Application calls for 66th International Student Conference in Osaka, Japan
International Student Conference (ISC) is an organization established in 1954, where international exchanges and discussions take place. Students from around the world are invited to Japan each year for two weeks, where they discuss solutions to world issues. On the last day, participants will discuss their final solutions during the Final Forum.
ISC places its importance on diversity. Every year, ISC receives applications from students with a variety of different backgrounds and experiences. With such a diverse group of participants, participants can also learn from each other by directly exchanging various opinions and perspectives.
During the program, all participants spend their time together in the same facilities. Through experiencing communal living and other activities such as sightseeing and cultural exchanges, participants can have deep interactions with each other. By the end of the program, all students can create strong bonds with each other, which can last a lifetime.
Basically, students will have set six different academic discussion groups. Each group will focus on a current global issue that relates to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This year, the six topics are:
To participate in ISC, participants must be a student: undergraduate, graduate, or Ph.D. candidate. As the future global leaders, the organizers aim for participants to deepen their understanding of global society by discussing issues with one another and broadening their knowledge through research and interacting with students with different backgrounds.
In terms of foreign resident students, international students must have
The fees for overseas resident participants are 35,000 JPY. Moreover, this participation fee covers accommodation, meals, and transportation during the Advanced Study Tour and Main Conference. It, however, does not cover the transportation fee to and from Japan or other costs that may arise.
Interested candidates can apply through this form and submit the form along with the necessary documents.