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by Dr. William Zanella, associate dean, International
|From Chicago, Blodgett participated in the Up
With People Program, traveling to 90 cities in 12 countries and
before coming to HPU. He also completed a two-semester program
studying Japanese as an HPU exchange student at Osaka Gakuin
University in Japan.
Manning, a native of New Hampshire, was an international business
major with dual U.S. and Canadian citizenship.
Pagels, from Michigan, took various Japan-related and Japanese
language classes at HPU and earned a bachelor’s degree
in international relations
Spearing, from Kailua on O‘ahu, did an Asian concentration
in her HPU anthropology major and spent the fall 2004 semester
as an HPU exchange student at Soonchunhyang University in Korea,
where she also did tutoring in English.
Brian Goda, a 2001 graduate in international business , was also
chosen, but did not accept the position.
The new JET teachers were selected after a rigorous application
and interview process involving more than 100 applicants just
Japanese language ability is not required of JET participants,
who receive an annual salary of approximately $32,000, round-trip
air fare, health insurance, and other benefits. Contracts run
from July, 2006 to June, 2007, and may be renewed for extended
Alumni and students who are U.S. citizens and who will graduate
by May 2006 are invited to learn about English teaching opportunities
in Japan at a briefing by officials of the Honolulu Japan Consulate-General
at HPU’s President’s Conference Room, second floor,
1166 Fort Street Mall, at 3-4 p.m. on Oct. 6.
JET information is available online at www.us.emb-japan.go.jp/JETProgram/homepage.html.
For more information, or for applications, e-mail Dr. William
Zanella, associate dean of International Exchange Programs, at
email@example.com. The application deadline is Dec. 1.
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