The Lee Su Hyon Youth Exchange Program

In this program, Korean high-school students who are studying Japanese in Korea or those with an interest in Japanese society and culture are invited to Japan. Participants obtain a deeper understanding of Japanese language, society, and culture. The program also provides Korean students with the opportunity to interact with young Japanese students of the same generation. The program was established to honor the actions of Lee Su Hyon, a Korean exchange student who died in 2001 as he attempted to save the life of a passenger who had fallen onto the tracks at JR Shin-Okubo Station in Tokyo.

Program Period

2 weeks (2018 Academic Year : from January to February)

Eligible Participants

Groups of high school students from Korea studying the Japanese language during the current academic year: 20 participants

*Based on recommendations by each school principal, participants for this program are selected by the Japan Foundation (Seoul Institute), the Consulate-General of Japan in Jeju, the Korean Japanese Association, the Korea-Japan Cultural Exchange Association in Busan, and the Korea University Global Institute of Japanese Studies.

Program Content

          1. Japanese-Language Class
            To deepen students' understanding of Japanese language, society, and culture and help them acquire useful Japanese-language skills for exchange by using the Japanese they have learned so far.
            Japanese Geography and Kyoto Guide, Kansai Dialect Guide, Japanese-High-School Life, Home-Stay Guide, Japanese Onomatopoeia, Guide to Studying in Japanese Universities, Japanese Experience Presentation and its Preparation.
          2. Exchange Program
            (1)Home Stay: to stay with the family of a student from a Japanese High School and experience Japanese life; and to experience Osaka life and culture by exploring Osaka with the host family.
            (2)To visit a Japanese University, to have exchange events with Japanese and Korean college students, and to learn tips to become a bridge between Japan and Korea.
          3. Cultural and Social Experience Program
            (1)Home Stay: to stay with the family of a student from a Japanese High School and experience Japanese life; and to experience Osaka life and culture by exploring Osaka with the host family.
            (2)Cultural Experience: to experience Wadaiko (Japanese drums).
            (3)Study Trips: to learn about the diversity of Japan through study trips to Tokyo and Kyoto.
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