Technos International Week in Japan
Application Deadline: 1 February
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. Professor Mara Tieken, assistant professor of education, Eileen Lam ’15 and Mi Hui Wong ’16, represented Bates in June 2013. The Tanaka family sets as its objective 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 2013, Bates students traveled to Japan from June 1-15. While there they visited many locations in Tokyo and traveled to Midori-no-Mura, the Japanese Alps, Kamakura, and other sites. The highlight of the trip, though, was the interaction with Japanese students at Technos College.
In the coming year, Bates students will tell others about their experience at 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 by noon on February 1 in Lane Hall 121. Please contact Kirk Read at firstname.lastname@example.org, if you have questions. To attend Technos International Week, students should be available during the first half of June.