What is the Young Ambassador Program?
The Young Ambassador Program (YAP) helps you experience diplomatic career at the forefront of Northeast Asia regional cooperation. The YAP is a summer program for future leaders of China, Japan, and the Republic of Korea (ROK) who are passionate about international cooperation and interested in pursuing a diplomatic career. The YAP offers a range of opportunities in understanding the objectives and operation of the TCS in facilitating the trilateral cooperative efforts and welcomes your insights for future trilateral relations.
Program duration: July 31 - August 11, 2017 (2 weeks)
Venue: Seoul & Jeju, ROK
How is the Program Organized?
YAP 2017 will be composed of three main phases: training, team projects, and cultural tour.
Training: Special lectures and on-site visits will be provided on various areas regarding the trilateral cooperation as well as international relations and multilateral cooperation. Young Ambassadors will also engage in a series of discussions and dialogues to help deepen their understanding on the cooperation among China, Japan, and the ROK.
Team projects: Based on the training, participants will be required to complete a team project that will demonstrate their interest and understanding of trilateral cooperation.
Cultural tour: Upon completion of training and projects, Young Ambassadors will have the opportunity to go on a 3-day cultural tour to Jeju Island.
What are the benefits of YAP?
Enhancing understanding of the trilateral cooperation among China, Japan, and the ROK
Experiencing the multilateral and multicultural working environment
Networking with future leaders of China, Japan, and the ROK
Opportunity to work with TCS, the only inter-governmental organization among China, Japan, and the ROK.
Am I Eligible?
The TCS is recruiting 18 talented young people from China, Japan, and Korea. Applicants should meet the minimum requirement as follows:
Age: 30 or below
Nationality: China, Japan, and ROK nationals
Education: undergraduate/graduate students of all majors
Language: Must be fluent in English. Additional CJK language proficiency is preferred
Others: Must have keen interest in Northeast Asian affairs and willing to work in multi-lateral environments
Application Form (download)
Statement of Purpose (maximum 2 pages) in English covering the applicant’s background and his or her motivation to participate in the YAP2017
Certificate of enrollment/leave from the current university/institution
Optional – official English standardized test scores (i.e., TOEIC, TOEFL, TEPS, etc) and/or Chinese, Japanese, and Korean standardized test scores
Send your application form and required documents to YAP@tcs-asia.org by May 31, 2017. The subject of the e-mail must be in the form of “YAP2017_applicant’s name”. For inquiries, please contact Soojin Han (Ms.) at firstname.lastname@example.org or at +82-70-4162-5327.
TCS will cover the following expenses for participants:
Accommodations: 2 persons/room, breakfast included
Travelers’ insurance during the program duration
Local transportation expenses for official schedules
Everyday lunch expenses (weekdays), official dinners
All official expenses for the cultural tour to Jeju
airfare, local transportation, accommodation, admission, meals
Activity fee for official schedules
Participants should cover the following expenses:
Visa fee (if applicable)
Transportation from their residential areas to the hotel (international airfare, airport limousine fee)
Meal expenses (dinner on weekdays, lunch and dinner on weekends)
Other personal expenses
Download Application Form