Orientation Sessions

Both travelers and host families will get plenty of help in preparing with our orientation sessions, led by students and faculty from the Bowdoin College Japanese Department. Traveler orientation Travelers are required to attend four mandatory orientation sessions. The sessions will be comprised of community building activities, short lectures, role plays, simulations and cultural demonstrations. Think of it as a fun, entertaining, engaging and educational ‘culture’ workshop! Some of ...
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Travelogue 2012

Our Summer 2012 travelers sent home descriptions and observations of their experience in Japan - Here are the posts: Rose Horowitz (July 23rd) Anthony Hardy (July 23rd) Dylan Robinson (July 24th) Gabe Kunhardt (July 25th) Haley Todd (July 25th) Nick Rayder (July 25th) Liam McDermott (July 27th) Christopher Paulus (July 29th) Theodore Seidel (July 29th)
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The Times Record: New Leaders Managing Exchange Program

The Bath-Tsugaru Sister City Exchange Program made the front page of the March 30th edition of The Times Record. With new leadership and renewed vigor, we have high hopes for this year's program, as well as future exchanges. Read an excerpt and access the full article below: Calling all with wanderlust, the Bath-Tsugaru Sister City Exchange Program is seeking travelers who are interested in experiencing Japanese culture firsthand through a 10-day homestay in northern Japan this summer. ...
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Japanese Culture Day: April 18

This is the Bath-Tsugaru Exchange Program's 25th year of service and cross-cultural exchange between students and families in Maine and Aomori. We want to say THANK YOU for helping make our organization the largest cultural exchange program in the state of Maine! Join us for a full day of Japanese events, activities, workshops and demonstrations!  All events are FREE and open to the public! Please see the detailed itinerary for the events here: Program Page 1 ・ Program Page 2 Please note th...
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Dining for a cause

Tuesday July 16, 5-9pm at Henry & Marty Restaurant and Bar, 61 Main St., Brunswick, Maine. The wonderful restaurant has pledged 10% of the evening's sales to support the 2013 Student Travel Fund.  Let your server know that you are dining to support the students! Reservations suggested, but not required: 207-721-9141. Hope to see you there!
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Heritage Days Preview

We are excited to announce  the visit of a Tsugaru City delegation over the Fourth of July.  The city will be welcoming this small group of officials, who are coming to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the signing of the sister city documents and to participate in Heritage Days activities. Please contact us to join  in the Bath Fourth of July parade. A Tsugaru official will be grand marshall, followed by a nebuta float and music.  You are encouraged to join us in the parade...jackets a...
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