Australia Japan Youth Cultural Exchange (AJYCE)

The AJYCE program is a cultural exchange between the Australian Rotary District 9455 and the Japanese Rotary District 2570 (Saitama). This program (initiated in 1976) is aimed at young adults between the age of 18 and 30 years, with an interest in visiting Japan to experience both the international fellowship and cultural values of another country. Professional and social networking as well as personal development through self-awareness and international travel is at the forefront of this program.

This annual exchange takes place each January for two weeks, with a reciprocal visit by the Japanese team to Perth in March, also for two weeks.  Highlights for the Australian team include home hosting, Japanese food, museums, temples, behind the scenes access to Japanese historic and modern industry, a visit to the snowfields, Disneyland and shopping. Host families may arrange visits to other cultural and scenic locations.

The cost of the entire program is $3,500 per person which covers air fares, all meals, taxes, insurance, team uniforms, transport, entrance fees, ski hire, and accommodation. Clubs may sponsor applicants.  Team members are obligated to home host their incoming Japanese AYJCE participant in March (exceptions apply).

Further information can be obtained by contacting Committee members listed below

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Chair:                                    Benjamin Wholagan

Team Leader 2019:               Janet McLeod  (Joondalup)

Asst. Team Leader 2019:      PP Lindsay McLeod (Joondalup)

Secretary:                              Kelly Dowel (Mindarie)

Watch this space for information about the 2019 program.