STUDENTS chosen to take part in a Japanese exchange program known as the JENESYS 2.0 Project, have met to discuss their trip.
The project, which is fully funded by the Japanese Government, will feature about 45 USP students from around the Pacific travelling to Japan for 10 days to experience the Japanese lifestyle and customs and learn some of the language.
One of the students, Edward Tavanavanua, 19, said he was happy to have been selected.
He also hopes to be able to do some sightseeing while visiting the country.
"We've learned that Japan in the Japanese language is actually 'Nihon', which is cool because I thought it was just Japan and I'd love to visit some of the sights and learn more about their language," Mr Tavanavanua said.
As well as students from Fiji, there are a number of students from Vanuatu, the Solomon Islands, Samoa, Tuvalu and Niue.
They are scheduled to leave on September 24 and return on October 6.
As part of the schedule, the students will also get the opportunity to stay with Japanese families, eat the local cuisine and chat with university students as they learn more about life in Japan.