Program Dates

2020 Program Schedule

January 23, 2020
Online Application Opens
 February 26, 2020
Online Application Deadline
One Letter of Recommendation must be submitted via email
Copy of Student Transcript & Resume Due
Mid-March Skype Interviews with Program Finalists & 2020 Participants Selected
by late-April
Submission of Visa Documentation to Rice University
by mid-July

– Students Submit Visa Applications to Nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate after receiving their DS-2019 from Rice (Students pay all visa application/SEVIS fees individually)

– Pre-Departure Webinar: Preparing for Life in the U.S.

August 13 Travel to Tokyo (Students must arrange/pay for own transportation to Tokyo, Lodging for 2 nights provided.)
August 14 Intercultural Communication Seminar in Tokyo
August 15
International Group Flight Departs from Tokyo (Gain 1 day crossing International Date Line)
August 15 (US Time) Arrive in Houston
Sunday, August 16
Sight-seeing & Grocery Tour in Houston
Monday, August 17
Orientation Day at Rice University
Tuesday, August 18 – Sunday, Sept. 13
Research Internships at Rice University
Friday, Sept. 11
Monday, Sept. 14
DOW Company Site Visit in Houston
Final Research Project Poster Presentation at Rice University
Tuesday, Sept. 15 – Saturday, Sept. 19
Final Week Women in Global STEM & Leadership Workshop at Lehigh University in Pennsylvania
Sunday, Sept. 20
International Group Flight Departs U.S. (lose 1 day as you cross the International Date Line)
Monday, Sept. 21 Arrive in Tokyo (Students must arrange/pay for own transportation home from arrival airport)

Archived TOMODACHI STEM @ Rice University Program Schedule
For informational/archival purposes only.  The program schedule for 2020 will be different as it will be held from August РSeptember this year.

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