[Scholarship Opportunity]: Spring Japan Culture Camp 2023

[Scholarship Opportunity]: Spring Japan Culture Camp 2023

Osaka, Japan, 9 – 13 April 2023

Let’s experience springtime in Japan!!! Get to know about Japanese Culture Or experience to have Inter-cultural learning in line with making a friend. It’s your turn to see and travel to Osaka and Kyoto 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 exchange and cultural program!

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 was started since 2015. 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 exposure program.

Benefits

  1. Pre departure: 1 week Japanese Language Course
  2. Live for 5 days in Osaka, Japan
  3. Learn and understand on Japanese culture directly
  4. Spring Experience
  5. Heritage walking tour around Osaka and Kyoto
  6. Experimental learning
  7. Certificate of participation from AYFN

Activities

  1. Cultural tour activities in Osaka and Kyoto, whereby both cities are well known as the center of Japanese culture.
  2. Visit many interesting places both in Osaka and Kyoto, e.g : Osaka castle, Gion District in Kyoto (Geisha), Namba district, Arashiyama, and etc.
  3. Taste authentic Japanese cuisine (sushi, udon, ramen, etc)
  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 5 days in Osaka, Japan
  4. The camp needs participants who passionate in international friendship and adapt new environment (culture differences) easily

Location of Japan Culture Camp

This camp will take place in Osaka and Kyoto. Both cities are famous as Cultural city in Japan. Participants in the program will have the unique opportunity to experience 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.

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 (3-star hotel and good location). Males and females are accommodated in separate room. To enrich about Japanese Culture (daily life of Japanese), all participants will take public transports (Train and Bus) to go around the city during the camp.

Japan is renowned for its tasty and healthy food.  Who don’t know Sushi, Ramen, Udon, etc? Breakfast and lunch will be provided during the camp. But, for dinner, you should buy by yourselves. 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.

Start and duration of Japan Culture Camp

Pre departure activity: 1 week Japanese Language Class (Online Class)

The camp in Japan will be started on 9 April 2023 (Arrival in Osaka/Kansai International Airport) and will be ended on 13 April 2023. Participants will start their program at 7.30 a.m – 5.00 p.m every day (day 2 – day 4). In the evening, participants will have free time to explore the magnificent of Osaka or go shopping.

Pre Departure : 1 week intensive Japanese Language Class (Online)

DayActivity in Japan
Day 1Arrival in Osaka, Japan (Kansai International Airport)
Hotel Check in start at 15.00
After checking in, participants will get to know each other among participants
Japanese language program
Visit to visit Tsutenkaku
Day 2Visit to Fushimi Inari Taisha
Visit to Osaka Castle
Japanese language
Day 3Visit to Gion area
Visit to Kyomizudera Temple
Food street experience
Day 4Cup noodle making experience
Arashiyama
Bamboo Forest
Day 5Free time until check out time. (Check out at 11.00)
Departure

Japan Culture Camp Participation Scheme

1. SCHOLARSHIP SCHEME

Get a chance to visit Japan free with AYFN Academy. AYFN offers travel grant for selected applicants:

ItemsGoldSilver
Flight Yes (max USD 600)No
Visa feeYes (max USD 50)Yes (max USD 50)
Pre departure Japanese Language Class (Online).
Accommodation in oIsaka, Japan (5D4N) => 2 persons in room.
Meal : Breakfast (4x), Lunch (3x)
Pick up (Kansai Airport or Shin Immamiya 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 administration costs
YesYes
Passport
Dinner
Personal insurance
Personal expenses
NoNo

Requirements:

  • Must be 15 – 35 Years old
  • All nationalities are welcomed
  • Commit to join full program
  • Able to adapt new environment easily
  • Good in writing skills
  • Good in public speaking skills
  • Familiar with social media (Instagram, TikTok)
  • Must have min two of these social media accounts (Instagram or Facebook or Tik Tok or Youtube channel)
  • Willing to write and post your activities involvement during join the camp.
  • Have a good leadership skill
  • Able to communicate in English
  • Health physically and mentally

Required documents:

  • Curriculum Vittae or Resume or Cover Letter
  • Motivation letter
  • Short introduction video (include personal information, family background, travel experiences, achievement, strength and weakness, etc). Please upload into YouTube. You can set the video unlistedly.
  • AYFN E-membership Card (if you are a member of AYFN)

How to apply?

  1. Pay the non-refundable selection fee. PROMO!! (Till 15 December 2022). Member of AYFN: Free of charge. Nonmember of AYFN: USD 8. “CLICK HERE” to pay through Xendit (In Indonesian Rupiah IDR/USD) or “CLICK HERE” to pay through PayPal (In USD). After 15 December 2022 : Normal selection fee is USD 20.
  2. Follow Instagram and TikTok Account of AYFN: @ayfnacademy
  3. Please Register Online here! (Scholarship application)
  4. First round selection: Application and documents
  5. Second round (shortlisted candidates): Interview
  6. Final announcement

Note:

  • DEADLINE OF APPLICATION SUBMISSION: 31 DECEMBER 2022
  • Open for all nationalities and members of AYFN. If you already applied for AYFN Scholarship 2022, you could still apply for this Japan Culture Camp 2023.
  • *AYFN office is located in Indonesia. So, we also provide Indonesian Rupiah Currency to pay the selection fee.
  • Number of scholarship slots: Max 6 slots.

2. Self-funded scheme

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

Member of AYFNNonmember
Early bird (Till 15 December 2022)
USD 650
Early bird (Till 15 December 2022)
USD 700
Normal price
USD 700
Normal price
USD 750

Included and excluded

IncludedExcluded
Pre departure: 1 week Japanese Language Class (Online)
Accommodation (5D4N) in Osaka, Japan (3 star) => 2 persons in a room.
Breakfast (4x), Lunch (3x)
Pick up (Kansai Airport or Shin Immamiya 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 administration costs
Flight ticket expenses to and from Osaka – Japan, from home country
Visa and passport
Dinner
Personal insurance
Personal expenses

Requirements (self-funded scheme)

  • Must be 15 – 35 Years old
  • 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

How to Apply and Participate (self-funded scheme)

  1. Pay the nonrefundable of registration fee in amount of USD 10. Click here to pay (via PayPal) or Click here (via XENDIT)
  2. Please Register Online here! (Self-funded scheme application).
  3. First come, first serviced basis.
  4. Payment 1: Commitment fee (USD 100) to secure slot. ==> Non-Refundable
  5. Rest of payment
  6. This program is LIMITED for maximum 15 participants only.  Application will be closed if the quota is over.

Cancellation and Refund policy

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 ONLY).
  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 30% 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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