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RELEASED: July 22, 2004
DANVILLE, KYJenny Cheatham, a May Centre graduate, is going back to school. This time, though, shell be the teacher.
Cheatham is participating in the Japan Exchange Teaching (JET) Programme. Shell spend a year in Nagato City as an assistant language teacher for Japanese high school students.
Cheatham, who majored in international studies, has been to Japan once before. She studied at the Yamaguchi Prefectural University in 2001-2002 through Centres exchange program.
Cheatham is excited to return.
Im very lucky to be placed there, she says. I grew very close to my host family while studying abroad, and now Ill be able to visit them often in the coming year.
I learned more in my four months abroad than I could have ever learned anywhere else, she says. Im excited that therell be seven Centre students studying at YPU in the fall. I look forward to visiting them in Yamaguchi City.
Cheatham is the fourth Centre graduate to participate in the JET Programme in the past three years. She learned of the program while in Japan, and when she returned to Centre her professors helped her apply.
To learn about international study opportunities at Centre, go to http://web.centre.edu/studyabroad/.
For more information about the JET Programme, visit www.jetprogramme.org/.
Rising sophomore Rachel Tapley contributed to this story.
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