JENESYS 2-0 Project Information session generates interest among USP students to apply for trip to Japan

Two information sessions on the JENESYS 2.0 Project was held on 24 and 26 April 2013, at the AusAID performance space on Laucala Campus.? The purpose of the information sessions was to provide students with the necessary information on the JENESYS 2.0 Project and to encourage them to apply for the opportunity to visit Japan.

The JENESYS 2.0 Project (Japan East-Asia Network for Students and Youths) is a partnership between USP and the Government of Japan to send more than 350 students from 14 Pacific Island Countries s to Japan for two weeks on short study tours.

The Project promotes people-to-people exchange which will lead to strengthening friendship and deepening mutual understanding between Japanese and Pacific Island youth.

The groups will travel in sequence between June and October this year.? The first group of 19 participants travelled from March 28th ? April 5th, 2013 and some participants were present at the information session to share their experience and lessons learned whilst in Japan.

The response from students have been overwhelming and encouraging as the information session certainly generated an increase in the interest from students to apply for this wonderful opportunity to visit Japan.

The presenters at the information session were Ms Nobuko Iwatani, First Secretary at the Embassy of Japan, Sera Vada-Pareti, Project Coordinator for the JENESYS 2.0 Project, participants from Group one ? GayleneOsbourne, LorissaHazelman and RatuPoasaVeidreyaki. A short video documentary compiled by participants Calvin Rore and RaijieliBulatale was well received and thoroughly enjoyed by the students.

A second information session is scheduled for 26th April at 12pm at the AusAID performance space to generate further interest on the JENESYS 2.0 Project.

Applications for the JENESYS 2.0 Project will close on 30 April, 2013.?? For more information, please visit www.usp.ac.fj/jenesys2

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