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Four Students Sought for Technos Trip

All first-year and sophomores are invited to apply for the unique opportunity to represent HWS on a two-week, all-expenses paid tour of Japan. Applications are available in the Office of Global Education and are due by Tuesday, Feb. 21 with an essay and letter of recommendation.

Offered annually, Technos International Week will be held from Sunday, June 3 to Friday, June 15. Sponsored by Technos International College in Tokyo and the Tanaka Ikueikai Educational Trust, the exchange opportunity was created to promote international exchange and understanding, as well as offer the opportunity to experience and appreciate Japanese life and culture. While in Japan, participants will visit classes at Technos International College and interact with its students and faculty. Numerous other academic cultural and social activities are planned.

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. Note that students who are enrolled in Japanese language courses or other coursework pertaining to Japan will be given some priority in consideration.

Students who are interested should stop by the Office of Global Education, on the third floor of Trinity Hall to pick up an application. Contact Amy Teel, program manager for the Center for Global Education, ext. 3307, or for further information.

The photo above features students attending last year’s Technos Trip.