Students Prepare to Study in Japan

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Carmen Reese (left) and Mackenzie Alexander are currently preparing to go to Japan to study abroad.  Photo by Ileana Brown.

Carmen Reese (left) and Mackenzie Alexander are currently preparing to go to Japan to study abroad. Photo by Ileana Brown.

Two of Snow College’s students, Carmen Reese and Mackenzie Alexander, have received scholarships to study abroad and will be doing so in Japan next semester.  The pair will take part in an intensive Japanese study program at Otemon Gakuin University in Osaka, Japan.

Reese and Alexander are both in the Japanese II class, which is taught by Jeff Lamb in the Lucy Phillips Building.  This class is where they first heard of the opportunity to study in Japan.  This opportunity was made available by Snow College’s Center for Global Engagement, which has close ties with Otemon Gakuin.

Reese went on a trip to Japan during the previous summer and was happy to find another opportunity to return there to study.  Alexander’s reasons for going may be more personal; she has relatives who live in Japan.  While there, they will study Japanese philosophy, poetry and culture as part of the intensive study and attend related seminars.

Both students were awarded scholarships by the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program, which offers financial aid to college students who wish to study in foreign countries.  Students interested in utilizing this scholarship to study abroad should contact Alex Peterson at the Center for Global Engagement for more information.

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