• 1. How can I apply?

    Usually you can find application information on the Wesley Zaidan website. Visit our website and read the details to apply. You need to apply online for any program. For international and domestic programs, you are required to submit a recommendation letter after applied online. We review your documents first, then conduct an interview (could be online).

  • 2. When do you open a program?

    It varies depending on the intended participants of the program, and whether the program is an international program, a domestic program, or a lecture. Trainings and programs with overnight stays for younger generations such as university students will be conducted from July to September and from February to March according to the long vacation period at high schools and universities (including graduate schools). The timing of lectures varies every year. Please visit our website for more details.

  • 3. How much does it cost to participate in a program?

    It depends on the program you participate in. For programs with overnight stays, you can participate at half to one-fourth of the total travel cost instead of paying for full amount. The program fee is more acceptable since the foundation supports the participation fee. And many of the lectures are offered for free. Please visit our website for more details.

  • 4. Can parents or friends prepare the recommendation letter to apply for the program?

    We ask a third party who knows you well, other than your parents or friends, to write a recommendation letter. Ask a pastor if you are attending a church, or you can ask a school teacher to write the recommendation letter.

  • 5. Can I apply for the same program or training every year?

    At the Wesley Foundation, one person can apply for the same program only once to provide many people with the opportunity. However, for programs recruiting internships, you may have an opportunity to apply for the same program as an intern.

  • 6. Can I apply for the program twice a year?

    Yes, but in different programs.

  • 7. What kind of questions will I be asked at an interview?

    We will ask you whether you understand the purpose of the program, your application motive, and how you would like to leverage your experience. If you apply for an international program, a simple English conversation assessment will be conducted to determine your English proficiency.

  • 8. What am I supposed to write in the report?

    Describe the participation motive for the training, what you learned in the training, and how you would like to leverage your experience in the training in the future.

  • 9. It seems that there are many programs for women. Why?

    The history of the Wesley Foundation inherits the legacy of female missionaries from North America over 100 years ago who devoted their lives to develop education for Japanese women. Therefore, one of our missions is to empower women in today’s society, and we value programs for women. Recently, we have more programs both for men and women.

  • 10. Is training only for young people?

    No. One of the Wesley Foundation’s missions is to develop the next generation, and that is why you see a lot of training for young people. However we have also conducted many programs for a wide range of age groups in domestic seminars, lectures, and international programs.

  • 11. Should I be Christian to apply?

    No. Since the Wesley Foundation is an organization based on the spirit of Christianity, we hold many programs based on Christian values. However, anyone, including those who are comfortable with Christianity and want to know/understand Christianity, can apply and participate in the program.

International Program

  • 12. What should I do with overseas travel insurance?

    To participate in an international program, you are required to apply for overseas travel insurance designated by our foundation. You will be responsible for the overseas travel insurance fee.

  • 13. Is there any free time during the program?

    For international programs, the schedule is usually tight from morning to night, so do not expect to have complete free time. There is some free time on the last day. And some earlier participants went for sightseeing in the city and shopping.

  • 14. How much English competency is required to participate in an international program?

    You are not required much English proficiency for international programs intended for participants only from Japan. However, leadership training and Peace Seminars, which participants are gathered from various Asian countries, are all conducted in English. Pre-assignments, presentations during training, and conversations between participants are all in English, so you need to be able to communicate in English at a certain level.