It gives us immense pleasure to share that AFS India conducted the National Level Gateway Orientation for the first batch of students for the prestigious Asia Kakehashi Project at AFS India National Office from 20th to 21st August 2018.

Our heartfelt gratitude to the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) for this wonderful scholarship and opportunity to the students. It was a great experience to recruit students not only from India but also from Bhutan, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Nepal.

Participants on this program will build their global competence and become the future leader by spending an exciting time studying abroad in Japan! They will get to live with a host family or in a dorm, and will attend a Japanese high school and make friends with the Japanese peers. All this will help the participant improve their Japanese speaking skills, academic prospects, and intercultural fluency.

We also want to thank AFS Japan for their continuous support and guidance round the clock.

The orientation was conducted by the staff along with our alumni who shared best practices on various topics like Ice Berg, W Curve, Communications styles etc. The orientation had a broader vision to prepare the participants with the right expectation from the Program with a focus on understanding the concepts of the intercultural learning. Our best wishes to the students for a great exchange program!

Who is funding this scholarship? 

AFS Japan has been appointed by the national Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) to run the Kakehashi project, focused on facilitating intercultural exchange and understanding between teenagers in Japan and 20 other Asian countries. This government-sponsored program will provide full scholarships for 1,000 Asian high school students to study in Japan’s public high schools over the next five years. Together with 40,000 of their Japanese peers, these students will develop greater global competence and understanding of each other’s countries.