Apply to be an activity mentor on Japan’s government sponsored Youth Empowerment Programme. YOUR ROLE: To assist the leaders on the Japanese youth empowerment programme for Japanese high school students. YOUR REWARD: A chance to explore Japan for free! During the programme, flights, hotel accommodation and almost all other expenses are covered. You will join […]
Apply to be an activity mentor on Japan’s government sponsored Youth Empowerment Programme.
YOUR ROLE: To assist the leaders on the Japanese youth empowerment programme for Japanese high school students.
YOUR REWARD: A chance to explore Japan for free! During the programme, flights, hotel accommodation and almost all other expenses are covered. You will join 19 other Oxbridge students, so this is also an excellent chance to meet like-minded adventurous spirits. Additionally, you are free to fix your own return flight date, so you can stay on and explore the natural beauty of Japan.
Apply soon by 7th November 2016 emailing:
With your Name, Subject, College, and answers to:
1. What makes you a good mentor?
2. Why do you think being empowered is important for a) you and for b) for others generally c) for others in Japan?
3. Outline an activity you want to run which would help students feel more empowered.
4. Dear OAC overall this opportunity excites me because… (optional)
When are the rough dates?
Mentoring from March 13th – March 31st : 10 students
Mentoring from March 20th – April 5th or 6th : 10 students
You can choose your flights to fit the travelling
What does the role entail?
During the programme, our mentors would not be asked to lead activities, but would be on hand to help, guide and generally set an example for the students. The programme organisers have asked for 10 Oxbridge students who are confident and full of positivity to help bring their programme to life. The skills we are looking for in our mentors and the ability to work will with teenagers and with other mentors, to be able to set a good example and give the students something to aspire to be and to be punctual, organised and, most importantly, excited about delivering the best possible experience. An interest in Japanese culture would be nice, but knowledge of the country or language are not pre-requisites.
Who would I stay with?
If selected, you would most likely stay with a local family. Your flights, accommodation and meals will all be provided for over the duration of the programme. While the programme lasts, you would only need spending money if you wanted to go shopping or buy food when you’re out instead of with your family, all other expenses are covered. This is a wonderful way to absorb the culture. The mentors last year loved staying with a host family
How does travelling work?
Your flights there and back will be covered, but you can choose your own return date, so if you wanted to see the country while you were over there, you would be welcome to strike out on your own or with other mentors after the programme was over. Accommodation and food will only be provided for the duration of the programme, however.
How does the application process work?
Apply by the 10th November. We will select the top 30 students across Oxbridge and conduct phone interviews to narrow the list down to 25.
Who are you and have you done it before?
Yes we sent 10 students last year and they had a blast. For more info about this and OAC have a look at our fb page https://www.facebook.com/oxbridgeacademycourses/?hc_ref=PAGES_TIMELINE&fref=nf