2016-2017 Freeman Scholars

Fall 2016 Scholars

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Bryce Au

Management & International Business | Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China

“I believe studying abroad in Hong Kong will allow me to step out of my comfort zone, giving me the opportunity to create new experiences while gaining a new perspective on life. It will also allow me to share my own experiences from where I come from.”

Blog: https://goldmomentshk.wordpress.com/

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Ricky Cheung

Finance, Management, & International Business | Fudan University, China

“My experience as a Chinese-American student studying in China will reinforce the cultural values imparted upon me from my parents and will help me grow as a person, student and future businessman. I look forward to making the most of my opportunities there.”

Blog: http://www.rickywc.tumblr.com/

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Kayla Ferrer

Marketing & Finance | Korea University, Korea

“During my travels, I hope to learn about how business practices and education differ abroad. Immersing myself in a new country will expose me to different cultures while also developing me personally and professionally.”

Blog: http://kaylaferrer.weebly.com

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Jeremy Jimenez

Marketing & International Business | Seoul National University, Korea

“Being in South Korea will give me a chance to step out of my comfort zone and challenge myself to grow both academically and professionally. I hope to gain a new perspective on life and a better understanding of a culture completely different from my own.”

Blog: http://alohaseoul.tumblr.com/

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Cali Kinimaka

Marketing | City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China

“There's an ʻōlelo noʻeau that says: ʻAʻohe pau ka ʻike i ka hālau hoʻokahi, meaning "All knowledge is not learned in just one school." I hope to seek knowledge while being respectful of others' cultures, and in turn, I hope to become more appreciative of my own Hawaiian identity.”

Blog: https://calikins.wordpress.com/

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Alisa Lee

Management & Management Information Systems | Korea University, Korea

“Studying abroad will challenge me to break out of my comfort zone and develop personally while surrounding myself in a foreign environment. By doing so, this will strengthen my communication skills which are essential in succeeding in the business industry.”

Blog: http://alisalee94.wix.com/aliseoul

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Ya Li (Alice) Li

Entrepreneurship | Yonsei University, Korea

“The full immersion experience of studying abroad in Korea will open opportunities to new knowledge and expertise, allowing me to broaden my worldview and diversity my thoughts and values. Developing international relationships will help me in my business career both locally and globally.”

Blog: http://www.alicexsk.wordpress.com

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Ivan Ng

Marketing & International Business | City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China

“Further advancing my academic and professional career, I aim to expand my network and promote even more global awareness within myself through this opportunity. Studying at different schools will allow me to become more open-minded and flexible in my career.”

Blog: http://nxtsttn.tumblr.com/

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Miyu Ogawa

Accounting & International Business | National University of Singapore, Singapore

“With the study abroad experience, I hope to broaden my perspectives in international business settings.  This opportunity will also allow me to see differences in cultures in Southeast Asia and give me new views of the world.”

Blog: http://meetyouinsingapore.tumblr.com/

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Leslie Wong

Management Information Systems | Yonsei University, Korea

“The opportunity to study abroad will become cherished experiences that will prepare me for a future of diverse cultural awareness and strong personal growth. Being able to connect and relate to others is a personal trait that I find important.”

Blog: http://vialeslie.wordpress.com

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Rachelle Yu

Accounting & Management | University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China

“Studying abroad in Hong Kong will help me gain appreciation and a better understanding of the former British colony's culture, history and its people. I also hope to see that people are more alike than different, no matter where they live or what language they speak.”

Blog: http://islandtoisland.weebly.com

Spring 2017 Scholars

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Maggie Hinshaw

Marketing | National Taiwan University, Taiwan

“I hope to connect and build relationships with the local community at National Taiwan University. I want to experience the culture, learn the language and hopefully discover something about myself that wouldn't have been possible if I chose to stay on island.”

Blog: https://hawaii2taiwan.wordpress.com/

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Kristi Kataoka

Finance | Yonsei University, Korea

“By studying abroad in South Korea, I will gain a more global perspective of business culture and relationships. This experience will allow me to diversify myself as a future business leader as I enter a career into an industry that is only growing internationally.”

Blog: https://kristikataoka.tumblr.com/

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Helen Law

Management | National University of Singapore, Singapore

“In a globalized society, exploring is the best way to learn. Through studying abroad, I hope to strengthen my personal and professional skills, broaden my worldview and be a conduit to our community and Southeast Asia.”

Blog: http://singaporespring2017.weebly.com/ 

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Stefani Lew

Business | Sophia University, Japan

“In Japan, I hope to prepare for my future by gaining an international perspective, developing a clear understanding of international relations and business, establishing a strong network and making lifelong friendships that span the globe.”

Blog: http://poppiesandblossoms.tumblr.com/

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Minyan Li

Human Resource Management | City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China

“Since there is only so much I can learn in a classroom, I feel that I must immerse myself in a another culture to truly gain an understanding of international business. I believe this opportunity will broaden my horizons and begin my participation in global affairs.”

Blog: http://mininhk.weebly.com/

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Brenda Ly

Business | University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China

“Attending the distinguished University of Hong Kong will allow me to gain a deeper understanding of global awareness and business practices in Asia. The experience of studying abroad will further strengthen my professional skills and communication skills in a foreign country.”

Blog: http://adventureswithbrenda.weebly.com/

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Elizabeth Quach

Finance | Yonsei University, Korea

“Studying abroad in Seoul will allow me to learn about the financial climate and business industry of Korea and Asia, augmenting what I have learned at Shidler on a global perspective. I hope to immerse myself abroad by developing international relations.”

Blog: http://lizq.weebly.com/

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Wenrui Sun

Finance, Management Information Systems, & International Business | Keio University, Japan

“By attending Keio University, I will adapt to an unfamiliar environment and embrace foreign cultural differences. Throughout my stay, I hope to strengthen my interpersonal relations and broaden my business perspectives with students from all over the world.”

Blog: http://godlysushi.weebly.com/

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Kara Tanaka

Business | Keio University, Japan

“Through learning more about my Japanese heritage, I hope to experience a whole new level of learning in Japan, be engulfed in the cultural beauty, study Japanese business practices and come back more appreciative of the world.”

Blog: http://nihondenobouken.weebly.com/

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Matthew Yoshioka

Finance | Keio University, Japan

“Think globally. Act locally. These two concepts form the basis for a modern approach to personal and professional advancement. While abroad, I will further develop my global perspective in order to create a positive impact in the local community upon my return to Hawai‘i.”

Blog: http://www.mattyosh.space