“It isn’t enough to talk about peace. One must believe in it. And it isn’t enough to believe in it. One must work at it.”
- Eleanor Roosevelt
What is the SJYC Summer Conference 2021?
The Sino-Japan Youth Summer Conference is the main event of the SJYC movement. The summer conference invites students from Japan, Mainland China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong to gather together and experience a week of excitement, culture, and education in the Hong Kong Li Po Chun United World College. Participants get to introduce each other to their own culture, and share their differences within a safe environment. The main goals of the conference are to raise the participants' understanding of the different cultures, historical conflicts between China and Japan, as well as to learn how conflicts can be resolved in a wider context. In addition, the conference is especially known to help participants build strong and lasting friendships across the regions, expanding their social networks.
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
SJYC inspired me to create an impact on my community. It helped me understand the causes, symptoms, and solutions to different conflicts in modern society.
I made so many new friends in SJYC. It made me realise the power that we can possess when we accept each other's differences rather than arguing about it.
I have always wanted to experience how living in a UWC is like, since I love engaging people with different cultures and backgrounds. SJYC has made my summer a memorable and honourable one.
HOW TO APPLY
Provide your basic information for our joint database through this form and will distribute you to your designated regional committee selection process.
(*if you already applied through
your regional committee directly, you
DO NOT need to complete this form.)
After being distributed to your regional committee, you will face secondary application forms by your region's committee, which includes essays, short questions and more.
After initial selection by your regional committee, you will be offered a chance to conduct a face to face or online interview by members of your regional committee.
After final selection by your regional committee, you will receive a final confirmation letter from your regional committee regarding your acceptance as a participant to the SJYC 2021 conference. See you in Hong Kong !