High School Students to Japan: Student application

Eleanor ("Ella") Noble  (Girl)

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Contact information

Mobile phone: 303-589-3800
Email: ellanoble14@gmail.com

Family information:

Parent / guardian: Anna Noble
Parent / guardian: Joel Noble

Street Address:

2204 Trenton St
Denver, CO 80238

Personal information

High school: East High School
Graduates in: 2018
Birthday (yyyy/mm/dd): 2000/08/11

 

 References: 

Japanese teacher: Asako Tsutsui
  email: asako_tsutsui@dpsk12.org
  phone: 720-423-8348

First reference: Megan Kelley
  email: teacher@megankelley.net
  phone: 303-910-9367

Second reference: Amanda Jackson
  email: amanda_jackson@dpsk12.org
  phone: 719-641-3280

 

Allergies or medical concerns:

some weed/pollen allergies, mild exercise induced asthma.

Hobbies and special interests:

I love playing guitar (electric and acoustic), drawing, and singing. I also have a love for sea animals, especially turtles, and I occasionally rescue stray animals, mostly dogs. I love Japanese culture and language. I love to travel. I enjoy martial arts and have a red belt in taekwando.

School and community activities:

I am involved in a mixed choir at my school, and have participated in many performances.

I have been enrolled in Japanese for 1.5 years, and even though I had a schedule conflict this year, I have been learning Japanese 2 independently since I really wanted to keep up with my peers even though I am not in the same class period as them.

I am a member of the cross country running team.

Community wise, I am a valued babysitter for over 8 different families and I also have had jobs pet sitting and lawn care for people in our neighborhood.

Special achievements:

I play both electric and acoustic guitar and I am in a rock band called Nightingale Symphony. Our band has performed at many areas in Denver, including the bluebird theater, Stapleton Rocks on multiple occasions, Moes Barbeque and Hermans Hideaway. Also, my band has been writing and recording original songs at multiple studios and hopes to have a CD out soon. I have also performed solo as a singer songwriter on acoustic guitar.

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I am enrolled in almost all honors and AP classes and have a weighted GPA of 4.3.

Trip-related background
  • Japanese language ability:
    • Conversation: Intermediate
    • Reading: Intermediate
    • Writing: Intermediate

     

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  • Previous travel experience:
    • I have traveled to many states within the US including Texas, Florida, California, Oregon, Washington, New Mexico, Oklahoma. I have also traveled overseas to Europe and the UK since my mothers family are British. I have been to the UK approximately once every other year since I was born and I am very familiar with the culture. I really enjoy noticing cultural differences between the UK and the USA. I really enjoy travelling to other places and learning new things and experiencing culture and history.

     

 

What I like about Japan / Japanese culture:

I love many things about Japanese culture. Their food is a favorite of mine, and i order many unique Japanese foods and sweets online, as well as go out to traditional Japanese restaurants as often as possible. I use chopsticks on almost a daily basis and have practiced my knowledge on Japanese etiquette often. I also have been very interested in Japanese history and have done extra studying on it in my AP world history class. My former English teacher also has taught English in Japan for many years, and we became close over the summer when my family hosted Japanese students for the second year. I have learned the proper ways of giving and receiving gifts from them, as well as other Japanese cultures, such as greeting, bowing, farewells, etc. I enjoy watching many anime shows especially the ones that are in Japanese and not translated into English.

What I hope to get from this adventure:

I have always wanted to travel to Japan. I hope to learn about daily life in Japan compared to my life in America today and experience Japanese culture first hand. I am excited to visit Tokyo and Kyoto and see first hand some of the temples and places I have learned about in Japanese class and Ap world history classes. I am excited to visit both the modern parts of Japan and the traditional parts and cultural heritage sites. Having had 2 sets of Japanese students stay in my home, I want to experience how it feels to live with a host family in a different city and town speaking a different language to me. I would love to attend the Japanese high school and see how different it is to our own. I am looking forward to travelling, shopping, speaking Japanese, eating Japanese food and just experiencing the culture in a way that I will not be able to do without going there and seeing for myself.