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Sona Apbasova ’15 Wins Scholarship to Study in Germany and Georgia

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Congratulations to Sona B. Apbasova ’15, who has been awarded a prestigious Deutscher Akademischer Austasch Dienst (DAAD) scholarship to pursue graduate studies in Germany and Georgia!  In partnership with the Civil Society Leadership Award (CSLA) scholarship program, DAAD is fully … Continue reading

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Tristan Lee Riven ’06 Gets His Game On

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Video game designer and entrepreneur Tristan Lee Riven ’06 and his Korean collaborator, artist Kim Minho, recently released their first jointly-designed video game.  It’s a horror-themed survival adventure that is set in a South Korean high school and entitled The … Continue reading

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Ken Johnson ’09 Joins Defense Department

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Ken Johnson ’09 has accepted a position with the U.S. Department of Defense’s Defense Contract Management Agency, in which he will help manage contracts related to the U.S. Army. As of October 2015, he will be based in the Fort Lee, … Continue reading

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Emily Morgan ’11 Returns to China

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Congratulations to Emily Morgan ‘11, who has accepted a position with an educational venture in historic Xi’an, China (capital of 13 ancient dynasties)!  Emily previously taught English in nearby Yuncheng and recently has been employed by Weiming Education Group, a U.S.-China … Continue reading

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Nicole Watson ’15 to Work with Chinese Students

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Congratulations to Nicole Watson ‘15, who has accepted a position with the Weiming Education Group, a U.S.-China partnership that places Chinese students in American high schools in order to help them prepare for admission to U.S. colleges and universities!  Nicole will … Continue reading

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Bereans in Asia in 2015-16

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As the 2014-15 academic year draws to a close, 18 Berea students and 2 Berea faculty are preparing to travel and study in Asia, including many Asian Studies majors and minors.   Emerald Flannigan ’17 and Logan Smith ’17 will study at Kyūshū University in Fukuoka, … Continue reading

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Congratulations, May 2015 Graduates!

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The Asian Studies Program congratulates its May 2015 graduates!      ·         Sona Apbasova (triple major with German and History) has been accepted by graduate programs in Central Asian and Turkic Studies at the University of Chicago, the University of … Continue reading

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Berea Graduate Returns to Teach Asian Philosophy

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Jarrod Brown ’04, who combined Asian Studies (including study abroad) with his major in Philosophy at Berea before advancing to Ph.D. studies in Asian philosophy at the University of Hawai’i, is returning to his alma mater to teach during the … Continue reading

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Nick Riley ’15 Accepted by JET Program

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Nick Riley ’15 has accepted a position with the highly competitive Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program! Since 1987, nearly five thousand college and university graduates from all around the world have taught their native languages in Japan through the JET … Continue reading

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Kelly Williams ’07: Taking Care of Business in Asia

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Kelly Williams ’07, who is employed by Lexington-based Big Ass Fans, is relocating to Asia.  Beginning with a stay in Thailand, he will spend two months in Singapore before moving on to South Korea (where he studied and worked for several … Continue reading

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