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HTC Philosophy

TJHC Philosophy

We aim to foster a comprehensive education experience that fosters English ability, international perspective, general knowledge, social awareness and individual responsibility.

    English ability
  • through English classes, TOEIC testing, homestay life, company internships.
  • International perspective
  • through homestay life, interaction with international students, volunteer activities.
  • Social awareness
  • general knowledge classes, guidance from advisors.
  • Individual responsibility
  • personal responsibility for earning credits, maintaining grades and attendance records, following program rules.

Academic Calendar

Our quarterly schedule generally follows that of the host college campus. The timing of individual events may vary from year to year.


First Quarter (Spring)
April – June
Individual advising, orientation, Seattle city tour, field trips to University of Washington and Safeco Field stadium tour, Mariners Baseball Game, scuba diving lessons, quarter break (mid-June).
Second Quarter (Summer)
July – August
TOEIC exam, day trip to Mount Rainier, Seafair Summer Festivals, field trips to Museum of Flight, Washington State Ferry, television studio.
Third Quarter (Fall)
September – December
TOEIC exams (two times), field trips to pumpkin fields, art museums, Christmas shows, Halloween activities, Honolulu Marathon.
Fourth Quarter (Winter)
January
TOEIC exam, Hotel Observation Program, English Proficiency Test, Graduation and party.

Instructional Content

While focusing on English skills, each student can construct a course curriculum around his or her individual interests.

Required Courses: ESL
Listening, speaking
reading, writing

Out-of-Classroom Learning
Volunteer activities, extracurricular activities, company internships, independent study

Required Courses: taught in Japanese and English
TOEIC Preparation (reading, listening), Basic English Grammar, Communication in America, Situational English

Volunteer Activity examples
College Japanese class teaching assistants, child-care center and nursing home assistants, elementary school sports coach, festival and event staff, food bank and clothing bank service

Extra-curricular Activity examples
Mountain camping trips, ski trips, scuba diving classes, International Students’ Club activities, lessons in dance, martial arts, music, etc., first aid certification, church activities, participation in community-sponsored sports events, marathons, etc.

History of HTC

1986 Trajal Hospitality College establishes its American branch in affiliation with Edmonds Community College (EDCC) in the State of Washington – a ten-month overseas study program for travel industry students from Japan.
1993 Trajal Hospitality College creates a ten-month overseas study program for hotel business students in collaboration with Shoreline Community College (SCC) in the State of Washington.
1996 TJHC receives award from the EDCC Legacy Club (a College-local enterprise mutual support association) for its long-standing accomplishments at EDCC.
2015 TJHC establishes a partnership with Cascadia College (CC) in the State of Washington – a ten-month overseas study program

The school name was changed from Trajal Hospitality & Tourism College to Trajal Hospitality College on October.
At present TJHC serves as the overseas study destination for students of the following affiliated schools:
  • Trajal Hospitality & Tourism College
  • Tokyo Bridal College
  • Trajal Hospitality & Tourism College Osaka
  • Osaka Bridal College
  • Keisen Hokkaido Tourism Technical School (Hokkaido)

Campus will be determined based on the goals of study abroad program and English levels.