A total of ten PCC students were selected to participate in two fully funded short term invitation programs, JENESYS (Japan-East Asia Network of Exchange for Students and Youths) and Pacific Island and West Indies Student Invitation Program.

All ten students attended an orientation at the PCC Library conference room on November 28, 2018 organized by the Embassy of Japan.

JENESYS program is a project funded by the Government of Japan. Youth from the Pacific Island Countries will visit Japan for nine days under different group themes which are Ocean Resources and Conservation, Disaster Prevention and Reconstruction, Environment and Energy and Japanese Language and Culture.

Participants will also experience life in Japan through homestay, exchange and learn cultures through visits to schools and historical sights. The selected JENESYS participants are Mr. Mcquinnley Mesengei, Ms. Misoya Rudimch, Ms. Ngkeruker Wally, Ms. Divine Sakuma, Mr. Michael Kual, Ms. Mahealani Adelbai, Ms. Shenna Sengebau and Ms. Aimie Oilouch.

Pacific Island and West Indies Student Invitation Program is organized in collaboration with Sophia University in Tokyo, funded by APIC (Association for Promotion of International Cooperation).

The two PCC students, Ms. Trisha Alexander and Ms. Ngedengoll Akira will attend the program from January 8-31, 2019, to study in depth about the key aspects of contemporary Japan at Shophia University. Course topics include Japanese Business and Economy, Contemporary Issues and Media, and Japanese language. The program also includes activities such as field trips, cultural exchange and sightseeing.

The Embassy of Japan encourages more Palauan students to take the advantage of such programs that provides a setting for friendly cultural exchanges, as well as practical learning based on specific themes. The short term invitation programs are also great opportunities to experience life in Japan and to consider the possibilities of studying in Japan in the future.

For more information about the short term invitation programs or Japan government scholarship programs, please contact the Embassy of Japan at 488-6455/6 or visit our website at http://www.palau.emb-japan.go.jp/En/index.html. (PR)