Jacqueline Ostrofsky , '09
Major: East Asian Studies
Languages studied at Union: Japanese and Chinese
Awards and Achievements:
Union Scholar, Presidential Scholarship
Dean's List 2005-2008
Honors in East Asian Studies
Graduating Summa Cum Laude
Phi Beta Kappa member
One of her term abroad photos was featured in the 2008 issue (Volume 7) of The Aleph: A Journal of Global Perspectives
Accepted to Harvard University's A.M. degree program in Regional Studies: East Asia (concentrating on Japan)
In the famous Dotonbori shopping district in Osaka, Japan
Title of senior project/thesis: "The Worlds of Society and Self in Haruki Murakami's Fiction"
Statement: "Since my freshman year at Union, I have had the chance to explore Japanese language and culture in the classroom, on a term abroad to Japan, and through conversing with friends. Japanese language study at Union prepared me for my studies at Kansai Gaidai University, and the intense language immersion I encountered there prepared me for everyday life in Japan. As I continue to gain knowledge of Japanese and the cultural context in which it is spoken, I find more and more opportunities unfolding before me. I am especially thankful for the opportunity to pursue a Master's degree at Harvard University in the next two years, and my goal is not only to hone my language skills to translate Japanese literature, but also to delve into topics involving all of East Asia."