※The following is the English version
Hello! This is the next project 🌎🇮🇳
us,”bridge between japan and india“, we are working with 24 college students who are interested in India!
In April 2019, 5 members of the project launched the “Rediscover Yourself” project under the slogan “Your Country” as a project of a welfare organization affiliated to the university with a history of promoting international exchanges.
Currently, the main
・Indian culture and societylearning experience
・Use Zoom with students from 3 Indian universitiesDiscussion/Cultural ExchangePrepare and implement a plan from the ground up
・Through Edogawa Ward Nashin,Communicate with Indians in Japan
・It is actually Februarygo to indiaand deepen the on-site experience
・ Information and experience learnedoutgoingand expand knowledge about India
We are running 5 events! ✨
↑This is how I communicate with Indians living in Japan!
📌 What do I want to achieve through this project
This time, in order to embody “Building a bridge between Japan and India by sending students”,
We will invite 2 to 3 students (planned) from India’s leading national universities to Japan to hold activities to experience Japanese culture, and hold a student conference to talk about the future of Japan and India! Details are as follows!
↑ Indian Contestant Leaflet!
📌Why I decided to do this project
We have been striving to be a bridge between Japan and India. However, when our members traveled to India last year, we learned that there are many things that cannot be understood without actually visiting, such as the local atmosphere, social environment, etc. Using this experience, I was able to think about the differences between Japan and India and have lively discussions with the locals. Therefore, by inviting Indian students to Japan, I want them to experience Japan firsthand, which is why I proposed this project.
📌Activities so far
Here, I would like to introduce the main content of our activities so far.
first with the people of indiaonline communicationyes.
The main exchange with local students took place last summer, but it happens several times a year. For future communication,Months of preparation for cultural exchanges and academic discussionsIn addition, while formulating plans, we can also hold meetings to solicit opinions from local people. The other day I asked a local college professor who was recruiting to look at the flyer and give me his opinion.
Nexttravel to indiayes.
Last February we took our first new trip of 2019, our second trip. We visited Japanese companies doing business in India, held seminars at universities where we had exchanges, and held social gatherings. Although the preparations were tough, the five fulfilling days made all the hard work go away.As mentioned above hereRecognize the importance of experiencing the local atmospheredid.
↑Interact with students from top-ranked national universities in India, visit companies, and interact with local students
NEXT Carry out these activitiesMeetingIt is held at least 3 times a month, and the work is carried out according to the categories of external affairs, travel, and public relations. So far, in addition to discussing which universities, how to invite, what to do with the budget, what to do with the schedule, we also made a google form and interacted with Nishikasai. I’ve been hearing from people like that. as an Indian community.
📌 How funds are used
If you want to enroll 3 Indian students…
(necessary expenses) 590,000 yen
Transportation expenses 330,000 yen, accommodation and management expenses 140,000 yen, meals 53,000 yen, miscellaneous expenses 67,000 yen
NEXT budget 90,000 yen, sponsorship income 60,000 yen, participation fee for Indians (less than 180,000 yen), bonfire income (excluding fees)
☆ Akatsuki, who raised 300,000 yen, plans to recruit 3 Indians! !
If you want to enroll 2 Indian students…
(Necessary expenses) 450,000 yen
Transportation expenses 220,000 yen, accommodation and management expenses 140,000 yen, food expenses 35,000 yen, miscellaneous expenses 55,000 yen
NEXT budget 90,000 yen, sponsorship income 60,000 yen, participation fee for Indians (less than 120,000 yen), bonfire income (excluding fees)
Introducing your name is optional. After the project, we will continue to present in writing on the report/HP/Instagram.
*When donating, please be sure to enter the name you wish to disclose in the remarks column.
In addition, the event report session (online) is expected to take about 45 minutes. The schedule will be adjusted via email after the program ends.
