On December 19 and 20, Kanazawa University held briefing sessions on “FY2017 The 7th Japan Public-Private Partnership Student Study Abroad Program: TOBITATE! Young Ambassador Program.” The sessions were organized to raise awareness of study abroad, and to encourage application for the scholarship. The session included the detailed explanation of the scholarship and the previous successful applicants told their experience and gave advises. The information of Regional Development Course (Ishikawa Prefecture) targeted to the students enrolled in Higher Education Institutions of Ishikawa Prefecture is also provided. Twenty-three audiences were eagerly listening to the presentation.
“Japan Public-Private Partnership Student Study Abroad Program: TOBITATE! Young Ambassador Program,” was established by MEXT (Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology in JAPAN) in 2014 with the funds of Japanese companies, and aims to promote study abroad opportunities and develop Japanese students’ abilities to become future leaders sought by industries. The successful applicants receive the support from MEXT such as monthly stipend (¥120,000 or ¥160,000), travel expense for study abroad, travel expense for prior and follow-up workshops, and tuition fee. Kanazawa University has produced 30 successful candidates of this program since 2014(from the 1st to 5th program).