Pittman to teach English in Japan over summer break

(June 29, 2012) TOKYO, Japan - Junior McConnell Scholar Hunter Pittman will lead English language immersion camps in Tokyo for 48 days.
Pittman to teach English in Japan over summer break

Hunter Pittman

Hunter Pittman, a junior McConnell Scholar from Hopkinsville, Ky., will teach at an English language immersion camp in Tokyo this summer. The opportunity is funded and coordinated by the Guy Healy Japan - USA Summer Camp.

"I've always placed a strong emphasis on language and Asian studies, and this is a very practical application of both," said Pittman, who is pursuing an Asian studies minor at the University of Louisville. He spent last winter pursuing community service in India with the university's Office of Civic Engagement, Leadership and Service.

Pittman will teach Japanese students ranging from elementary to high school, live with a host family and pursue other cultural exchange opportunities.

"It's an amazing opportunity, and I'm excited to visit Japan this summer before heading to China next summer," Pittman said. As a McConnell Scholar, Pittman will spend five weeks next summer studying Chinese politics, government and culture in Beijing and other Chinese cities.