FUREAI NO FOREST CULTURAL EXCHANGE /YAMAGUCHI
- chantiers 1-3 semaines
- Code : CIEEJ1718
- Dispo : 1M / 1F (Total Part 7)
- Langue du Projet : ENG / JAP
- Age : 18 - 40
Host organization offers outdoor activities for both adults and children, which include making woodwork, basket wares, building wooden houses and painting, etc. in an environment abundant in nature as big as 20 hectares. Staff in this organization are all senior Japanese volunteers and they work with a philosophy of aeurooeA forest sustains people, people sustain a forestaeuro. During summer, many children and families visit this place and join the program of various outdoor activities. CIEE Japan started this STV back in 2008 and it will be 10th anniversary in this summer. Fureai-no-Mori Nandemo Kobo (JAPANESE)http://www.kanko-shunan.com/saihakken/fureaikobo/fureaikobo.html
– help children, families and elders with cooking (pizza, udon and somen noodles etc), making crafts, and so on. Age of participants will range from 5 to 80 years old. – Attend cultural exchange lesson with local elementary school students (such as Singing English songs and Qamp;A time) – Participate in Japanese traditional summer festival called aeuroMatsuriaeuro, together with local students. – Maintenance of Fureai-no-Mori (mori means forest in Japanese) forest park and some facilities. aeuroiSince there are many outdoor activities, work may differ if it rains.
Accommodation: A traditional Japanese house. Facilities: Japanese TATAMI room with futon mattress, washer, kitchen, Western lavatory, shower. No internet access, Convinience store and supermarket is 5 minutes by car. Meals: Volunteers take turns and cook by themselves. Volunteers are asked to go to the store and do groceries.
Shunan-city is located in south-eastern part of Yamaguchi Pref., between the beautiful Seto Inland Sea and hillside. It takes four and a half hours from Tokyo by Shinkansen or one and a half from Yamaguchi Ube Airport by train. During the day-offs, volunteers may participate in a traditional summer aeurooeMIKOSHI (portable shrine)aeuro festival with local children. A volunteer needs at least 10,000 JPY in cash if she/he wants to go sightseeing on free-day.
1.A volunteer who enjoys cooking. All foods should be prepared by volunteers. 2.Volunteers need to be a self-starter. Those who are open-minded and eager to learn Japanese language and culture are welcome3.There is no internet around this area. Bring pocket wifi if you are in need.4.A motivation letter (more than 5 sentences long) is required. Please include your interest, motivation, experience and strength of yourself in English or Japanese. Clothing suitable for outdoor activities, volunteers will take care of children in the river too (swimwear, shorts pants, T-shirts, sneakers are must) Slippers and sandals are prohibited. Seasonings and some recipes from your country (Please be ready to introduce your home country cuisine to local Japanese people and other international volunteer members), pictures and materials or something you can introduce your hometown, culture, language etc.
In 1965 CIEE established an office in Tokyo. As part of the Exchanges division, it promotes a great number of international educational exchange programs. In 1989, CIEE Japan opened an office in the Kyoto International Community House, a primary base of international exchange in the Kansai area. The Fukuoka Office, which serves Southern Japan, opened in 2002. Over the last 40 years, CIEE Japan has developed a wide variety of programs and services for students and teachers at the secondary through university levels and for related constituencies.
Since 1981, CIEE has been working closely with Educational Testing Service (ETS) of the United States on administration of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL®) and acts as a regional representative in Japan for various ETS products and services.