It gives us immense pleasure to share that AFS India conducted the National Level Gateway Orientation for the second batch of students for the prestigious Asia Kakehashi Project from 19th to 20th August 2019 in New Delhi. In total, 17 Indian students and   2 Bhutanese students joined the orientation.

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.

We also want to thank AFS Japan for their continuous support and guidance round the clock. It was our honor to have the First Secretary from the Embassy of Japan, New Delhi Mr. Masahiro Kobayashi for the orientation. He shared his insights about the program and the students had a great time interacting with him.

The orientation was conducted by the staff along with our alumni who shared best practices on various topics like What is Culture?, Ice-Berg Model of Culture, W Curve, Communications Styles, Budgeting, Adjustment Tips, 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 intercultural learning.

Our best wishes to the students for a great exchange!