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Mark Reichenbach '09 Receives Freeman-ASIA Award

Posted April 21, 2008
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Mark Reichenbach '09 is the recipient of a Freeman-ASIA Award. Freeman-ASIA Awards are designed to support American undergraduates who are planning to study in East or Southeast Asia. Reichenbach is currently studying at Sophia University in Tokyo, Japan, and during the fall 2007 semester he studied in Beijing through the Associated Colleges in China program. He is a Chinese major and Japanese minor.

The Freeman-ASIA program is administered by the Institute of International Education (IIE), an independent nonprofit founded in 1919. Its objective is to promote closer educational relations between the people of the United States and those of other countries. 

A Freeman-ASIA Award provides need-based funding to assist the recipient with the cost of the study abroad program and related expenses such as airfare, additional living costs and books. Since the launch of the program in 2000, Freeman-ASIA has supported more than 3,000 U.S. undergraduates with their study abroad plans in East and Southeast Asia. 

Freeman-ASIA Award recipients are expected to share their experiences with their home campuses to encourage study abroad in Asia by others, and to spread greater understanding of Asian peoples and cultures within their home communities.

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