Introduce your Country to Japanese Students!

At OFIX, we register foreign residents and international students as “supporters” who then visit schools within Osaka Prefecture to take part in cross-cultural awareness education classes. With the aim to deepen the students’ understanding of different cultures, supporters introduce fresh perspectives by talking about their country’s culture and history, introducing traditional dances, preforming using traditional instruments, and through other games and activities. For each visit, supporters receive 6,000 yen (transportation fee and tax included.) as honorarium.
* This program is co-sponsored by the Dai-yu-kyo Foundation of International Exchange, Assistance & Research. Dai-yu-kyo provides assistance to international students living and studying in Osaka Prefecture, including the issuing of scholarships, programs related to crime and accident prevention and awareness, as well as hosting company study tours and Japanese culture events.

■Who can become a supporter?

You must be a foreign national who:
① lives, works or studies within Osaka Prefecture;
② wishes to introduce your country at schools in Osaka Prefecture;
③ is able to give a presentation in Japanese. (Equivalent to JLPT N2 or higher) *You may need shikakugai-katsudo-kyoka (permission to engage in activity other than that permitted under the status of residence previously granted”) depending on your status of residence.

■How to apply

If you want to become a supporter and fulfill the requirements listed above, please fill in the application below and send it to OFIX via FAX or email:
OFIX Cross-cultural Awareness Education Foreign Supporter/Language Volunteer Application Form (WORDPDF) (in Japanese only)

<Applications and Inquiries>
Osaka Foundation of International Exchange (OFIX)
5th Floor, MyDome Osaka, 2-5 Hommachibashi,Chuo-ku,Osaka 540-0029
TEL:06-6966-2400 FAX:06-6966-2401

For more information regarding lesson examples, results of recent years and currently registered supporters, please visit the Cross-cultural Awareness Education Foreign Supporter Program page below: