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Saitama 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

The Saitama Prefectural Board of Education and the Department of Education have partnered to provide an opportunity for 3 high-achieving Year 11 Queensland state high school students of STEM and Japanese language subjects to travel to Saitama to undertake a unique, international learning opportunity.

Program details

  • 2-week program.
  • The program is open to 3 Queensland (state) high school students in Year 11 and provides the opportunity for students to experience a different culture and school life, and improve language skills.
  • Two teacher chaperones will accompany the group for the duration of the program.
  • The chaperones have professional development opportunities with a 2-week placement within a Japanese school in Saitama, see Queensland Guest Teacher Program to Saitama for more information.
  • Accommodation and most meals (homestay).
  • Final itinerary and details will be provided in an information session or workshop which the successful students and their families are required to attend.
  • Teacher chaperones will be required to assist with the program planning and pre/post-departure tasks.
  • Students must have parent/guardian consent to submit an application.
  • Student applications need to be submitted via the school and only 1 student application per school will be accepted.

Program inclusions

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

Key dates

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

Travel period: September to October (September school holidays)

Application

For students

Applications are now closed.

For teachers

Applications are now closed.

Contact

Global Opportunities
Global Engagement Unit
DE International
Phone: (07) 3513 5756

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Last updated 29 October 2020