JAPAN-EAST ASIA NETWORK OF EXCHANGE FOR STUDENTS AND YOUTHS (JENESYS) PROGRAMME
The National Youth Commission in conjunction with the Japan International Cultural Center (JICC) of the Embassy of Japan and the Japan International Cooperation Center (JICE), is now inviting applicants for Student Ambassadors and Supervisors to the “10-day Visit to Japan Programme” as part of the Japan-East Asia Network of Exchange for Students and Youths (JENESYS) Programme.
The JENESYS Programme, funded by the Japanese Government and in partnership with the ASEAN Secretariat, is to deepen understanding of the different facets of the Japanese society including politics, diplomacy, economics and culture and to form the basis of future vision and construct firm solidarity among Asian countries which will promote mutual understanding of the future generation of ASEAN and East Asia Summit member countries.
II. QUALIFICATION OF STUDENT AMBASSADORS
The Qualification of Student Ambassador (referred to as Youth in the Operational Guidelines for the Japan-East Asia Network of Exchange for Students and Youths (JENESYS) Programme 2009/2010) is stated in the abovementioned guideline provided by JICE;
Filipino, single, must be between 16to 18 years old, on or before April 1, 2011(must be born between April 2, 1993 and April 2, 1995);
Of good moral character;
Must be currently enrolled in a college or a university with a Graded Weight Average (GWA) of 2.25 or 85% equivalent, with no failing marks in the preceding semester;
Physically and mentally fit to travel;
Must be a first time traveler to Japan and/or must not have been a grantee or recipient of any NYC funded international travel or Japanese Government grant;
Must be knowledgeable of the history, geography, culture and arts, and the current issues on the Philippines, and fairly knowledgeable in those of Japan and other East Asia countries;
Must be an officer or an active member of a youth organization for at least one (1) year immediately preceding the date of application;
Must be willing to be an active NYC and JICC volunteer after the program to continue to promote the learnings about Japan and the Japanese culture gained from the JENESYS Programme;
Area representation would be based on the place of the college or university enrolled in;
III. APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS FOR STUDENT AMBASSADORS
Two (2) copies of the NYC application forms with passport sized pictures with white background attached to each form (all original, no scanned pictures)
Two (2) copies of JENESYS Entry Form with one face photo sized 45mm x 45mm
Two (2) photocopies of Birth Certificate (from the National Statistics Office-NSO)
Two (2) photocopies of passport, if there is a passport already (page of face photo and personal information. If expired but extended, with a page that states extension as well)
An essay which states the applicants’ a) Reasons for applying; b) Expectations of the programme; c) If chosen, the preparations the applicant will undertake prior to departure; d) environmental situations in the Philippines and his/her views and proposals for its improvement. (Maximum of 100 words, per question)
Two (2) copies of a resume, not more than three (3) pages
Two (2) copies of Certificate of Good Moral, issued by the college or university (1 original and 1 photocopy) and stating that the applicant has a Graded Weight Average (GWA) of 2.25% or 85% equivalent, with no failing marks in the preceding semester.
Completed NYC Volunteer form
A certification from school or organization that the applicant is an officer or active member.