International Scholarship Programme 2024
Imogen Japan 2023

Register Your Interest

This scholarship is fully funded by Anglo American & Mitsui Resources Pty Ltd exclusively for a student living Queensland.  The winning student will spend 4 weeks in Japan learning Japanese language & culture and living with a Japanese family.


Enquire about sending your child to Japan 

Zoom Session with Q&A

Zoom information session recording of information session covering:

  • How AFS works to go on an exchange for a intensive programme
  • What is covered by the scholarship
  • Past returnees will attend and answer questions on their experience
  • Q&A from you and your parent
Watch and Understand How the Scholarship Works

Scholarship Value and What's Included

(Scholarship value: $12,500)

  • All domestic and international flights and transfers
  • Host family placement – homestay with all meals included during 4 week stay
  • 80 hours of Japanese language classes in Japan
  • Pre-departure, on arrival and at end of stay Orientation
  • 24/7 support from AFS Japan and AFS New Zealand
  • Comprehensive medical insurance

Are you Eligible?

  • Aged between 15.6 and 18.6 years old at the start of the program
  • Studying in Year 9, 10 or 11
  • Currently studying Japanese, have previously studied Japanese or willing to start studying Japanese prior to the start of the program. AFS will provide free online resources to the students.
  • Have an interest in the Japanese culture and language
  • Be in good physical and mental health
  • Capable of adjusting to new experiences and environments, and open to adjusting to cultural difference.
  • Willing to provide program updates to the sponsor throughout the program.
  • You must be living in Queensland, Australia.

About Japan

Japan is the most popular destination for Australian school students to go abroad due to a long history of programs between the two countries.  Each year AFS Intercultural Programs sends students from all around Oceania to Japan to experience the Japanese culture and its people, learn the language, and to live with a carefully selected host family to fully immerse themselves in the Japanese way of life.

The AFS Japanese Intensive Language Program sees students from around the world undertake a 4 week program to Japan in Oct 2024 to improve their Japanese language skills and learn about the Japanese culture first-hand by living with a Japanese family.

This program can be a life changing and eye opening experience, and will open students up to not only a new culture, but will help forge life-long connections and friendships.  Living and studying abroad will prepare you for life in ways that no other experience can – you will learn more, gain more and grow more than you thought possible.

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