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[Do you want to live in Japan?]

2024 Eniwa, Japan Exchange applications are now open!

Do you love Japanese culture? Well you could have a chance to live it thanks to our sister city Eniwa in Japan!

We have an amazing opportunity for three secondary school students to go on a three week escorted Educational and Cultural Exchange to Eniwa,  Japan in June 2024.

Applying is easy. You’ll need a current valid passport and permission from your parents/guardians.

You can either write us a submission (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.

Approximate airfare cost for the student is $3,000 + taxes and optional personal spending ($250-500), but travel subsidies may be available. There will be no accommodation cost as students will be home-hosted with a Japanese family.

Applications close on Friday 8th December 2023.

Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview once applications close.

Whilst a knowledge of Japanese language & culture is not a pre-requisite, an affinity with Japanese culture would be an advantage.

Following the exchange the students are expected to give a presentation of their experience at a Council meeting.

For further information please contact Alesia Cahill at Timaru District Council, alesia.cahill@timdc.govt.nz or 03 687 7446

How to Apply

You can apply online using our application form.

Before you start the form, you'll need:

  • 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 alesia.cahill@timdc.govt.nz


[Thank you!]

Last updated: 06 Jun 2024