Seven RMIT students have been chosen to represent Australia on a prestigious exchange program to Japan.
Jane Gould and Daniel Gregoric are in the Mass Media Stream of the exchange program.
The students - from disciplines ranging across engineering and food technology to photography and languages - were selected to take part in the JENESYS (Japan-East Asia Network of Exchange for Students and Youth) 2.0 program.
They were among 57 students from across Australia chosen for the program, which aims to promote interest, awareness and understanding of Japan and Japanese values.
Daniel Gregoric, a Bachelor of Arts (Photography) student, and Jane Gould, who is in her first year of the Bachelor of Communication (Journalism), have been selected for the Mass Media Stream, while Bachelor of Social Work (Honours) student Stephanie Stewart was chosen for the Social Community Stream of the program.
In the Mass Media Stream of the program, 180 applicants were from RMIT, with a total of 19 students selected from across Australia.
Two out of the three Victorian representatives in the stream came from RMIT's Media and Communication.
Stephanie Stewart was chosen for the Social Community Stream.
Dr Marianne Sison, Deputy Dean, International, in the School of Media and Communication, said: "It's fantastic that our students have been selected to represent RMIT and Victoria in this exciting mobility activity to Japan.
"This is just one of many international study experience opportunities that are available to RMIT students.
"We have study tours, internships, and exchange opportunities that enable study experiences to various countries in Asia, Europe and North America.
"In the School of Media and Communication, we are working on expanding these opportunities, including virtual mobility to prepare our students to become global media and communication practitioners."
Four RMIT students are joining the exchange as part of the Science and Technology Stream: Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Laboratory Medicine) student Ying-Hsien Lu, Bachelor of Science (Food Technology and Nutrition) student Thao Ly, Diploma of Languages student Justin Gunn and Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering) student Aydin Kulekci.
The seven RMIT students spend a week in Japan in June and July as part of the program.
Each student receives a financial grant that covers airfare, accommodation, meals, transport, travel insurance and admission fees while in Japan.
Australian students in the science and technology stream in Japan.
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