The Royal Thimphu College welcomed the 6thgroup of representatives from SEISA University in Japan this March. SEISA is one of the several educational institutes around the world with which RTC has an academic partnership. The partnership was established in 2010. Since then, selected students from RTC make a 2 week cultural visit to Japan every year. In return, RTC hosts a group from SEISA every year as well.
This year’s SEISA group included 12 students and 2 faculty members from SEISA University. The group resided on-campus at the executive centre guest house and spent 3 days of their programme duration in the capital city. The group had the opportunity to talk with the President of RTC and also interact with RTC students, who provided a welcome cultural programme for them. Mr. Michito Kanno one of the student participants of SEISA University, demonstrated the beautiful Japanese tea ceremony during the cultural programme. The programme, which was led by Dr. Miwako Hosada the Vice President of SEISA Univerity and a faculty of SEISA Mr. Ken Nishinaga, included short cultural visits to Paro Taktshang, and other historical places such as the Kuenselphodrang, and Dochula, where they had a spectacular view of Bhutan’s pristine environment and untouched mountains. They also visited the Traditional Medicine Hospital and the Faculty of Traditional Medicine.
This exchange programme is one of the many efforts of RTC to provide international learning opportunities for its students.