FY 2019 “The Nippon-Foundation Central Asia-Japan Human Resource Development Project (NipCA Project)”
Application guidelines for overseas project training (for all undergraduate students)
1 Objective (Purpose of training)
“The Nippon-Foundation Central Asia-Japan Human Resource Development Project (NipCA Project)” aims to develop human resources who can contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the Central Asian region and to the resolution of issues in the region through local student exchanges and internships at local embassies, Japanese companies, NGOs, etc. “Overseas Project Training” (2 credits) will be implemented.
2 Training Features
1) Student-based project training
・Plan and implement local student exchanges (presentations and discussions on culture, languages, society, etc.) with students from partner universities.
2) Visit to government agencies, local companies, etc.
Visit the local Japanese embassy, the Japan Human Resources Development Center, NGOs, international organizations, local companies, etc. and receive lectures on the economic situation in each country and economic relations with Japan.
3 Training location and period (tentative)
Training period: Monday, September 2, 2019 (from Japan) to Friday, September 13, 2019 (arrival to Japan) (※April 26, 2019: Date revised)
Training destination: Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan (the capital) and State of Issyk Kul
*Due to various circumstances, there is a possibility that the visiting city and schedule will change somewhat.
4 Number of Students Accepted
5 Subjects and Credits
Subject name: Overseas Project Training (AA21803)
Number of Credits: 2 credits
*Course registration will be done collectively in the office after the participant is confirmed. Registration with TWINS is not required.
6 Training cost and support
・Training cost is about 100,000 to 150,000 yen (accommodation expenses, local travel expenses, facility admission fees, overseas travel insurance insurance, etc.).
・Round-trip air tickets will be provided.
・If you meet the requirements (GPA 2.3 or higher), you will receive a non-refundable Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO) scholarship (70,000 yen).
7 Eligibility and Conditions
・In principle, undergraduate students of Japanese nationality or permanent resident
・Those who can register with the Overseas Travel Notification System and join the “Overseas Student Safety Management Assistance (OSSMA)” and overseas travel insurance in case of incidents, accidents, or disasters during their stay.
・Those who are able to submit a pledge with the approval of their guardian and supervisor (class teacher).
・Those who have a good understanding of the purpose of this program and the contents of their activities, and who can work in line with them. *Includes pre/post-event activities, such as participation in pre-training, preparation for student exchange (preparation of materials, etc.), submission of reports, participation in report meeting, etc.
8 How to apply
Download the application form from the URL below, fill in the necessary information, and put the application form into the report submission box installed near the entrance to the Academic Service 0ffice for the Humanities and Social Sciences Area (3rd floor of Building 1A).
Application deadline: June 3, 2019, 16:00 (selection will be made in the case of a large number of applicants)
As part of the “Training Information and Consultation,” a debriefing session after returning home will be held on May 17, and a study abroad fair will be held on May 23.
9 Notification of results
We will contact you by email by Monday, June 10, 2019.
Usuyama Toshinobu, Professor, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Project Administration Director
“The Nippon-Foundation Central Asia-Japan Human Resource Development Project” (NipCA Project) Office, Joint Research Building A203
TEL: 029-853-4251 / Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Person in charge: Sasayama/Yamazaki *hours: 9:00 – 17:00 (excluding Saturdays, Sundays, national holidays)