International Japanese Camp in Thailand 2018

International Japanese Camp in Thailand 2018 is an educational camp where high school students from various countries gather together to engage in project-based learning. A characteristic of the camp is this “Project-Based” approach, with the goal of building and improving upon students’ 21st Century skills. Through the Japanese-learners from various countries coming together, using active learning to work on and present solutions to a problem, they will aim to acquire 21st Century skills and increase international exchange.

Theme: “What is waste? The 3Rs – Let’s Work Together!”

An important problem affecting the entire world is the environmental issues caused by waste. Even within schools, great attention is paid to waste-related problems, and is part of the daily lives of students. At this camp, using Japanese as a tool for communication, students will learn about current waste related issues and discuss solutions to the problems for the sake of working towards building a better environment in the future.

Period:

May 1 (Tues) to 5 (Sat), 2018

  • On-site registration for the event will take place on April 30th (Mon)
  • Please click here for the full schedule (tentative)
Location:

The Royal River Hotel, Bangkok (http://royalriverhotel.com/)

  • Approximately 1 hour by car from Suvarnabhumi International Airport
Organizer:

Thai Ministry of Education Office of the Basic Education Commission Bureau of General Administration and the Japan Foundation, Bangkok

Host School:

Suankularb Wittayalai Nonthaburi School (Bangkok)

Participating Countries:

Approximately 30 including the 10 ASEAN countries (Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Singapore, Brunei), South Korea, China, Australia, India, America, other countries with a Japan Foundation office, and Japan (planned)

Participants:

5-6 students and 1-2 teachers from each country

  • While multiple schools can participate, we ask that at least 1 teacher from participating students’ schools is in attendance.
  • In total: 100 Thai students, 80 international students (including 20 Japanese students), 20 Thai teachers, 22 international teachers, 10-20 teachers from the organizing committee
  • There will be 20 groups of 8 (approx. 5 Thai students and 3 international students)
Financial Responsibilities of Participants:

The Thai Ministry of Education will cover living expenses (accommodations and meals) for participants during the course of the camp as well as transportation from the airport to the hotel on April 30th. All other living expenses and travel expenses (both international and domestic, including transportation to the airport from the hotel) are the responsibility of the participants, and no financial support is expected to be provided by local Japan Foundation offices of the participants’ countries.

Eligibility Requirements:
  • For students: We estimate that 5-6 students who meet the below requirements will be selected from each country.
    • Grades 10 – 12 at the time of the camp (approximately 16-18 years old)
    • Japanese level: approximately JLPT N5 and above
    • Demonstrates a cooperative attitude
    • Has permission from their school and legal guardians to participate
  • For teachers: We estimate that 1-2 teachers who meet the below requirements will be selected from each country.
    • Currently teaching Japanese at a secondary school
    • Japanese level: approximately JLPT N4 and above
    • Has permission from their school to participate
Application Materials:

* Please submit as Word Documents

Application Deadline: March 9, 2018

Submit applications to: Barbara Carter, Program Officer, The Japan Foundation, Toronto  bcarter@jftor.org

Inquiries

For inquiries, please contact Barbara Carter at bcarter@jftor.org, 416-966-1600 x233