2022-2023 Freeman Scholars

Fall 2022 Scholars

Britney Cabuhat

Through studying abroad, I hope to expand my knowledge and perspective of life and business in a different environment. I hope to learn more about Korean culture through various in-person aspects and absorb all that there is in South Korea. I look forward to being able to explore new insights and adapt myself to learning new ways, as well as the lifelong memories and growth I will gain from this opportunity.

Britney Cabuhat
Marketing
Seoul National University, Korea

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Heesun Choi

I'm grateful for this opportunity to study abroad in Singapore. I'm looking forward to immersing myself in a new culture where I can grow global awareness, diverse cultural appreciation, and gain a better understanding of international business and personal development. While in Singapore, I hope to learn a new language, encounter new challenges, and meet new people.

Heesun Choi
Accounting & Management
National University of Singapore, Singapore

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Sarah Fusato

Studying abroad has been my number one goal in college and I have been looking forward to this opportunity! I hope to experience living in a completely new environment while learning more about Korean culture and learning about business from a new perspective.

Sarah Fusato
Accounting & International Business
Yonsei University, Korea

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Carson Ikeda

I am also thrilled to embark on a kaleidoscope of new memories that await me while I am in Korea. I hope to diversify my knowledge of Korean culture and I seek to absorb an ingrain of growth from this travel that will reflect years beyond throughout my life.

Carson Ikeda
Human Resource Management & Marketing
Yonsei University, Korea

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Lydia Jun

I am incredibly thrilled and honored to receive the Freeman Scholarship, which will enable me to reach my long-time goal of studying abroad. I expect to face many challenges throughout my time in Korea; however, I am ready to grow in unprecedented ways, expand my experiences and perspectives, and gain a new set of tools and knowledge that will prepare me to become a globally-minded business leader in Hawaii.

Lydia Jun
Finance, Management Information Systems, & International Business
Korea University Business School, Korea

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Jenny Lau

I look forward to all the eye-opening experiences and having a deeper understanding of Korean culture through meeting new people, trying new food, and immersing myself in the bustling city of Seoul.

Jenny Lau
Marketing
Korea University, Korea

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Jessica Matsuda

I look forward to immersing myself in the South Korean way of living and gaining a greater awareness and understanding of Korean culture and business. Additionally, through exploring my opportunities and overcoming the challenges of living in a foreign country, I hope to grow and develop a deeper sense of self.

Jessica Matsuda
Accounting & Management Information Systems
Yonsei University, Korea

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Kasandra Miao

Studying abroad has always been a dream of mine because I believe that expanding your experiences through different environments will open your perspective and awareness of the world in a cultural and societal manner. I hope that gaining a business education in another country will not only help me grow academically, but also mentally and personally as I immerse myself with the people there and navigate with myself as an individual.

Kasandra Miao
Marketing & Fashion Design Merchandising
Chung-Ang University, Korea

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Jenna Muraoka

Studying abroad is a mix of experiential learning and collegiate walkabout, with a sprinkling of wandering with a purpose. Through this experience, I hope to find new strengths in myself, as well as contribute to building strong intercultural bonds amongst our global partners and peers.

Jenna Muraoka
Accounting & Finance
Chung-Ang University, Korea

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Ryan Nishizaki

During my time abroad, I hope to gain insight on Japanese business practices and develop the skills and tact to engage with foreign professionals. I would like to immerse myself into the culture and have a true Japanese college experience. I also hope to create lifelong friendships and reconnect with old friends.

Ryan Nishizaki
Accounting & International Business
Keio University, Japan

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Stefani Sakamoto

I am extremely grateful and excited that I have the opportunity to fulfill my dream of studying abroad in Singapore. I look forward to immersing myself in the rich culture of Singapore, building life-long friendships, furthering my professional development, and making indelible memories

Stefani Sakamoto
Accounting, Human Resource Managemtn, & Marketing
National University of Singapore, Singapore

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Carter Suen

The opportunity to study abroad in Korea is not only a once in a lifetime chance, but the first time I get to really explore somewhere that is not Hawaii. I have lived in Hawaii my whole life with my family so exploring a new country alone will be a whole new challenge and chapter in my life. I hope I can expand my mindset and find myself more in my time in Korea.

Carter Suen
Management & Management Information Systems
Sogang University, Korea

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Tina Vo

Through studying abroad, adapting to a new environment will allow me to broaden my perspective while also allowing me to grow personally and professionally. I am thrilled to make the most of this incredible opportunity by building lifelong connections, traveling throughout Korea to learn about the culture, and growing into a better version of myself.

Tina Vo
Marketing & Managment Information Systems
Yonsei University, Korea

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