・Recruit travel members (explain in advance, the number of people will change according to the funds raised)
・Acquisition of airline tickets/VISA acquisition support
・Listen to the needs of Indian students
・Confirmation of active schools
・MTG with Indian students
・Preliminary study session
(Overview of the day’s schedule)
Arriving in Japan on August 1 NEXT members welcome you!
8/2 Field investigation (1) (Preliminary research such as meetings)
8/3 Corporate Access
8/4 Japanese cultural experience on campus (cooperation with other circles is being considered)
8/5 Student meeting ponders the future of India and Japan on campus
8/6 Field trip② (including entertainment, meeting review, etc.)
Departure from Japan on 8/7
To support the applicant’s qualifications:
1. Students enrolled in Indian Universities
2. Cooperate with NEXT activities
3. In principle, be able to participate in the entire itinerary
・Selection method and criteria of support objects:
First, we sent a Google form created by NEXT to a professor at Jinan University and asked the responsible student to apply. Afterwards, NEXT members will discuss and decide on participating members from among the students who applied.
The form includes the following questions: why you are interested in Japan, your travel history to Japan, your motivation for applying, what you would like to do in the event, a short self-introduction video, and your agreement on financial burden.
In the discussion, we will consider these projects together with the compatibility with NEXT.
6/12 Application for membership selection starts
6/16 Committee decision
6/17 Meet face-to-face and online with participants
We plan to identify members of the Indian students according to the above schedule and discuss the details of the project with them.
Although the political and economic exchanges between Japan and India have made continuous progress, the student exchanges in Japan-India relations are still weak.
Our goal at NEXT is to facilitate exchanges between India and Japan precisely because other student groups have not paid attention to this. And this time, we will take up the challenge of inviting Indian students to Japan in the next step, based on the experience of Japanese students traveling to India and communicating online.
Because it is a unique activity, I would like to realize a trip to Japan for Indian students and convey to the world the power that comes from the union of Japanese and Indian youth.
If you agree with us, even just a little, thank you for your cooperation! !
The project will be implemented in an all-inclusive manner. Even if the target amount is not reached, we will execute the plan and deliver the return.
📌First of all, hello to you!
Hello! This is the next project 🌎
We are a group of 33 college students who are interested in India, with the mission of “building a bridge between Japan and India”!
The project will be launched by 5 members in April 2019, under the slogan “Rediscover yourself and your country” and its basic idea is “Rediscover your country and self from multiple perspectives in the context of globalization” . This student group was initiated as a project of a historical welfare organization affiliated with the University of Tokyo that promotes international exchange.
☆Main objectives of this summer program:
①Understand Indian culture and society ②Learn and experience Indian culture and society
Introduce our past activities✨
・Common understanding of Indian culture and society through books, movies, etc.
・Cultural exchange activities with students from three universities in India from scratch through Zoom.
・With the cooperation of Edogawa Ward Gashi, we exchanged with Indians living in Japan and visited their homes.
・Travel to India in February to deepen understanding of local conditions.
・Disseminate the information and experiences we have learned to broaden our understanding of India
☆What we hope to achieve through this project
We are now building bridges between Japan and India by sending students to India.
We will invite 2-3 students from top Indian national universities to come to Japan to experience Japanese culture, and hold a student meeting to discuss the future of Japan and India together! The details are as follows↓
📌Why did we decide to do this project?
As mentioned above, we have been carrying out various activities to build a bridge between Japan and India. But when we traveled to India last year, we found that there are many things that we can’t understand without going to the field, such as the local atmosphere and social environment. During this trip, we pondered the differences between Japan and India and had lively discussions with the locals. This prompted us to plan this project, hoping to bring Indian students a first-hand and unforgettable experience by inviting them to Japan.
📌Activities so far
Here we would like to introduce some of the main activities we have been involved in so far.
・Online communication with Indian people
Our main exchange with local students took place this past summer, but we have several of these exchanges each year. For the next exchange, we spent several months preparing for cultural exchanges and academic discussions. We also meet with local people to get their input as we develop our plans. We recently had a local college professor who was willing to recruit students to openly watch our ad and give us his/her opinion.
