The Japan-America Society of Georgia is seeking four Georgia students to participate in the 24th Annual Asian-Pacific Children’s Convention in Fukuoka, Japan, July 13-25.
In a letter sent to educators throughout the state, the society said that two boys and two girls, age 10 or 11, would be sent to the convention under the fully funded exchange program.
The Japan-America Society here is serving as the Georgia liaison office for the Asian-Pacific Children’s Convention, which has its own financial organization to support its projects.
The four students who are selected will join more than 300 other “Junior Ambassadors” from around the world for two weeks of cultural and language exchange, home stays, sightseeing and sporting events.
Applicants must meet participation criteria and eligibility requirements and submit a two-page essay of no more than two pages on why they should be chosen.
Additionally, all applicants are requested to submit a single drawing representing the theme, “We are the BRIDGE: We connect dreams around the world.”
Applicants also are to provide a letter of recommendation from his or her teachers or another adult who is not the student’s parent or guardian.
The deadline for applications is Feb. 3.
A chaperone for the Georgia students also is being sought. Applicants for this position must send a letter to the society explaining why they should be considered and a resume outlining pertinent experience.
The convention is to pay travel and accommodation expenses for this position as well.
Kazuyoshi Domoto, the society’s executive director, and Maki Murahashi, office administrator, also may be contacted at 404-842-1400.