by Hannah Bahney
Whether she is studying abroad in China, focusing on her French minor, or tutoring English, Sarah Grace Fraser is doing what she loves by immersing herself in other cultures.
Fraser, an English linguistics major, hopes to one day teach students who speak English as a second language. Her recent monthlong study abroad experience in China helped her gain that perspective as a student newly immersed in a foreign language.
“My teachers in China taught me how to push students more, but also the importance of being kind and helpful,” Fraser says.
Fraser’s study abroad experience was fully funded through her Bepko Scholars and Fellows Scholarship and additional campus resources. While in China, she studied three weeks of intensive Mandarin at Sun Yat-sen University in Guangzhou and also traveled to Xi’an and Beijing.
The School of Liberal Arts sophomore also has traveled to France and Thailand. In France, she taught at a bilingual camp for two weeks, and she taught English at local schools in the Thai cities of Chiang Mai and Chiang Dao.