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APPLICATION NOW LIVE AND DUE BY SUNDAY MAY 15, 2016!


(direct link to application: www.jaina.org/jyepapplication)

Planned Meetings/Visits in various Cities:

 


Here you will find the following information:


Scope of the JAINA Youth Exchange Program (JYEP)

Introduction to JAINA and JITO (Jain International Trade Organization)
Eligibility Requirements

FAQs

GET STARTED - APPLY TODAY!

 

SCOPE OF THE JAIN YOUTH EXCHANGE PROGRAM (JYEP)

The inaugural JYEP Program will take ten Jain Youths (ages 18 - 25) from USA to India for approximately three weeks trip starting on July 21st, 2016 and finishing on August 10th, 2016.

The Jain Youth Exchange Program offers exposure to different cultures ranking as one of the most powerful ways to promote Indian culture and Jain way of life. The Jain Youth Exchange program intends to provide hundreds of young students with the opportunity to meet people from other countries and to experience new cultures, planting the seeds for a lifetime of international understanding. The program plans to offers numerous benefits to its young participants and their hosts and mentors, Jain leadership in India, as well as to the Jain community at large in India.

Through Jain Youth Exchange Program, students learn firsthand about all aspects of life in another country. As their concept of the world expands, they mature and develop a deeper understanding of themselves. Immersion in another country’s value system enhances their academic, professional, social, and personal growth. Host Jain Center's, families and the entire community are enriched by extended, friendly contact with someone from a different family/culture.

“…The most important learning for me was a sneak peek into the perspectives of people who have had drastically different experiences and upbringing than me as they have been brought up in a different culture altogether.”

~ JITO-US Cohort Participant


Major Program Highlights:

*Places Meetings with
Successful Entrepreneurs

NGO’s / Businesses Visited
*Dates 
Ahmedabad Gautam Adani,
Karan Adani.
Samir Mehta (TORRENT)
Sanjay Lalbhai (ARVIND)
Arvind Ltd, Tata Nano,
Ratnamani Steal, SEWA,
Manav Sadhna, Panjapole, Tapovan,
Institute of Indology,
IIM, IIT and ISRO,
Akshaya Patra kitchen
Day and Time
are published
in detailed
program
Pilgrimage Sites: Palitana, Sankheswar, JITO Heritage Walk, A 2 day retreat in a resort near Ahmedabad with yoga, mediation and other coaching.

Mumbai Motilal Oswal,
Pradip Rathod (CELLO)
Dilip Sanghvi
Reliance Patalganga
Dharavi
Day and Time
are published
in detailed
program
City tour, meeting with selective Bollywood stars,visit to Bombay Stock Exchange, Reliance Control Center, Interactions/discussions with prominent Diamond businessmen, Dance/ Music sessions, Half day Trekking and 1 day tour to Pune

Delhi  D.K.Jain (LUXOR)
Pradip Jain (PARSHWANATH)
Vivek Jain (TOI),
Meetings with Leading Jain MP's
Day and Time
are published
in detailed
program
City Tour, visit parliament of India, India - Pak wagha border, interaction with selective soldiers, One day Kingdom of Dreams and Visit to Taj Mahal.

Bangalore  Executives of Flipkart
and Infosys,
NGO Leaders
Flipkart,
Infosys and public and start up companies

Day and Time
are published
in detailed
program
Visit several NGOs, IISC, IIM-Bangalore and other fund activities.

* All places, programs & dates are subject to change.


INTRODUCTION TO JAINA AND JITO (Jain International Trade Organization)


JAINA, Federation of Jain Associations in North America, in collaboration with JITO, Jain International Trade Organization, Ahmedabad (Gujarat) is proud to present the second phase of Jain Youth Exchange Program [JYEP].

JITO (www.jitoahmedabad.org) is the largest organization of Jain businesses, industrialists, and professionals in India. JAINA (www.jaina.org) is the largest organization of Jains in North America.

 

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

1. Must be between 18 – 25 yrs. old.
2. Must be Jain or interested in learning about Jain values, principles, and practices.
3. Enrolled as a student in a college or university.

  

APPLICATION PROCESS AND TIMELINE:

1. Download PDF form and email to jyep@jaina.org
2. Interview with JYEP Selection Team Member
3. Confirmation will be provided by  May 23, 2016.

 

FAQS

1. Costs

Students from USA will pay for all their international & travel within India, health insurance, pocket money to pay for incidental expenses, including if they were to pay for food outside, or to purchase souvenirs, etc.

Host Families (in India) would be responsible for local transportation, lodging, boarding, and food at home. The local Jain Center or Host families can sponsor any events, or cultural activity, or programs at their discretion. 


2. How many cities will be visiting? 

Currently we have included 5 cities (Ahmedabad, Mumbai, Delhi, Jaipur and Bangalore)

 

3. After I apply, what can I expect? 

May 23, 2016 - Confirmations will be provided

June 04, 2016 - Accepted Candidates Team Call

June 17, 2016 - Host Family Designation will be provided

 

GET STARTED - APPLY TODAY!


Please download the application via the link below & submit electronically to:

jyep@jaina.org OR mail to:

JAINA HQ

722 South Main St.

Milpitas, CA 95035



 

(direct link to application: www.jaina.org/jyepapplication)

 

All applications must be submitted by:
Sunday May 15, 2016 11:59pm EST.


The program will start on July. 21, 2016.

 

See below highlights of 2015 JYEP program:

Please see below a slideshow of their experience

 

  

JYEP 2016 Students with JAINA team
JAINA again partnered with JITO in India to recently host 12 Youths who hailed from various cities in India. These 12 Youths were selected from 400+ applicants in India. Youths were hosted in homes of Jain families while touring, visiting various monuments and temples and meeting entrepreneurs and industry leaders. The group started their three weeks trip in New York City, followed by a visit to Washington D.C., attended YJA Convention in Los Angeles and completed their amazing experience in San Francisco.
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