・Our trip to India
This is our second visit abroad in February last year, and it is also the first visit in a new form in 2019. We visited Japanese companies operating in India, and had seminars and fellowships at Indian universities where we had exchanges. Although the prep work was hard, these five days were very fulfilling and let us put all these hardships behind us. As mentioned above, I realize the importance of experiencing the local atmosphere.
Meetings within NEXT for these events are held at least 3 times a month and the work is divided into categories such as liaison, travel and public relations. So far, in addition to discussing which universities to invite, how to invite, budget, schedule, etc., we have created a google form to solicit feedback from the Nishikasai Indian community and others we work with. interacted.
📌How the funds will be used
Recruit 3 Indian students…
(necessary fee) 590,000 yen
Transportation 330,000 yen, accommodation and administrative expenses 140,000 yen, food 53,000 yen, other expenses 67,000 yen
NEXT budget 90,000 yen, 60,000 yen from sponsorship, entry fee for India (less than 180,000 yen), money from bonfires (excluding fees)
When we have raised 300,000 yen, we plan to enroll 3 Indian students!
If we admit 2 Indian students…
Fee) 450,000 yen
Transportation: 220,000 yen, accommodation and administration: 140,000 yen, food: 35,000 yen, other expenses: 55,000 yen
NEXT budget 90,000 yen, 60,000 yen from sponsorship events, India participation fee (under 120,000 yen), money from bonfires (excluding fees)
This is optional, but if you are willing to share your name, we will always feature your name on the report/website/letter on Instagram at the end of the project.
*When donating this project, please be sure to indicate the name you want to be public in the remarks column.
In addition, the debriefing session (online) is expected to last approximately 45 minutes. Dates will be adjusted via email once the project is complete.
Recruit travel members (explained in advance, the number of participants will change according to the funds raised)
Support the purchase of air tickets and VISA
Listening to the needs of Indian students
Finalize the academic use of the activity
Last Minute Confirmation Meetings with Indian Students
Pre-event study session
(Schedule as of the current day of the event)
Arriving in Japan on August 1 NEXT members welcome you!
8/2 Field trip (1) (conference preliminary research, etc.)
8/3 company visit
8/4 Experience Japanese culture on campus (cooperating with other circles is being considered)
8/5 Future Student Conference on Japan-India Relations on Campus
8/6 Field Trip 2 (includes entertainment, conference review, etc.)
8/7 depart from Japan
Applicants eligible for support:
1. Students enrolled in Indian Universities
2. Students who are willing to cooperate with NEXT activities
3. Participate in all project days in principle
Winner selection methods and criteria:
The Google form created by NEXT was first sent to university professors at Jinan University, and students in charge of the project were invited to apply. NEXT members will then discuss and select participants among the students who applied.
The form includes questions about why they are interested in Japan, history of travel to Japan, reason for applying, what they would like to do at the event, a short video introducing themselves, and asking if they agree to pay for the event.
These items and your compatibility with NEXT will be considered during the discussion.
6/12 Start screening applicants
6/16 Selected members
6/17 online meeting for participating members
We will identify Indian student members and discuss program details with them according to the above schedule.
Although “Japan-India” exchanges in politics and economy are constantly advancing, exchanges between students in Japan-India relations are still lacking.
We at NEXT are trying to facilitate exchanges between India and Japan, as other student organizations have not focused on this issue. Now, based on our past experience of Japanese students traveling to India and online exchanges, we are taking the next step to invite Indian students to Japan.
As this is a one-of-a-kind event, we want to make the trip to Japan for Indian students a reality and show the world the power that comes from joining forces between Japanese and Indian youth.
If you agree with us in any way, your cooperation would be greatly appreciated!
The project will be done on a holistic basis. Even if we don’t meet our goals, we will execute our plan and it will pay off.