Japan-East Asia Network of Exchange Students and Youths (JENESYS) Program
Application through the National Youth Commission (NYC) of the Philippines
Deadline: December 31, 2007
The JENESYS Program is an exchange program open to Filipino youths aged 16-17 years old on or before 1 April 2008. The program aims to harness the youths’ full potential through the sharing of experiences and expertise on common youth leadership and practices, as well as, to promote cultural understanding, appreciation and respect among the
youths of all countries involved.
The National Youth Commission shall be recommending 200 Filipino youths to participate in the program. Successful applicants will go to Japan on May 13-22 and 22-29, 2008 with full financial support from the Japan International Cooperation Center.
Applicants should be single; Filipino;of good moral character; currently enrolled in a college or university with General Weighted Average of 2.25 or 85% with no failing marks in the preceding semester; physically and mentally fit to travel; first time traveler to Japan; not have been a grantee or recipient of any NYC funded international tavel or Japanese Government grant; knowledgeable of the history, geography, culture and arts, and the current issues on the Philippines, and fairly knowledgeable in those of
Japan and other East Asian countries; officer or an active member of a youth organization at least one (1) year immediately preceding the date of application; and willing to be an active NYC volunteer after the program to be covered by an appropriate memorandum of agreement and to continue to promote the learning about Japan and the Japanese culture gained from the JENESYS Program.
Required documents include the following: two (2) copies of the application forms (JENESYS entry form, application
form for student ambassadors and nyc volunteer form) with passport sized pictures with white background attached to each forms (all original, no scanned pictures); two (2) copies of resume, not more than 3 pages; two (2) copies of certificate of good moral character, issued by the school (1 original and 1 photocopy); two (2) copies of the certified copies of the grades; two (2) copies of the Police or NBI clearance; four (4) passport sized pictures (not scanned); and completed NYC volunteer forms.
Applications are available at www.youth.net. ph.
For more information, contact Commissioner Princess Abante or Ms. Rochel Ferrancullo atl +63-2-7811163 local 107.
Priscilla Marie Abante
Chairperson, International Committee