First-Years and Sophomores (ONLY) are invited to apply to represent Hobart and William Smith Colleges on a two-week, all-expenses paid tour of Japan. Technos International Week will be held this year from June 1 to June 11 (groups will depart from the U.S. on May 31, 2006). This program is sponsored by Technos International College in Tokyo and the Tanaka Ikueikai Educational Trust.
Two Hobart and William Smith Colleges students and one HWS faculty member will be chosen to participate in this tour. Our Japanese hosts will provide in-country travel, all accommodations in Tokyo and elsewhere and many meals during the two week stay in Japan. HWS will cover international airfare and a small spending allowance for remaining meals.
Participants will visit classes at Technos International College and interact with its students and faculty. Numerous other academic, cultural and social activitie are planned. The aims of the program are to promote international exchange and understanding on the campus of Technos International College, as well as offer groups the opportunity to experience and appreciate Japanese life and culture.
The program sponsor requests that participants be selected on the following criteria:
1. A genuine interest in Japan, its people, culture and history; 2. An excellent academic record; 3. A willingness to meet people from different racial and cultural backgrounds and experience aspects of Japanese culture, living conditions and cuisine which may be foreign; 4. No previous travel experience in Japan; no or minimal Japanese language skills 5. Citizenship of the United States of America, United Kingdom, New Zealand or a country whose citizens are permitted similar visa waiver conditions for short-term entry to Japan.
If you are interested in the above opportunity, please stop by the Office of Global Education, Trinity Hall 3rd Floor and pick up the Technos application OR email Sharon Walsh at Walsh@hws.edu for an application. The form must be turned in by January 30 2006 with an essay and a letter of recommendation. Contact Amy Teel of the Center for Global Education (x3307) or Teel@hws.edu for further information.
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