From College Student to English Teacher

Lynn Student Moves to Japan after Graduation

Bronwen Tedrick, a senior studying political science, will be going to Japan with the Japan Exchange and Teaching Program after graduation to teach English to secondary education students for two to five years. 

Tedrick came to Lynn because of the diverse student body and strong political science track. She studied for a semester in Washington DC with the Washington Internship Institute, interning with non-profit organization World Affairs Councils of America. 

“With the Washington Internship Institute, I took the Internship Seminar and International and Foreign Policy Studies classes. I really enjoyed both of my professors, they were definitely experts at what they were teaching and I look forward to contacting them in the future should I need a recommendation,” said Tedrick. “Overall, it was a really good experience. I made many friends with the other students attending the program and with the people at my job. I think it definitely helped me on my path.”

The Chief Operation Officer of the organization was an alumnus of the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) program and wrote her a recommendation letter for the program. Although Tedrick has never been to Japan before, she knew she wanted to start her life after college in a country she had never been to before. 

“I will be serving the community I am placed in as a cultural ambassador to represent the United States,” said Tedrick. “I am extremely excited to have this opportunity. After participating in the JET Program, I hope to become a Foreign Service Officer with the United States Department of State.”

Tedrick is very involved at Lynn, being a member of the Lynn Leadership Institute, Rotaract Club, the Debate Team and Model United Nations. She feels like Lynn has given her amazing experiences and the resources needed to do well in the future. 

Tedrick is used to moving around, making her well-adjusted to travel. She was born in California, then moved to Florida and her family has now moved to Texas. Furthermore, she has always had an interest in different cultures, spending a gap year in the Rotary Youth Exchange program in Croatia after graduating high school.

“I just knew I wanted to go somewhere I have never been and that had a very different history and culture from my own so I decided to take the leap and apply.” Said Tedrick. For more information of the Japan Exchange and Teaching Program visit https://jetprogramusa.org

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