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Auburn graduates selected for Japan Exchange and Teaching program

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Published on Jan 30, 2017

Five Auburn University graduates were selected through a competitive process for the Japan Exchange and Teaching, or JET, program. JET is a Japanese-government sponsored initiative "to promote internationalization at the grassroots level by bringing young, college-educated individuals to work in communities throughout Japan.” According to the Consulate General of Japan in Atlanta, Auburn graduates constituted the largest group of JET participants selected from a single school in American Southeast. Two of the JET participants have completed an Asian studies minor with Japanese concentration and one other has studied elementary Japanese, both in the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures. During the one-year contract on the JET Program, these graduates will assist English teachers at Japanese schools, gain valuable work experience and explore the country’s rich and historical culture. This photo was taken at the Pre-Departure Reception held in July 2016. 

scholarship recipients standing at a reception

From left to right: 

Amanda Denney, Peace Corps Recruiter on AU campus; Jacqueline Pedroso (B.A. 2016, Asian Studies Minor with Japanese Concentration and JET participant); Cody Marschalk (M.Ed 2016, Asian Studies Minor with Japanese Concentration and JET participant); Joseph Sharp (M.A. 2016 and JET participant); Lucas Brooks (B.S. 2016, Completed Elementary Japanese and JET participant)