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Mission Duo Are Stanford Fellows

SANTA CLARA, Calif.—Mission College International Center Director Chigusa Katoku and ESL instructor Marina Broeder are two of a select few of Stanford Global Studies Fellows for 2019.

The Stanford Education Partnership for Internationalizing Curriculum (EPIC) Fellows Program brings together community colleges and Stanford partners to give students a global experience while in college.

Katoku’s project is to create and implement a study abroad program. In the past Mission College students have gone to Costa Rica for a spring break STEM experience and next semester will head to Denmark to study at a Danish prep school with fellow STEM students.

Broeder’s project will explore how educators can use students’ personal experiences and backgrounds in the classroom and gain a global perspective.

Mission College features students from 33 different countries and the features a population that is over 45 percent Asian and 28 percent of Hispanic origin.

The fellowship program runs from August 2018 through May 2019.