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Toyota International Teacher Program Provides Teachers Two-Week Study In Japan

October 19, 2004

Charleston, W.Va. - High school teachers from around the state are invited to apply for the Toyota International Teacher Program. Applications are now available to participate in the two-week study tour of Japan, which is open to secondary school classroom teachers in ten states, including West Virginia.  

The fully-funded two-week program, sponsored by Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc., provides participants an opportunity to learn first-hand about Japanís education, culture, environment and technology. Next yearís program will take place in June 2005, and will include a two-day visit to the 2005 World Expo in Aichi, Japan. The Expo will focus on how the global community is dealing with environmental issues, natural resources and energy.  

Since 1999, groups of American educators have journeyed annually to Japan to explore the countryís history, educational system, environment and technology. They return with fresh ideas for sharing their experiences and international perspective with their students, colleagues and communities.  

The deadline for applications is January 10, 2005. Interested individuals may apply online at www.iie.org/programs/toyota. Applications may be requested through the website, or by emailing toyotateach@iie.org, or by calling the Institute of International Education at 11-877-TEACH-JP (877-832-2457).

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