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The 66th International Student Conference in Osaka, Japan

Global Citizens: Our Action, Our Future

The current progress of globalization is expected to bring about societal changes. At the 66th International Student Conference (ISC66), they believe that the youth, have the responsibility and power to contribute to the formation of the future as global citizens.

The term “Global Citizens” is rather relative, therefore there are no correct interpretations to it. At ISC66, they define “Global Citizen” by the following six keywords: Awareness; Action; Cooperation; Global; Sustainability; Empowerment.

What is ISC?

International Student Conference (ISC) is an organization established in 1954, where international exchanges and discussions take place. Students from around the world are invited to Japan each year for two weeks, where they discuss solutions to world issues. On the last day, participants will discuss their final solutions during the Final Forum.

All conducted by students

To participate in ISC, participants must be a student: undergraduate, graduate, or PhD candidate. As the future global leaders, they aim for participants to deepen their understanding of global society by discussing issues with one another and broadening their knowledge through research and interacting with students with different backgrounds.

.Participants from all around the world

ISC places its importance with diversity. Every year, ISC receives applications from students with a variety of different backgrounds and experiences. With such a diverse group of participants, participants can learn from each other by directly exchanging various opinions and perspectives.

.Spending the whole week together

During the program, all participants spend their time together in the same facilities. Through experiencing communal living and other activities such as sightseeing and cultural exchanges, participants can have deep interactions with each other. By the end of the program, all students can create strong bonds with each other, which can last a lifetime.


  • You must be dedicated to this conference, motivated, and responsible during all activities.

  • You must be enrolled in college, university or graduate school overseas, and be above 18 years old as of June 1st, 2020.

  • You must be able to come to Japan and participate in the entire program.

  • You must have a proficient level of English to be able to join academic discussions in English.


  • May 23rd - 24th: Advanced Conference (Not mandatory for those residing outside of Japan)

  • June - August: Study meetings with your table members (The meetings will be held either online or offline. Details will be announced later by your table chief.)

  • August 12th - 15th: Advanced Study Tour

  • August 16th - 24th: Main Conference

Participation Fees

Overseas resident participants: 35,000 JPY

*This participation fee covers accommodation, meals, and transportation during the Advanced Study Tour and Main Conference. It does not cover the transportation fee to and from Japan or other costs that may arise.

The participant is responsible for all other fees.

Application Period

February 18th, 2020 ~ March 17th, 2020, 23:59 (JAPAN STANDARD TIME: JST)

Application Procedures

Please apply through this form and submit the form along with the required documents.

To download "Application Document" please click here.

*Google might ask you to sign in to your account to complete the form.

*Please change the name of the application document to "Your name_1st choice_2nd choice" before submission (For example: Hannah Bing_1_6)

Selection Process

  • First Selection (February 18th-March 17th): The selection will be based on your application.

  • Second Selection (March 22th-29th): A Skype interview will be conducted to those who passed the first selection.

After Acceptance Notification

  • For those residing outside of Japan, you will be asked to purchase your flight tickets. Details will be announced later by email.

  • Depending on your nationality, you may need to apply for a VISA in order to come to Japan. More details will be announced later via email from the General Affairs team.

  • The Advanced Study Tour will be held from August 12th to 15th. A survey will be distributed later to ask for your preferred Advanced Study Tour destination.

  • After the Advanced Study Tour, the Main Conference will take place from August 16th to 24th. All participants will gather and engage in discussions throughout the conference.


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