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Japan Study Tour Competition Now Open

All first-years and sophomores are invited to apply to represent HWS on a two-week all-expenses paid tour of Japan. Technos International Week will be held from June 4 – 18. This program is sponsored by Technos International College in Tokyo and the Tanaka Ikueikai Educational Trust. Two HWS students and one faculty member will be chosen to participate in the program.

Participants will visit classes at Technos International College and interact with its students and faculty. Numerous other academic cultural and social activities are planned. The program promotes international exchange and understanding, as well as offers the opportunity to experience and appreciate Japanese life and culture.

Participants are selected based on the following criteria: a demonstrated interest in Japan its people, culture and history, an excellent academic record, and a willingness to meet people from different racial and cultural backgrounds and experience aspects of Japanese culture, living conditions and cuisine. Applicants must have no previous travel experience in Japan, limited or no Japanese language skills, and must be a citizen of the United States, the European Union, New Zealand or a country whose citizens are permitted similar visa waiver conditions for short-term entry to Japan.

Students who are interested in applying should stop by the Office of Global Education in Trinity Hall third floor to pick up the Technos application form as soon as possible. The form must be turned in by Monday, Feb. 21 with an essay and a letter of recommendation. Note that students who are enrolled in Japanese language courses or other coursework pertaining to Japan will be given some priority in consideration.

Contact program manager Amy Teel at the Center for Global Education by phone (315-781-3307) or e-mail at teel@hws.edu for further information.

The photo above was taken during 2010 Technos International Week.