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[Do you want to live in Japan?]

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 or early July 2019.

Applying is easy, you’ll need a current valid passport and permission from your parents and preference is given those both reside and attend a Timaru District High School.

You can either write us a piece (150-200 words) on why you would be the best person to represent our district in Japan along with a current photo.

Approx airfare cost to the student $3000 + taxes and optional personal spending ($250-500). There will be no accommodation cost as you will be home-hosted with a Japanese family.

Applications close on Friday 23 November. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview at end of November 2018. Whilst a knowledge of Japanese language & culture is not a pre-requisite, an affinity with Japanese culture would be an advantage.

For further information please contact Barrie Suter  688-5501 (bazsuter@xtra.co.nz),  Eric Lindblom 615-8680 (lindblom@xtra.co.nz) or Nachiko Schollum 684-7997 (nachiko@xtra.co.nz).

How to Apply

You can apply online using our application form.

Before you start the form, you'll need:

  • A photo of yourself (in JPG format)
  • 2 Separate Written references (in DOC, PDF or TXT format)
  • A filled in permission slip (available below)
  • Either: a) A written piece to upload, b) A video to upload, c) a link to a video on youtube

Alternatively, download the application form below and email to bazsuter@xtra.co.nz

Or post to: Eniwa Exchange Trip
Timaru Sister City Committee 
c/- Barrie Suter 
191 Douglas Street 
Timaru 7910



[Thank you!]

Publish Date: 27 Sep 2017