Japan America Society seeking junior ambassadors
Students interested in becoming Junior Ambassadors and participating in the 34th Annual Asian-Pacific Children’s Convention, in Fukuoka, Japan are encouraged to contact the Japan America Society of Georgia (JASG). The organization is seeking four Georgia students, two girls and two boys, to participate in the convention that will take place from July 15-25.
The four students selected from Georgia will join more than 300 other Junior Ambassadors from around the world for two weeks of culture and language exchange, home stays, sightseeing and sporting events. Along with the students, Georgia will send a chaperone to facilitate between the students and the convention, supervise the students, and provide assistance for the Junior Ambassadors during the entire schedule.
This is a fully funded and chaperoned exchange program with JASG serving as the official liaison office between the APCC, the city of Fukuoka and Atlanta’s APCC delegation. It will also manage all pre-departure preparations for the students and chaperone.
Interested students must meet JASG’s participation criteria and eligibility requirements. They must submit an essay, no more than two pages – either handwritten or typed – on why they would make a good Junior Ambassador and representative of Georgia. The student should also submit a single drawing on an 8 1⁄2″ x 11” piece of white paper that represents the theme of the convention and provide a confidential letter of recommendation from the student’s teacher or another adult who is not the student’s parent and/or guardian.
The deadline for submission is Feb. 10. Students should complete and submit the application form here.