New program descriptions of TOMODACHI U.S.-Japan Youth Exchange Program in 2014 released from the U.S.-Japan Council
3 June 2014
Tokyo, Japan

U.S.-Japan Council has released TOMODACHI U.S.-Japan Youth Exchange Program 2014, along with the post-program highlights in 2013, in their website. Akira Foundation has been the main local partner of this program since its inception.

“In 2014, six DC high school students will be selected for the program; DCPS and charter school students are eligible to apply. The purpose of the exchange is to promote cultural dialogue and understanding between DC and Japanese teens; to provide exposure to social entrepreneurship and organizations promoting social change; and to enhance the students’ leadership skills and global awareness. Japanese language instruction will be included this year. The 2014 program consists of:

  • A five week summer program for DC students, which includes the two-and-a-half week visit of Japanese exchange students from mid-July to early August.
  • Travel to Japan for two-and-a-half weeks in November, which includes the reciprocal student exchange and home stays in Tokyo, as well as a trip to Tohoku, the region impacted by the 2011 tsunami.
  • Regular meetings throughout 2014-15.
  • Student produced final product and presentation.
To learn more about this DC-Japan exchange program, and to keep up with the latest developments, click here.
Source: HP of the U.S.-Japan Council (Japan)