28 October – 05 November 2008
After five successful international youth summits held in South Korea, Japan, Taiwan, Russia and Thailand, the Asian Youth Forum International is now organizing the 6th AYF International Summit, which will be held in Tokyo, Japan this Fall 2008 at the National Olympics Memorial Youth Center.
The Asian Youth Forum International Summit (AYF) is a week-long youth event, which will bring together university or college-aged young people and youth from across Asia for academic seminars, intercultural workshops, social events and interpersonal exchanges.
The aim of bringing the young people of Asia together in this exchange programs is to promote international understanding, intercultural communication and leadership skills through the medium of English-as-an-international-language.
The AYF International Summit (AYF 6 or AYF 2008) will be held as part of a Pan-Asian Conference (PAC 7) on language teaching to be hosted by the Japan Association for Language Teaching (JALT).
Participation is open to university or college-aged students/youth (aged 18 – 25)
Applicants must have good English proficiency
Applicants must be Asian country national/citizen from the Asian region
Applicants must have a special interest in Asian peoples, cultures and issues
WHAT TO SUBMIT
A completed AYF application form
A digital ID photo (taken within the last 6 months)
A letter of recommendation (from a teacher or other adult)
SUBMIT ALL REQUIREMENTS TO: firstname.lastname@example.org
July 15, 2008 5:00PM (Manila, Philippines Time)
NOTIFICATION OF ACCEPTANCE
Successful applicants will be notified via e-mail, post or phone in late summer / early fall 2008 and asked to confirm their attendance to officially register for AYF 6. Due to the volume of applicants, confirmation by participants after notification is required to guarantee their slots.
The Asian Youth Forum is aimed at young people in Asia. We are sorry that, due to limited funds and facilities, we are unable to deal with applications from youth in Africa, Europe, North and Latin America and other parts of the world.
Before coming to Japan, participants will be given an orientation about the conference schedule, things to prepare, and their duties and responsibilities as AYF delegates.
All information in the form will be used for AYF selection only and will be kept confidential.
AYF participants will have to pay two costs
(1) round-trip travel expenses from their home to the host country venue
(2) a participation fee of US $200 (for AYF program, meals & accommodation)
Download application form at: http://asianyouthforum.org/docs/AYF6%20Application%20Form%201.doc
For those applying travel grants, visit: http://asianyouthforum.org/docs/AYF6%20Scholarship%20Application%20Form%202.doc