Technos International Week in Japan

Technos Application  Deadline:   1 February 2016

The Tanaka Memorial Foundation provided an extraordinary opportunity for two students and a faculty member from Bates to experience Japan with other young adults for two weeks at Technos International Week. Ali Akhtar, Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, Catherine Morse ’17, and Chia-lin Yu ’18, represented Bates in June ’15. The Tanaka family’s objective is fostering international exchange and understanding. Bates students are introduced to Japan, its people and culture. The language used is English. Students and faculty alike have found the experience rich and sometimes life-changing.

In the year following the trip, the Technos Fellows share their experiences of the Technos International Week through visits to various classes and a poster presentation during Parents and Family Weekend. The selection committee welcomes applications from first and second year students who are not fluent in Japanese and are eligible for visitor’s visas.  Applications to attend Technos International Week next week require an essay and a letter or email of support from one member of the Bates College faculty.  Applications are available. They are due on February 1 to Lori Ouellette at louellet@bates.edu. Please contact Kirk Read at kread@bates.edu, if you have questions. To attend Technos International Week, students should be available during the first half of June.


Technos International Week Application

Catherine Morse '17 and Chia-Lin Lu '18 with students from Hope College

Catherine Morse ’17 and Chia-Lin Lu ’18 with students from Hope College

 

International Week group photo with Assistant Professor Ali Ahktar, Catherine Morse '17 and Chia-lin Yu '18

International Week group photo with Assistant Professor Ali Akhtar, Catherine Morse ’17 and Chia-lin Yu ’18