Roberto Santosdiaz Jr. ’1102-JR-Santodiaz

During his time majoring in both East Asian studies and economics, Roberto was awarded numerous scholarships and awards, including one of only 28 of the nationwide Hispanic Scholarship Fund award for future leaders in business studies. During his final semester at JCU, Roberto was awarded a prestigious Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship fellowship to teach English in South Korea.¬†As a Fulbright grant recipient, he served as a U.S. cultural ambassador and instructed more than 600 students at Daejeon Jeonmin Middle School in conversational English, grammar, and composition. And that’s just the beginning of his story. Hear more of Roberto’s story here.


Gregory Gutmann ’13Greg_GutmannWeb

Gregory knew he wanted to study Japanese when he came to John Carroll, where he was majoring in computer science and East Asian studies. After studying the language for one year, he was able to participate in the Japanese Popular Culture Study Tour in 2010. He continued his studies and spent a semester studying abroad at Nanzan University in Nagoya, Japan, in 2012. After graduation and spending his second summer in a computing internship in NASA’s Center for Climate Simulation and Earth Science Division, Gregory will pursue a master’s degree in computational biology at the Tokyo Institute of Technology (TITECH). His education will be fully funded through a scholarship from the¬†Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology.

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