|Student wins scholarship to study in Japan
RELEASED: June 10, 2004
DANVILLE, KYFor the second year in a row a Centre student has won a $5,000 Freeman-ASIA scholarship to study in Japan. Brad Samples, a rising junior from Louisville, was this year's recipient.
The goal of the Freeman-ASIA award program is to promote study abroad in Asian countries.
Samples, a double major in international studies and economics, will study at Yamaguchi Prefectural University during the fall term and CentreTerm.
He will be one of seven Centre students who will study in Japan this fall as part of the Centre-in-Japan exchange program with Yamaguchi Prefectural University. Each year Centre sends several students to Yamaguchi and several Japanese students attend Centre.
"I'd like to have a better understanding of the Japanese economy and strengthen my grasp of the language," Samples says. "I'm also looking forward to riding the bullet trains."
Each Centre student who chooses to study in Japan must take one year of the language at Centre. Samples has studied Japanese for two years.
While in Japan, each Centre student lives with a carefully selected Japanese family, studies the language intensely, and takes elective courses in Japanese.
"Brad is a superb student and deeply interested in Asia," says Milton Reigelman. Cowan Professor of English and director of international programs at Centre. "He'll come back with a good deal of training and experience in Asian studies."
Other students attending Yamaguchi next year are rising junior David Cramb of Nashville, Tenn.; and rising sophomores, Nora Brown of Louisville, Anna Cable of Signal Mountain, Tenn., Vicki Cann of Kingston, Jamaica, Will Larson of Leicester, N.C., and Daniel Powell of Stanford, Ky.
To see a travel journal of a Centre student who studied in Japan, go to http://www.centre.edu/web/admission/traveljournals/. For more on Centre's study abroad program, visit http://web.centre.edu/studyabroad/. Seventy-five percent of all Centre students study abroad at least once during their four years at the College.
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