Program Dates

2018 Application Schedule

  • Tuesday, October 10: Online Application Opens
  • Thursday, November 2, 2017 (by 11:59 PM, Japan time)
  • November 9 – 10 (U.S. time): Skype Interviews with Program Finalists
  • Mid-November: Notification of Selected Participants

2018 Program Schedule

  • Mid-November: Submission of Visa Documentation to Rice University
  • December – January: Pre-Departure Planning & Visa Application to U.S. Embassy/Consulate
  • Late January: Pre-Departure Webinar
  • Saturday, February 24: International Group Flight Departs from Tokyo and Arrival in Houston
  • Sunday, February 25: Orientation Seminars at Rice University
  • Monday, February 26: Office of International Students Check-in, Obtain Rice ID, and Initial Meeting with Host Professor/Lab
  • Tuesday, February 27 – Thursday, March 22: Science & Engineering Research Internships at Rice University
  • Friday, March 23: Final Research Project Poster Presentation at Rice University
  • Saturday, March 24 – Friday, March 30: Science & Technology Policy, Leadership and Mentorship Study Tour in Washington, DC and Lehigh University (Pennsylvania)
  • Saturday, March 31: International Group Flight Departs U.S. (lose 1 day as you cross the International Date Line)
  • Sunday, April 1: International Group Flight Arrives in Tokyo & Travel Home

Archived TOMODACHI STEM @ Rice University Program Schedule
If you would like more information on what the TOMODACHI STEM @ Rice University experience is like you may want to review the program schedule’s below from our previous year’s program.

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