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Eniwa Exchange


[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 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 $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 10 November. 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.

For further information please contact Barrie Suter  688-5501 (,  Eric Lindblom 615-8680 ( or Nachiko Schollum 684-7997 (

You can apply on-line here.

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 (Download here)
  • Either: a) A written piece to upload, b) A video to upload, c) a link to a video on youtube

Or download the application form and email to



[Thank you!]

Publish Date: 27 Sep 2017