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Bush School Admissions Office

(979) 862-3476
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Advanced International Affairs
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Contact Admissions

In-Residence Degree Programs

Master of Public Service and Administration
Master of International Affairs

Bush School Admissions Office

(979) 862-3476
bushschooladmissions@tamu.edu

Contact Extended Education

Online & In-Residence Certificates

Advanced International Affairs
Homeland Security
Nonprofit Management

1-866-988-BUSH (2874)
bushschoolonline@tamu.edu

Welcome to the new admissions/recruitment graduate assistant

July 01, 2015

Hi everyone! My name’s Jennifer Barber (everyone calls me Jennie), and I’m originally from England. I’m about to start my second year in the Master of International Affairs program at the Bush School, and as the new admissions/recruitment graduate assistant, I want to share the student perspective to you all so that you can see what the life of a Bush School student is all about!

As an introduction, I earned my undergraduate degree in commerce, with a Japanese minor, from the University of Birmingham in the UK, having spent my third year overseas in a Japanese university. After graduating, I moved to Japan to teach English to businessmen and politicians in Tokyo. I branched out to interpreting and translating, and contributed to a number of published books. I even worked on the Japanese version of the Captain America book!

My time in Japan piqued my interest in international affairs, and I originally came to America to get into humanitarian aid, as I’d volunteered in some of the tsunami-hit areas of Japan. My interests have changed a little since I enrolled, and I’m now hoping to enter the British Civil Service (like the Foreign Service here in the States). I’d ideally like to move back to Japan and work on UK-Japan relations.

Stay tuned for more entries! I’ll be blogging about my experiences in the admissions process, my daily life here, what I’m studying in the program, and what I do outside of class. If there’s anything in particular that you want to know about or have any questions, feel free to comment, and I’ll either answer or blog about them!

Until then… Jennie


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Jennie Barber, Master of International Affairs '16