FULBRIGHT: Laos bound

FULBRIGHT: Laos bound

MYSEE CHANG ’13 WAS AWARDED A 2014–15 FULBRIGHT FELLOWSHIP. Chang, who majored in women’s studies and was featured in the June 2013 issue of SCAN, will spend a year teaching English at Savannakhet University in Laos.

“I’m excited by this opportunity and the chance to learn Lao, a language I don’t know,” says Chang, who is Hmong and was born in Colorado. Her parents came to the United States from Laos after the Vietnam War. “Orientation begins on June 27, and I’ll be working 20 to 30 hours a week,” she explains. “So I’ll have some time, I hope, to connect with local NGOs and volunteer with Viv Ncaug or ‘Sisterhood,’ a nonprofit that provides educational opportunities for Hmong women.”

Since graduating from St. Kate’s, Chang has served as the youth program coordinator at the Women’s Initiative for Self Empowerment in St. Paul.


EXPERIENCE her Fulbright journey at mycinlaos.weebly.com

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