STUDENTS are excited about their chances of visiting Japan. This development followed the launch of Kizuna project at the University of the South Pacific.
Nakasi High School principal Premila Kumar said they were excited about the opportunity. "One of the students from my school has already applied," Mrs Kumar said.
She said this was an exciting time for high school students from around the country. "This is the first-time that high school students have been presented with this opportunity," she said.
The project is fully funded by the government of Japan for three years. Japanese ambassador Eiichi Oshima said they would pay for the airfares, accommodation and transportation in Japan but students would need to carry their own spending money. Full-time high school students over 16 years old will be eligible to apply with full-time undergraduate university students also having a chance.
Micheal Shaver from the selection committee said language was not a requirement because the students would have a guide. "Anyone who meets the requirements can apply " Mr Shaver said.
Students can apply online from the Kizuna project website (www.usp.ac.fj/kizuna).
Megha Khatri, a first year USP student said it was a good opportunity for them to go out and experience the world. "I am planning to apply because it will be nice to check Japan out," Ms Khatri said.