Event Announcement: Let’s Go to Ieshima Island!

Two-Day Trip to Ieshima Island in Hyogo for international students!

This two-day trip is a great chance for international students to see rural Japan and experience traditional Japanese culture. International and Japanese students will visit the island of Ieshima together and learn skills like fishing and handicrafts while interacting with the island’s residents. Participants will stay in a traditional Japanese inn and eat local specialties. Come to Ieshima with us!

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This event is a chance to visit an awesome part of Japan for a very reasonable price, and as a bonus, I will be doing the interpreting! If you are or know an exchange student in the Kansai area who wants to go, please get in touch.

Date: November 5th (Sat) – 6th (Sun), 2011 (One night, two days)

Fee: 2500 yen (including meals and lodging)

Number of participants: 15 international students, 10 Japanese students

Activities:
Visiting historical landmarks, fishing lesson, traditional handicrafts project, dinner party, etc

How to Apply:
Email hyogo.student@gmail.com by Tuesday, October 25th with:
1. Name
2. Gender
3. School name
4. Country of origin
5. Phone number (cell)
6. Email address

Selection process:
If the number of applications greatly exceeds the number of places available, we will choose applicants by lottery drawing.
Participants will be notified by email on October 26th or 27th. We will send participants detailed information and a schedule then.

Sponsorship: Hyogo Prefectural Chapter of the United Nations Association of Japan, Hyogo EU Association, Hyogo International Association
Co-Sponsorship: Hyogo-Kobe University Consortium “Gakusei kikaku iinkai”
Cooperating Organization: NPO Ieshima

Inquiries:
Telephone: 078-230-3267 Nakano or Snell (Hyogo International Association)

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