WINTER JAPAN CULTURE CAMP 2020 (Fully funded and Self funded scheme)

Osaka + Kyoto, 19 – 23  January 2020

 

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 winter culture camp in Japan. This is a distinguished program that suits your curiosity to have experimental learning!! Youth 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 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 5 days in Osaka, Japan
  2. Learn and understand on Japanese culture directly
  3. Winter Experience
  4. Local Transport experience
  5. Heritage walking tour around Kyoto and Osaka
  6. Experience to be like local people
  7. Experimental learning
  8. E-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 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 live in Osaka and 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 19 January 2020 (Arrival in Osaka) and will be ended in 23 January 2020. 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.

 

AYFN offers two scheme of participation :

1. SCHOLARSHIP SCHEME

Scholarship scheme will benefit for selected applicants. AYFN will waive the program fee and travel expense. There  will be selection process to get this opportunity (limited slots). AYFN will select the candidates using some assessments (documents review, creativity assessment (video making) and online interview)

Awardee will get :

  • Flight ticket from home country (capital city) to Osaka (Japan) return (economy class).
  • Accommodation (5D4N) in Osaka, Japan.
  • Meal (Breakfast and Lunch)
  • Pick up  (Kansai International Airport, Osaka)
  • All activities indicated on schedule.
  • Entrance ticket to tourism spot
  • Local transportation (Train and Bus)
  • E-Certificate of participation from AYFN
  • Program supervision
  • In-country administration costs

Excluded in the scholarship

  • Dinner
  • Personal expenses
  • Airport transfer after the program ends (From hotel to airport)
  • Visa and passport

Requirements to apply Winter Japan Culture Camp 2020

The applicants of  Winter Japan Culture Camp 2020 should meet the criteria as follow:

  1. Must be 15 – 35 Years old
  2. All nationalities are welcomed to apply
  3. Commit to join full program
  4. Able to adapt new environment easily
  5. Able to pay the application (selection) fee
  6. Health physically and mentally

How to apply this opportunity

1.  Prepare these documents ( All documents must be in English) :

  • Curriculum Vittae
  • Motivation letter
  • Letter of Recommendation
  • Certificates of achievement
  • Color photo

2. Pay the NON REFUNDABLE application (selection) fee.

  • Non member of AYFN : USD 15
  • Member of AYFN : USD 10

Type of payment



If your country is not listed at above method, you can pay via goers. Click here to pay. Note: The rate is indicated in Indonesian Rupiah as our office of AYFN is located in Indonesia. However, we have converted the currency plus service charge.

Note : You are required to pay using Credit/debit card (Visa, MasterCard, Union pay). We don’t accept payment by cash and other methods. This payment is non refundable if your application is rejected. If you don’t have kind of the cards, you can use your relatives/friends/family card to pay. But make sure to use your own email address when you would like to pay. It will ease us to validate your payment. 

3. Payment confirmation : Please confirm your payment here  . AYFN will send you registration ID number if the payment is successfully validated. You are required to insert the registration number to register online.

4. Register online here.  Please ensure you have had the Registration ID number before filling up the application form. Otherwise, your application will not be processed.

5. Deadline of Application and announcement phase 1

  • Wave 1 (closed), 1st round announcement: 20 September 2019
  • Wave 2 (21 September – 10 October). Deadline of application fee payment is on 10 October. Deadline of submission is 15 October 2019.

6. 2nd round selection : personal video making, 3rd round selection : Online Interview by Skype

7. Final announcement : 20 November 2019

 

2. SELF FUNDED SCHEME

If you wish to join this program without selection. AYFN also accepts Self funded application. 

The applicants of  Winter Japan Culture Camp 2020 should meet the criteria as follow:

  1. Must be 15 – 35 Years old
  2. All nationalities are welcomed to apply
  3. Commit to join full program
  4. Able to adapt new environment easily
  5. Able to pay the program fee and other expenses
  6. Health physically and mentally

The program fee is USD 550 (non member), USD 475 (Member of AYFN).

Included :

  • Accommodation (5D4N) in Osaka, Japan.
  • Meal (Breakfast and Lunch)
  • Pick up  (Kansai International Airport, Osaka)
  • All activities indicated on schedule.
  • Entrance ticket to tourism spot
  • Local transportation (Train and Bus)
  • E-Certificate of participation from AYFN
  • In-country administration costs

Excluded

  • Flight to Japan
  • Dinner
  • Personal expenses
  • Airport transfer after the program ends (From hotel to airport)
  • Visa and passport

How to register as SELF FUNDED scheme :

  1. Pay the booking fee  (USD 50) to reserve slots (we only have 10 slots) . Click here to pay.
  2. Fill up the application form here
  3. Confirmation
  4. Process your visa
  5. Departure to Japan

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. 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 will be provided during the camp. But, for lunch and 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.

 

Itinerary

 Day 1 Pick up at Kansai International Airport(11.00 – 15.00). The hotel check in will be at 15.00. After check in, let’s  have immersion trip to Dotonburi, Namba
 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, 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.  let’s move to Gion where you can capture the traditional houses of Japan.
 Day 3  After having light breakfast, 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. Let’s have lunch (Ramen).  Then let’s move to Fushimi Inari Taisha, the beautiful shrine in Kyoto.
 Day 4  Let’s have a memorable activity by visiting Cup Noodle Museum. You woll have a chance to make your own cup noodle. Lunch will be provided at near by the museum. After that, Relax a while in Kyoto by visiting Bamboo forest and Arashiyama.
 Day 5  Let’s have farewell breakfast at Hotel restaurant. The, check out and Fly back home

 

 

For further information

Mr. Setiawan +62 812 2603 3206 (Text only, NO CALL).

Email : ayfn.hq@gmail.com

Operations hour: 09.00 – 17.00 WIB/GMT+7

 

 

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