Technos International Week

A special two-week educational tour offered every June.

Technos College/Tanaka Educational Trust in Tokyo—an affiliate trust organization with which Hobart and William Smith have had a longstanding relationship—host two HWS students and one faculty member for an expenses-paid study visit. Joined by similar delegations from seven other American colleges, along with other international participants from New Zealand and England, students visit Tokyo, Nagano, Takayama and other sites. During the trip students are able to visit classes at Technos College and interact with Technos students, as well as participate in various cultural and recreational activities. The aims of the program are to promote international exchange and understanding on the campus of Technos College, as well as offer groups the opportunity to experience and appreciate Japanese life and culture. No academic credit is given for this program.

Approximate Program Dates

Two weeks in early June. The application deadline is at the end of January each year.


The program is open to any first-year student or sophomore who has a keen interest in Asia, particularly Japan, or Asian Languages. However, students who have previously been on an academic program in Japan, have traveled to Japan or have more than minimal Japanese language skills are not eligible. Eligibility is also limited to citizens of the United States of America, Canada, European Community, New Zealand or other countries whose citizens are not required to have a visa to enter Japan.


The only costs are personal expenses, souvenirs and some meals. International flights, accommodations, most meals and ground transportation are covered.

Students who fit the application criteria and are interested in the program are invited to apply by filling out special forms, which can be obtained in the Center for Global Education in Trinity Hall. Contact the Center for Global Education for more information.


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