP #5 (AUTUMN)

 BY ASEAN Youth Friendship Network

Kyoto + Osaka, 4 – 9 December 2017

 

Wanna know about Japanese Culture? Or experience to have Inter-cultural learning in line with making a friend? or just wanna see and travel to Kyoto and Osaka directly? AYFN is delighted to invite you joining our culture camp in Japan. This is a distinguished program that suits your curiosity to have experimental learning!! Youth and cultural program!

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Program description

Japan Culture Camp by AYFN is a cultural learning program designed to give an understanding on culture and social awareness for participants. This program enables participants to learn about Japanese culture in line with making a friend directly. This program is also an avenue to enhance knowledge and skill to face globalization. This is not student exchange, but youth and cultural exchange program.

 Benefits

  1. Live for 6 days in Kyoto, Japan
  2. Learn and understand on Japanese culture directly
  3. International friendship
  4. Sinkansen experience
  5. Heritage walking tour around Kyoto and Osaka
  6. Experience to be like local people
  7. Experimental learning
  8. Certificate of participation from AYFN

Activities

  1. Cultural tour activities in Kyoto and Osaka, whereby both cities are well known as the center of Japanese culture.
  2. Visit many interesting places both in Kyoto or Osaka, e.g : Osaka castle, Gion District in Kyoto (Geisha), Namba district, Arashiyama, and etc.
  3. Taste authentic Japanese cuisine
  4. Walk around heritage area of Kyoto.

How does the Japan Culture Camp will work?

  1. Participants will be met up in Japan
  2. The camp will combine sense of friendship, adventure and cultural awareness
  3. Participants will live for 6 days in Kyoto, Japan
  4. The camp needs participants who passionate in international friendship and adapt new environment (culture differences) easily
Heritage walking activity in Kyoto

Heritage walking activity in Kyoto

 

Location of Japan Culture Camp

This camp will take place in Kyoto and Osaka. Both cities are famous as Cultural city in Japan. Participants in the program will have the unique opportunity to live and study in Kyoto—the historic former capital of Japan, replete with its temples, shrines and traditional gardens. It is our hope that the program will inspire youth to pursue adventurous and productive careers and contribute to the advancement of science.

Start and duration of Japan Culture Camp

This camp will be started in 4 December 2017 (Arrival in Kyoto) and will be ended in 9 December 2017. Participants will start their program at 7.30 a.m – 5.00 p.m every day. In the evening, participants will have free time to explore the magnificent of Kyoto and Osaka or go shopping.

Requirements to take part at Japan Culture Camp

The participants of Japan Culture Camp should meet the criteria as follow:

  1. Must be 15 – 27 Years old
  2. All nationalities are welcomed
  3. Commit to join full program
  4. Able to adapt new environment easily
  5. Able to pay the program fee
  6. Health physically and mentally

How to apply

  1. Please REGISTER ONLINE HERE
  2. Deadline of application: 31 August 2017 before 23.00 (GMT +7). First come, first serviced basis.
  3. This program is LIMTED for maximum 15 participants only. (12 slot available — updated)

 

Visit to Osaka Castle

Visit to Osaka Castle

 

Japan Culture Camp cost

One of the AYFN’s strength is to provide high quality placement program, but still affordable.

Type

Fee

Included

Excluded

 Indonesian Rp 8.500.000
  • Accommodation (6D5N) in the hotel 2/3 star
  • Meals during placement period as indicated on schedule (5 BF, 4 L, 1 D)
  • Pick up (Kansai International Airport, Osaka, or Kyoto Station)
  • All activities indicated on schedule.
  • Entrance ticket to tourism spot
  • Local transportation (Train and Bus)
  • Certificate of participation from AYFN
  • Program supervision
  • In-country 24/7 volunteer support
  • In-country administration costs
  • Flight expenses to and from Japan from Home country
  • Visa and passport
  • Personal insurance
  • Personal expenses
 Non-Indonesian  USD 650
  • Accommodation (6D5N) in the hotel 2/3 star
  • Meals during placement period as indicated on schedule (5 BF, 4 L, 1 D)
  • Pick up (Kansai International Airport, Osaka, or Kyoto Station)
  • All activities indicated on schedule.
  • Entrance ticket to tourism spot
  • Local transportation (Train and Bus)
  • Certificate of participation from AYFN
  • Program supervision
  • In-country 24/7 volunteer support
  • In-country administration costs
  • Flight expenses to and from Japan from Home country
  • Visa and passport
  • Personal insurance
  • Personal expenses

