Pitzer College Student Hannah Leib ’16 Receives JET Fellowship to Japan

Hannah Leib
Hannah Leib ’16

Claremont, Calif. (May 4, 2016)— Pitzer College senior Hannah Leib ’16, a psychology major and media studies minor, was awarded a JET fellowship to teach English in Japan.

The JET Program is an initiative sponsored by the Japanese government to promote internationalization at the grassroots level by bringing young college-educated individuals to work in communities throughout Japan. JET participants work full time as assistant language teachers in the public school system and also gain valuable work experience abroad while exploring a rich culture.

This year, Leib was also awarded a Fulbright fellowship to Bulgaria  as an English teaching assistant. She will work with local teachers to create a learning environment that emphasizes goal-setting strategies. The writer and producer of a comedic web series, Leib hopes to integrate comedy and humor into her classroom in Bulgaria.

Leib joins the growing list of Pitzer College Fulbright recipients.

For the sixth consecutive year, Pitzer is the top producer of student Fulbright fellows among all US colleges in the bachelor’s institutions category, according to The Chronicle of Higher Education.

Leib’s future plans include helping local psychologists eliminate the stigma of mental health issues.

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