Technos International Week in Japan
Deadline for interested students: 1 February 2018
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. William Matthews, Alice Swanson Esty Professor of Music, Jiayang Chen ’20, and Nina Flores ’20 represented Bates in June 2017. 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. The application for Technos International Week next week includes an essay and a letter or email of support from one member of the Bates College faculty. Applications are due by 11:59 PM on February 1. Letters of support may be mailed separately but also due by the deadline to Lori Ouellette, firstname.lastname@example.org. Please contact Margaret Imber at email@example.com, if you have questions. To attend Technos International Week, students should be available during the first half of June.