*Rainbow Scholar
Hello in your host country language: こんにちは (Kon’nichiwa)
University: University of South Florida
Expected graduation year: 2018
Destination: Akita City, Japan
Program Provider: Akita International University
Major / Minor: Psychology
Language of Study: Japanese
Demographic background: First-generation, LGBTQ, African-American
Future career aspirations: Working with minority groups as a social worker to provide access to proper care and services; hope to work in Japan in the future
Top 3 goals for study abroad: To learn Japanese; To understand Japanese culture and politics; To educate my future classmates on American, Haitian, and LGBT culture.

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