“Japan, My Second Home” presentation highlights study abroad program

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Date: Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Contact: Alyson Kakugawa-Leong, (808) 974-7642

For Immediate Release

The public is invited to a presentation on “Japan, My Second Home” by a University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo student who recently returned from his study abroad in Japan. The presentation will be held on Wednesday, December 4 at 3:30 p.m. in the Kilohana Writing Center, located on the first floor of the UH Hilo Mookini Library.

Mitchell Sambrano, a senior majoring in Japanese studies, will share stories about his experiences studying and living in Japan. While in Japan, he participated in Kyudo (Japanese archery), Ukiyoe (woodblock printing), a tea ceremony, and attended several local festivals. Part of his experience at Tokyo Gakugei University included volunteering in the Miyagi prefecture of Ishinomaki City, an area that was affected by the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami.

Sambrano received several scholarships to study abroad, including the Gilman Scholarship, Audrey S. Furukawa Scholarship, and the Bridging Scholarship.

The event is sponsored by the Center for Global Education and Exchange and is hosted by Kilohana: The Academic Success Center at UH Hilo.

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