Vanderbilt Graduates Accepted to JET Program
Recent Vanderbilt graduates, Claire Song ('18), Cynthia Wu ('18), and Victoria Kingman ('18), will travel to Japan to begin their tenure with the Japanese Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program. Claire will be working in Gojo-city, Nara, Cynthia will be working in Higashi-Hiroshima, and Victoria will be working in Kurobe-city, Toyama.
Japanese Language Students Shine at Speech Contest
On April 6th, 2019, Vanderbilt students of Japanese competed in the Twelfth Annual Tennessee Area Japanese Speech Contest held at MTSU . Thirty-six students represented seven universities. Several Vanderbilt students were recognized including: Rongyu Xin (Second Place, Advanced Level), Yejin Jeong (First Place, Intermediate Level), Yeeun Paik (Second Place, Intermediate Level), Kai-Wen Chiang (Honorable Mention, Intermediate Level), and Chang Kyu Jung (Honorable Mention, Beginner Level).
Jami Cox Is Vanderbilt's Newest Schwarzman Scholar
Jami is majoring in Public Policy Studies and minoring in Chinese Language and Culture. She was selected as one of 142 Schwarzman Scholars out of more than 4,000 applicants. Follow this link to read more about the Schwarzman Scholars Program and her plans to pursue a master's degree in global affairs at Tsinghua University in Beijing. Congratulations Jami, for this highly prestigious honor, and best of luck!
Adedeji Adeniyi Wins Fulbright Scholarship
Adedeji Adeniyi (Deji)’18, born in Lagos, Nigeria, is an Asian Studies and Molecular & Cellular Biology double major with a minor in Chemistry. Deji has been studying Mandarin throughout college, having previously been awarded the prestigious Critical Language Scholarship (CLS). As a recipient, he spent more than two months in Suzhou, China studying Mandarin at Soochow University. Before that, Deji had participated in a scholarship-funded Maymester course in Beijing, China that expanded his knowledge of the political, cultural, and economic climate present in modern-day Asia. Recently, he has been awarded a Fulbright scholarship for a year of study in Taiwan. Long term, Deji plans to become a pediatric doctor and hopes to apply his Mandarin proficiency in the medical field by becoming certified to conduct physician care in Mandarin, especially for children whose English may be limited.
Luce Scholar Fellowship Awarded to Phillip McGloin
Vanderbilt senior Phillip McGloin, a double major in economics and political science and a double minor in Chinese and financial economics, has been named to the 2018-19 class of Luce Scholars. He was one of 18 students chosen from a competitive nationwide pool of applicants. While reflecting on his future as a Luce Scholar, Phillip comments, "I look forward to learning what it means to live, work and have unfettered exposure to Asia." While at Vanderbilt, Phillip immersed himself in academics, international and professional experiences, and athletics. To learn more about Phillip McGloin and the Luce Scholar Program, click here.
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