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Kobe-Brisbane Student Exchange Program - Japan

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Opportunity overview

Students will travel and experience a 1-week reciprocal culture immersion study tour 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.

Program details

  • One-week reciprocal study tour.
  • Following an expression of interest process DE International will select a state high school from Brisbane to participate in this program for a period of 2 years.
  • The study tour 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 tour.
  • 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 and teacher chaperones are required to attend.
  • Teacher chaperones will be required to assist with the tour planning and pre-departure sessions.
  • Students must have prior parent/guardian consent.

Program inclusions

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

Key dates

Application period

Applications are now closed.

Travel period

September / October.

Application

For Schools

Schools in Brisbane may submit an expression of interest to undertake this tour to Kobe, Japan and host visiting students and teachers from Kobe, Japan.

For students

Who can apply?

The selected state high school from Brisbane will run a selection process Year 10 to 12 students studying Japanese.

How to apply

Not applicable. Selected state high school will select students.

For teachers

Who can apply?

Current teachers teaching at the same selected state high school as the students.

How to apply

Not applicable. The selected state high school will select teachers.

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Last updated 16 July 2019