Technos Japan Tour announcement for Students
Tour date: June 1 to June 15, 2013 (to be confirmed)
Application deadline: February 25, Monday
Eligibility: current First Year and sophomore, full-time continuing students (must be in residence on Hartford campus when applying AS WELL AS in fall 2013)
What it is: It is a unique opportunity available for Trinity students, made possible by the College’s affiliation with the Tanaka Ikueikai Educational Trust of Japan. One faculty or staff member and two students are invited for a two-week exchange program in Japan to participate in Technos International Week held in Tokyo in June 2013.
Technos International Week is an event organized by Technos College of Japan. Its goal is to promote international exchange and understanding between the international guests and the members of the host institution, as well as to offer the guest group the opportunity to experience and appreciate Japanese life and culture. Trinity College is one of 10 colleges and universities from around the world to participate.
Who this is for: This is an opportunity for those who have had very strong and genuine interest in any aspect of Japanese culture and society but have not had an opportunity to pursue it academically.
The commitment to the language study in Japanese at Trinity is a must. Students who are either currently in First Year Japanese or planning to study First Year Japanese in fall, 2013 are given the highest considerations.
Also, applicants must submit a project proposal, which he/she plans to carry out while in Japan. We are looking for students with unique ideas and ability to carry out such ideas.
Other selection criteria:
· Thoughtfulness and feasibility of the proposed project
· a personal quality appropriate to represent Trinity College and to work within a team,
· an excellent academic record,
· a willingness to meet people from different ethnic and cultural backgrounds and to experience elements of Japanese culture, living conditions, and cuisine that may be unfamiliar,
· never lived in Japan,
· a citizenship status which allows visa waiver conditions for short-term entry to Japan
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There is no application form. Please submit a 1-2 page letter of application, in which you 1) briefly describe your interest in Japan, 2) outline how you plan to pursue your interest at Trinity College after the trip, and 3) propose a project you would like to embark on during the two week stay in Japan. Also, 4) indicate a name of a Trinity person whom we may contact for reference. Please attach to this letter of application your Trinity transcript (unofficial transcript accepted).
The application materials (application letter and transcript) should be sent to Prof. Rieko Wagoner, Dept. of Languages and Culture Studies. Electronic submission is acceptable. Please confirm the receipt before the deadline.
We will begin the selection process immediately following the deadline by interviewing the finalists and notifying the selected students before Spring break.
For your information, the Center for Urban and Global Studies web site has links to Technos Tour journals submitted by the previous participants.