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Kobe–Brisbane Global Student Program—Japan

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Due to circumstances surrounding Covid-19, some Global Opportunities programs may be affected. Please contact global.opportunities@qed.qld.gov.au for further information.

Opportunity overview

Students will travel and experience a 1-week reciprocal immersion program in Brisbane's sister city—Kobe, Japan, visiting cultural and historical places and experience school life.

In reciprocity, the successfully-selected Brisbane school will host students and teachers from the City of Kobe, Japan.

Following an expression of interest process, DE International will select a state high school from Brisbane to participate in this Sister City program for a period of 2 years.

Program details

  • 1-week reciprocal program.
  • The program is open to 8 Queensland students from a selected state high school in Brisbane and provides the opportunity for students to experience a different culture and school life, and improve language skills.
  • Two teacher chaperones from the selected school will accompany the group for the whole program.
  • Accommodation and most meals (homestay) with reciprocal family.
  • Chaperone accommodation (hotel style).
  • Final itinerary and details will be provided in an information session or workshop which the successful students, their families and teacher chaperones are required to attend.
  • Teacher chaperones will be required to assist with the program planning and pre/post-departure tasks.

Program inclusions

  • Return airfares
  • Land travel
  • Travel insurance
  • Accommodation
  • Most meals
  • Visa (if required)

Key dates

Application period: Applications open October (the year before travel).

Travel period: September to October

Application

For schools

Applications are now closed.

Contact

Global Opportunities
Global Engagement Unit
DE International
Phone: (07) 3513 5756
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Last updated 30 September 2020