Open for Application.
Please vet through the Asia Kakehashi Project Application Terms and Conditions before applying.
Program Name: Asia Kakehashi Project
Cost: Full Scholarship
Program Start Date: August 2021
Program End Date: March 2022
Placement: Hosted by Japanese high school with homestay or dorm-stay
Duration: 8 months
Application Deadline: 15th February 2021
Develop global competence of Japanese high school students through intercultural experiences without going abroad.
Provide Asian high school students educational and cultural experiences in Japan.
China/ Korea / Mongolia / Thailand/ Laos / Cambodia / Myanmar / Bhutan /Malaysia/ Singapore / Philippines/ Brunei / Indonesia/ India/ Sri Lanka / Nepal / Pakistan/ Bangladesh / Maldives
You do not need to be the best academically as we are looking for people who are able to adapt, are open and willing to share their culture as well as learn a new one.
Minimum acceptance criteria:
– Age requirement: Between 15 to 18 years of age.
Date of Birth: born between April 2, 2003 and March 31, 2006
The age requirement is set as such due to the visa and school requirement in Japan. Student need to be in certain age during their arrival.
– Still be at school whilst in the application process
– Be in good physical and mental health
– Be open minded, mature and ready for a challenge
– Academically highly motivated, top-quartile students
– Be prepared to continue your schooling in a foreign country, and be committed to learn the language
– Be adaptable, responsible and flexible
– Be a keen learner and experience the world!
– Believe and understand the mission of AFS; become a global citizen by going on one of our programs
– Japanese learners or willing to learn Japanese
– Financially needed
– Potential to be future leaders of sending countries
“We will provide opportunities for Asian high school students studying Japanese to live in Japan for ten months. This will be at a scale of 1,000 students over the next five years.”
– Prime Minister Shinzo Abe