Golden Key Study Abroad Scholarship Winner, Manako Yabe


Golden Key International Honour Society, founded on 29 November 1977, is an academic honor society which recognizes and encourages scholastic achievement and excellence among college and university students from all academic disciplines.

Manako Yabe, a 2009 Golden Key Study Abroad Scholarship winner, recently worked with deaf children providing services at the Caribbean Christian Centre for the Deaf in January. Manako also had the opportunity to visit St. Elizabeth church, the Jamaican Deaf Village and Mandeville Fellowship. She shared Japanese culture and sign language with deaf children and researched the Jamaican deaf educational system, compared with Japanese and American deaf educational systems. She just finished her graduation research project for Japanese, American and Jamaican deaf educational systems. These experiences strongly impacted her to continue studying International Social Work at California State University, Northridge in the fall semester of 2010. We are proud to have Manako as a Golden Key member!

About Golden Key

Golden Key is the world's largest collegiate honor society. Membership into the Society is by invitation only and applies to the top 15% of college and university sophomores, juniors and seniors, as well as top-performing graduate students in all fields of study, based solely on their academic achievements. As an international honor society with more than 400 chapters at colleges and universities around the world, Golden Key is committed to a high standard of scholastic achievement, and an ethos of integrity, innovation, respect, collaboration and diversity.