Technos International Week in Japan
Saturday, June 1 – Sunday, June 15, 2013
Application Deadline: 1 February
The Tanaka Memorial Foundation provided an extraordinary opportunity for three students and a faculty member from Bates to experience Japan with other young adults for two weeks at Technos International Week. Professor Nancy Koven, associate professor of psychology, So Hyun “Sandy” Kwon, ’13, Rachel Levine ’15, and Tenzin Namdol ’15 represented Bates in June 2012. 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 2012, Bates students travelled to Japan from June 2-15. 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 and the 50th anniversary celebration of Technos College. The Bates students created a blog to celebrate their experience. See the link below.
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 Dave Baker at firstname.lastname@example.org, if you have questions. To attend Technos International Week, students should be available during the first half of June.