 

*Flight ticket and Visa are EXCLUDED

 

Togetherness and friendshi[ are main concerns of the camp

Togetherness and friendshi[ are main concerns of the camp

 

 

Accommodation and meals during camp

During this camp, participants will be accommodated in hotel with high quality standard. Living conditions in the hotel is very good and very clean. Males and females are accommodated in separate room.

Japan is renowned for its tasty and healthy food.  Who don’t know Sushi, Ramen, Udon, etc? Meals will be provided based on schedule. Meals consist of traditional Japanese dishes (For Muslim participants, we provide meal which not contains pork), which participants generally find to be very generous and tasty. If you have special eating needs, please let us know ahead of time so that we can make arrangements for you. However, we need to stress the point that you should not expect to eat as you normally do at home. We will do our best to see that you are well taken care of, but also as a participant, there is a need to be flexible. There are numerous amazing restaurants throughout Kyoto and Osaka which you will be directed to by program staff if you wish to eat out occasionally.

 

Itinerary

 Day 1  Arrival in Kansai International Airport, Osaka, Transfer to accommodation and check in. Free time. Campers can go around Kyoto.
 Day 2  Start the day by having light breakfast to energize body and mind. In the morning, we will pay visit to Kyoto University (one of the oldest and finest universities in Japan). We will stroll around the campus. Then, to fill up our stomach by having lunch at University canteen or local restaurant. In the afternoon, we will visit Fushimi Inari shrine. The beautiful shrine.
 Day 3  After having light breakfast, let’s visit Yasaka Shrine, also known as Gion Shrine, is one of the most famous shrines in Kyoto. Founded over 1350 years ago, the shrine is located between the popular Gion District and Higashiyama District, and is often visited by tourists walking between the two districts. Lunch will be at Halal ramen restaurant. After having a lunch, let’s move to Gion where you can capture the traditional houses of Japan. In the evening, we will visit Shijo area to go shopping.
 Day 4  Wow,,, it’s time to experience Shinkansen Bullet Train. The fastest train. We will take the train from Kyoto Station to Shin Osaka station. To enrich our knowledge about Japan’s History, let’s explore Osaka Castle. The huge castle surrounded by park and located nearby Osaka Business district. Tired to explore Osaka castle? No worry. Sushi is awaiting you at Sinsahbashi area. We will finish our day to go shopping around Namba.
 Day 5  Relax a while in Kyoto by visiting Bamboo forest and Arasiyama.
 Day 6  Fly back home

 

Program Cancellation by organizer

  1. ASEAN Youth Friendship Network (AYFN) reserves the right to cancel a program due to low enrollment or other circumstances which would make the program non-viable.
  2. If AYFN cancels a program, registrants will be offered a full refund (program fee).
  3. Should circumstances arise that result in the postponement of a program, AYFN has the right to either issue a full refund or transfer registration to the same program at the new, future date.

