Andrea Hall is a junior majoring in Japanese. In the summer of 2017, she will be a summer intern in the Production Department of Central Glass at the Kawasaki Plant in Kanagawa Prefecture.
Geofrey Hollinger (Marketing, Japanese) is working as a paid intern for Central Glass at the company’s Matsusaka Plant in Japan. He began in June and the internship will last until last spring of 2017. Geofrey reports that he is learning about the glass production process and the importance of process management. He teaches English to the employees, assists in Japanese to English translation for company documents, has served on Safety Patrols at the plant, and performed Environment Patrols, among other duties. The company also sent Geofrey to the Kawasaki Plant and Tokyo headquarters to tour both facilities. And finally, he has also learned how to ride a bicycle with the help and encouragement of his Japanese colleagues!
Gabrielle Lee (Japanese, Classics) will be attending the 2016 Tomodachi Daiwa House Student Leadership Conference in Washington, DC. She was selected as one of 20 US students to participate in this conference that addresses US-Japan relations, past and future, as well as potential careers in government and politics. In May 2016, she was awarded a Summer Research Award from the Office of Undergraduate Research to conduct research about Noh theater and contemporary Japanese literature. Gabrielle was also recently awarded the Study in Japan Scholarship from the Asian Studies Center for Spring 2017. She will be studying at Konan University in Kobe, Japan. She also was awarded the Summer Foreign Language and Area Studies Scholarship from the Asian Studies Center in summer 2015. In 2014, Gabrielle was a particpant in the Kakehashi Project, a short term exchange program funded by the Japanese government to promote interest in Japan. Gabrielle is expected to graduate in August 2017 after she returns from studying abroad.
Chimuanya Osuoha (Japanese, Psychology) has receieved a Foreign Language and Area Studies Scholarship for the 2016-2017 academic year from the Asian Studies Center. She also received a Summer Foreign Language and Area Studies Scholarship for study abroad in Yokohama, Japan.
Andrea Radziminski (Japanese, History) was awarded a Japanese Summer Language Study Scholarship as well as a Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship from the Asian Studies Center in March 2016.
Alison Sabolcik (Italian, Japanese) was awarded a Japan Summer Fellowship from the Asian Studies Center in summer 2016 to to study with IES Abroad in Tokyo.