J.F. OBERLIN '19-21'


Emily Eisenstein ‘19, a psychology major and East Asian Studies minor, is one of two 2019-2021 Fellows going to J.F. Oberlin University in Machida, Japan. She has a strong interest in the study of language, especially as a tool for gaining cultural understanding and building interpersonal connections. In particular, she enjoys studying Japanese and has been working toward fluency throughout high school and college. As a senior at Oberlin, she discovered a way to share her passion for language by tutoring adults in English at a local community center. During her Fellowship, she intends to continue using her enthusiasm to support others in the quest for communication and cultural exchange. Meanwhile, she hopes to take advantage of the experience of immersion to pursue her own goals of fluency and finding community in Japan.