 

Registration Cancellation by Participant

  1. The following penalties shall apply, if otherwise specified.  If you cancel more than 30 days before scheduled program departure in Japan, the cancellation charge will be 20% of the listed program fare. If you cancel 15-29 days before scheduled program departure in Japan, the cancellation charge will be 70% of the listed program fare.  If you cancel 1-14 days before scheduled program departure in Japan, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed program fare.
  2. No show will be considered as a cancellation on program departure date
  3. Cancellations received after the stated deadline will not be eligible for a refund.
  4. Refunds will not be available for registrants who choose not to attend a program.
  5. Cancellations will be accepted in writing only and must be received by the stated cancellation deadline.
  6. All refund requests must be made by the attendee.
  7. Refund requests must include the name of the attendee and/or transaction number.
  8. These above policies apply to all AYFN program unless otherwise noted in the corresponding program materials. Please read all individual program information thoroughly.

 

 

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Cultural visit to Fushimi Inari Shrine

 

 

For further information

Mr. Setiawan +62 857 2926 8734 (WA, Call, Text)

Operations hour: 09.00 – 17.00 WIB/GMT+7

 

 

KOREA CULTURAL CAMP BY AYFN 2017 (AUTUMN)

May 3, 2017   //   by Admin   //   Autumn Program, slider, Upcoming program  //  No Comments

 

Korea Cultural Camp by AYFN

Seoul, South Korea

23 – 28 October 2017

 

OVERVIEW OF THE PROGRAM

Experience Korea this autumn with the AYFN’s Korea Cultural Camp Program. This program is open to students/youth and learners desiring a short-term immersion program in Korean language and Korean culture. Prior knowledge of English is not required for students to participate in this program.

With the goal of increasing foreign students’ understanding of The Republic of South Korea, The AYFN Exchange Academy and local NGO are offering an invaluable Korean learning cultural immersion program. The program combines Korean language training with daily activities and cultural excursions to enhance the Korean experience. It’s open to international students with any level of Korean language ability

This entails a program which is specifically designed to offer Korean classes for students/youth from ages 15-27, as well as a chance for these students to gain a cultural understanding of Korea. This will be done through both visiting famous Seoul attractions and partaking in typical cultural activities such as experiencing Korean tradition (wear handbook), making your own Korean dumplings or learning about traditional Korean Calligraphy.

Our aim is to inspire the students to open their minds to other cultures and recognize the importance of language learning at the same time. We want the students to end their trip by leaving with a better knowledge of Korea and a firm basis of the Korea language.

 

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BENEFITS

  • Live for 6 days in Seoul, Korea
  • Learn and understand Korean culture directly
  • Heritage walking tour around Seoul
  • Experience to be like local people by experiencing the local traditions
  • Experimental learning
  • Certificate of participation from AYFN

 

ACTIVITIES

Korean language learning:

We offer classes for beginners. Participants can start learning from Korean basics, including self-introduction, greetings, listening, and basic conversations. The classes will promote interactive learning.  Furthermore, the participants will have opportunities to interact with local people to practice daily conversations.

 

Korean Language Class

Korean Language Class

 

Korean culture learning:

Participants will have a chance to make Kimchi (the famous dish of Korea) as well as experience the culture by joining cultural activities such as wear Hanbook, etc. In addition, participants will also visit places in Seoul where they can experience and learn about history, culture and society of Korea. Seoul tour includes Gyeongbokgung palace, Bukchon Village, etc.

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Experience hanbook

 

ITINERARY

 Day 1 After arriving at the airport and checking in at your hotel. This will be followed by a meet and greet session and an explanation about the program as well as introduction to Korea.
 Day 2 Classes start at 8 in the morning every day. The first day topics are greetings and other basic Korean. After finishing language class, we will move to Buckhon Hanook Village to understand more on Korean Traditional Houses as well as wear Hanbook. In the afternoon we visit the insadong gil and Namsan Tower to see the magnificent scenery of Seoul City. In the evening, students will have free time to explore Seoul.*Breakfast and lunch included
 Day 3 After classes in the morning, we will pay visit to Gwanghanmun square. In the afternoon, we will visit Gyeongbokgung palace to know more about the Korean History. In  the evening, students will have free time*Breakfast and lunch included
 Day 4 In the morning, we will have language class and calligraphy class. In the afternoon students will have a chance to make a kimchi.*Breakfast included
 Day 5 This day is leisure time to enjoy the Lottee world. The biggest amusement park in Seoul. Let’s be happy. In the evening, we will have a farewell dinner.*Breakfast and dinner included
 Day 6 It’s time to go back home

