Don Bosco Technical Institute (Bosco Tech) student Angelo Domingo has been selected as a U.S. high school ambassador to Japan this summer through the Tomodachi Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG) International Exchange Program.
Domingo, a junior who lives in Baldwin Park, is one of 20 delegates from Southern California who has been selected through a process of applications, essays and interviews to participate in the program that aims to strengthen the ties between students in the U.S. and Japan through cultural exchange activities and homestays.
The program was established four years ago to bring to the U.S. Japanese students who were affected by the Great East Japan earthquake, and has grown in scope to include visits to Japan by American youth. The visit to Japan offers a homestay experience with a local family, visits to cities and schools affected by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami, and educational and cultural visits to the cities of Tokyo, Hiroshima, and Kyoto. The purpose is to enhance students’ understanding of Japan, its people, language and culture, and to learn about disaster preparedness strategies. Expenses are covered by MUFG.
Domingo, who is studying Computer Science & Electrical Engineering at Bosco Tech, recently completed his second year of Japanese studies. The honor student and band member hopes to learn more about Japanese culture and become fluent in the language during his two weeks overseas. He is planning to share his experiences with his classmates in the fall.
Celebrating its sixtieth year, Bosco Tech is an all-male Catholic high school that combines a rigorous college-preparatory program with a technology-focused education. The innovative science, engineering, technology and math (STEM) curriculum allows students to exceed university admission requirements while completing extensive integrated coursework in one of several applied science and engineering fields. Visit www.boscotech.edu or call 626-940-2000 for more information.