Call for Applications (CLOSED)

May 15, 2017

​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


Required Documents


  • 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

Application Method

Send your application form and required documents to 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 or at +82-70-4162-5327.

Administrative Arrangements

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


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