 

 

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Visit to Palace

 

PROGRAM DATES:

The Korea Cultural Camp will be held on 23 – 28 October 2017

 

APPLICANT ELIGIBILITY:

The participants of Korea Cultural Camp should meet the criteria as follow:

  • Students/youth (15 – 27 years old), interested in Korean language and culture.
  • All nationalities are welcomed
  • Commit to join full program
  • Able to adapt new environment easily
  • Able to pay the program fee
  • Health physically and mentally

 

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

  1. REGISTER ONLINE HERE
  2. The committee will review your application and contact you to conduct “interview test” by AYFN team (if needed).
  3. if you are selected and invited, please make a first payment to secure slot.
  4. Deadline of application is 31 August 2017

 

NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS:

15 participants (selected by AYFN).

 

EXPENSES:

One of the AYFN’s strength is to provide high quality placement program, but still in an affordable range of fee. To join Korea Cultural Camp (6 Days program), participants must pay:

Type

All in

(plus flight ticket and Visa)

Without air plane ticket and Visa

 Indonesian  Rp 16.000.000,-  Rp 8.500.000,-
 Non Indonesian  -  USD 650

Program cost should be paid after acceptance process and to be transferred to ASEAN Youth Friendship Network to secure the slot.

Scheme of payment:

Down payment : 50 %

Final payment : 1 September 2017

What do participants’ fees for?

  1. Flight ticket Jakarta to Seoul return (All in only)
  2. Visa of Korea (All in only)
  3. Accommodation (6D5N) at 3 star hotel
  4. Meals during placement period as indicated on schedule (BF and Lunch only)
  5. Airport pick up and transfer (Incheon International Airport) by bus
  6. T Money to take local public transportation (metro train and bus) in amount of KRW 40,000
  7. Korean language and culture class
  8. Travel session (Gyeongbokgung palace, Namsan Tower, Kyunghee University, Nami Island, Myeongdong, Buckhon Hanook Village)
  9. Kimchi cooking class
  10. Hanbook costume rent
  11. Admission tickets to tourism places indicated on the schedule
  12. Certificate of participation from AYFN
  13. Program supervision
  14. AYFN’s souvenir

 

What additional cost should participants have?

Passport  fee, travel insurance, personal expenses, minibar in hotel, over stay, meal ins not listed on schedule,etc

 

Airport pick up at Incheon International Airport.

Airport pick up at Incheon International Airport.

 

 

ACCOMMODATION AND MEAL DURING CAMP

During this camp, participants will be accommodated in a Hotel in order to enable participants to get good living condition. The accommodations are a popular and a very sociable option as you get to live and socialize with other participants and local people.  Living conditions in the hotel  is very good and very clean. Males and females are accommodated in separate room.

 

We concern about accommodation. During the program, participants will be accommodated at 3 star hotel, The Hotel Designers Cheongnyangni.

We concern about accommodation. During the program, participants will be accommodated at 3 star hotel, The Hotel Designers Cheongnyangni.

 

Korea is renowned for its tasty and healthy food.  Meals will be provided based on schedule. Meals consist of traditional Korean dishes (For Muslim participants, we provide meal which not containing pork), which participants generally find to be very generous and tasty. If you have special diet requirements, please let us know ahead of time so that we can make arrangements for you. However, we need to emphasize the point that you should not expect to eat as you normally do at home. We will do our best to see that you are well taken care of, but also as a participant, there is a need to be flexible. There are numerous amazing restaurants throughout Seoul which you will be directed to by program staff if you wish to eat out occasionally.

 

Further information, you can contact the PIC

Mr. Setiawan (+62 857 2926 8734)