DepEd, JICE announce youth exchange opportunities for public school students

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Wednesday, July 2, 2014


IN PARTNERSHIP with Japan International Cooperation Center (JICE), the Department of Education (DepEd) has announced that they will be accepting nominations for an all-expense paid exchange program of public school students to Japan for the school year 2014-2015.

The Japan East-Asia Network for Students and Youths (JENESYS 2.0) is a program of the Japanese government that aims to spread an understanding of Japanese culture and values through exchange programs youth exchange programs.

This year, the program will be accepting a total of 184 students and 16 supervisors whose stay in Japan will be taken care of by the Japanese Government. Applications will be nationally screened and ranked.

Process of application

Interested student applicants must be between 15 to 18 years of age, a bonafide Filipino citizen studying in a public high school. Students are also expected to display a deep interest in the Japanese Culture and preferably with knowledge on the Japanese language. To apply, students must submit two copies of the following: duly accomplished entry forms for the JENESYS 2.0 program with identical white-background passport sized photos (no scanned copies), a recommendation letter issued, signed, and sealed by the school head or school principal, a recommendation letter issued, signed, and sealed from a non-relative, and essays from a given set of essay questions to their respective Division Office.

Interested supervisor applicants must be a bonafide Filipino citizen, under the age of 50 with no criminal or unfavorable disciplinary cases against them. To apply, supervisors must submit two copies of the following: duly accomplished entry forms for the JENESYS 2.0 program with identical white-background passport sized photos (no scanned copies), resume (not longer than 3 pages), certification from the office of the Schools Division Superintendent and the principal permitting the teacher to participate in JENESYS, valid police or NBI clearance (1 original and 1 photo copy), and the necessary legal and administrative documents to their respective Division Office.

Paper Applications, upon receipt, will be screened and short listed per Division, Region and again, nationally. There will be five short listed applicants per region who will be contacted for interviews. (PR)

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