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UH Hilo graduates selected for JET Program

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Date: Wednesday, October 26, 2016
Contact: Alyson Kakugawa-Leong, (808) 932-7669

For Immediate Release

Two spring 2016 graduates from the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo have been selected for the Japanese Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program.

Johann Kuipers, a sociology major who minored in English and received a Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) certificate, also studied abroad at the University of Waikato in New Zealand during the 2014 -2015 academic year. Kuipers now lives on Ishigaki Island in Okinawa, and works at multiple schools around Taketomni-cho, where he teaches elementary and middle school students.

Linguistics major Kayla Ing also graduated with a TESOL certificate, and studied abroad at Meio University in Nago, Japan during the 2014-2015 academic year. Ing is currently teaching 1st -3rd-year students at Sanjo Senior High School, Sanjo Commercial High School, Kamo Senior High School and Kamo Agricultural & Forestry High School, located in Sanjo and Kamo, Japan.

UH Hilo graduates interested in the JET Program can acquire more information by contacting the Center for Global Education and Exchange at 932-7488 or by emailing uhhglobe@hawaii.edu.


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