Student Application

Here is the link to the Student Application

Remember, the application must be filled out in one sitting. For your convenience, the questions you may want to prepare responses for are listed below:

  • Have you ever traveled internationally?
  • Describe experiences you have had with people from a different background or culture.
  • What intrigues you about Japan?
  • How will handle things that are unfamiliar, such as food, customs, and other experiences?
  • You will live with a host family as an ambassador of Des Moines, IA. What three qualities will be most important to exhibit as an international guest?
  • How will you continue to communicate with your Japanese host families after you are home?
  • When you return from Japan, you will be an ambassador. Describe how you will prepare for your trip and how you could share this experience when you return home.