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Welcome: Hitomi Hara, Education Abroad Intern

Welcome: Hitomi Hara, Education Abroad Intern

AMIDEAST Education Abroad is happy to introduce our new intern, Hitomi Hara!

Hitomi was born and raised in Kanagawa, Japan. Currently, she is a student of Tokai University where she is studying international relations and cultures in the Department of International Studies.

During her university life, she has been trying to find what she is really interested in and be an active student on campus. She has participated in several extracurricular university programs including a study abroad program in Vancouver, Canada. In this program, Hitomi studied at the English Language Institute that is a part of the University of British Columbia. The aim of the program was to improve her English language skills while participating in intercultural learning activities with students from all over the world. From this experience, she became interested in English teaching and intercultural learning.

Students in EAP (English for Academic Purposes) course at the English Language Institute. Photo Credit: Hitomi Hara, 2017

After this experience, Hitomi wanted to further broaden her perspective of cultural differences so she visited Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia as a member of the JENESYS (Japan-East Asia Network of Exchange for Students and Youths) program. By visiting some universities and communicating with students on this program, she became more engaged to cultural education and realized the importance of language skills.

Six students from Tokai University participated in JENESYS program 2017 to introduce Japanese culture. Photo Credit: Hitomi Hara, 2018

For this year, she decided to participate in the Academic Internship Program at The Washington Center. Through her internship at AMIDEAST Education Abroad, she hopes to expand her understanding of career development and to deepen knowledge of intercultural learning and language education. After interning at AMIDEAST, Hitomi plans to graduate from Tokai University and be an English instructor to further her career.

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Introducing Fall 2018 Blog Correspondent: Jaycee Miller

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