High School Students to Japan: Trip leader

David Hoskins  (Male)

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Email: dskins81@gmail.com

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Denver, CO


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I am a graduate of East High School Class of 1981. My first experience traveling abroad was with a group of French and Spanish language students and teachers from East. We spent two weeks in Europe exploring France, Spain and London. What a wonderful learning experience that was!

Japan connections:

I was a participant in the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program sponsored by the Japanese Ministry of Education from 1989 - 1992. As an Assistant English Teacher (AET) I taught in roughly 25 public junior high schools and about five high schools during my three year tour of duty. I was posted to Numazu-city, Shizuoka Prefecture. This part of Japan is famous for Mt. Fuji, green tea and the Izu Peninsula--one of my favorite places on the planet.

Two years ago, I led a small group back to Japan for an international rugby tournament in Tokyo. We also visited Kyoto and spent a week driving around the Izu Peninsula enjoying hot springs, cherry blossoms and delicious food.

Japanese language ability:

  • Conversation: Intermediate
  • Reading: Basic
  • Writing: Basic