Deadline: March 14, 2018 00:00 GMT+0900
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Dates: August 26 - September 3, 2018
 Undergraduate/Graduate students, or those who belong to a reliable youth group, able to commit to all stages of preparation for the Main Conference with Table members online and available to communicate regularly with a Table Chief until August
Participation fee: JPY 32,000,-
Location: Tokyo, Japan

International Student Conference 2018

International Student Conference (ISC) is an organization established in 1954, where international exchanges and discussions take place.

Foreign students are invited to Japan each year for two weeks, where topics on world issues are tackled during that span of time.

On the last day, a Final Forum will be held to present the discussion outcomes.

All conducted by students

The participating condition of ISC is “Undergraduate/Graduate students, or those who belong to a reliable youth group”.

ISC regards youth as the only generation that is able to discuss global issues without pursuing each nation’s profit.

As the future global leaders, the participants are to deepen their understanding, discuss issues actively, and present their own proposal to the global society.

The distinctive point of ISC is its diversity

ISC collects application from all around the world every year, especially last year, receiving from no less than 50 countries.

During the program, all brilliant students from various areas explore Japan, and at the same time, they can have a fruitful discussion by directly exchanging their opinion with foreign students who are rare to talk with

During the program, all participants are spending the whole time together in the same facility.

Through the communal living and other activities like sightseeing and cultural experience, participants can have deep interaction with each other all coming from different countries.

And at the end of the program, all students are connected with strong ties, which is a significant asset for the future.

Research and discussions

During the advanced study sessions, all domestic Japanese participants are divided into 6 tables and all work together towards deepening their understanding of each of the assigned topics.

Study tour

The advanced study tour is held in one of the 6 destinations: Osaka, Kyoto, Kobe, Nagoya, Kyushu, and Okayama.

The International participants are able to learn and experience Japanese culture during this study tour.

Furthermore, they will be able to experience the many social and economic problems that Japan is facing.

During the main conference, both domestic and international participants will have a 1-day Tokyo tour.

Final forum

The final forum allows for students to showcase their results and proposals from the research and discussions to the public. During the 9 days, students will ask themselves “what is it that we want to tell the world”.

​Experts from various fields will be invited to the final forum to give a special lecture, in which students will be able to directly exchange their opinions. The final forum will be open to the public.

Interested in attending the International Student Conference 2018? Register your participation by following the registration link and taking the suggested steps.

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