By Mrs Kerri Doy | Posted: Wednesday October 25, 2017
Do you love Japanese culture? Well, you could have a chance to live it thanks to our sister city Eniwa in Hokkaido!
We’re looking for three secondary school students to go on a three week escorted Educational and Cultural Exchange to Eniwa, Hokkaido, Japan in June 2018.
Applying is easy, you’ll need a current valid passport and permission from your parents and preference is given those who attend a Timaru District School.
You can either write us a piece (150-200 words) or do a short video (1-2 minutes) on why you would be the best person to represent our district in Japan.
Approx airfare cost to the student $3,000 + taxes and optional personal spending ($250-500), but travel subsidies may be available. There will be no accommodation cost as you will be home-hosted with a Japanese family.
Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview at end of November 2017. Whilst a knowledge of Japanese language & culture is not a pre-requisite, an affinity with Japanese culture would be an advantage.
You can apply on-line at: Timaru.govt.nz/eniwaexchange
Or download the application form and email to [email protected]