Bowdoin students have been successful in receiving Fulbright grants to conduct research in Japan, as well as JET (Japan Exchange and Teaching) awards to teach English there. Sponsored by the Japanese government, the JET program sends new graduates to promote international understanding at a grass-roots level and to improve English language teaching in schools. Many have also received scholarships from the Bridging Project and Middlebury College to fund intensive language study.
Carolyn Barber ’13, Kim Lacey ’13 and Ruiqi Tang ‘13 selected for JET program.
Alexandra Mathieu ‘15 selected for Japan-America Student Conference.
Kim Lacey ’13 in Japanese 206 won the third prize in an essay contest organized by the Consulate-General of Japan in Boston.
Shazed Ahmed accepted to JET. (Declined) She was also awarded a financial award to attend the Middlebury Summer Language School.
Park Soon-Ho ‘12 in Japanese 308 won the 2nd prize in an essay contest organized by the Consulate-General of Japan in Boston.
Alithea McFarlane ‘14 was selected and received funding to attend the Japan-America Student Conference.
Alex Haskins ’11 received a financial fellowship sponsored by Harvard Graduate School.
Zoe Eddy ’10 received a financial fellowship sponsored by Harvard Graduate School.
George Amoithe’ 11 received a financial fellowship sponsored by Columbia Graduate School.
Julianne Farrar ’13 received the Bridging Scholarship to fund study-away in Japan in fall 2012.
Matthew Gray ’09 accepted to JET.
Samantha Scully ’09 accepted to JET.
Ikumi Crocoll ’09 accepted to JET.
Andrew Steltzer ’08 selected to the Fulbright Undergraduate Fellowship Program. He studied the implementation of English language teaching in Japanese schools, exploring how broader national goals are translated into actual instruction. Read more about Andrew's experience on his blog.
Robert Rezvani ’08 accepted to JET.
Kenneth Akiha ’08 accepted to JET.
George Aumoithe ’11 is Freeman-ASIA Grant winner for study-away this summer
John Burlinson ’10 received a Bridging Scholarship for study-away in fall 2008
Karen Tang ’07 selected to the Fulbright Undergraduate Fellowship Program. She studied the causes of rising mature divorce rates by reviewing scholarly articles, analyzing statistical evidence and conducting interviews.
Samantha Scully ’09 was selected and received funding to attend the Japan-America Student Conference.