Ever since I graduated from high school and embarked on my year-long adventure to South Korea, I’ve known that I love to teach. While studying Korean language at Mokpo University, I volunteered to teach English free of charge at the local elementary school, the rotary club, and a church. It is there that I discovered and developed my passion for learning about and teaching foreign language. Above all else, it is my earnest desire to share this passion by educating future generations about the importance of living their lives as global citizens.
As someone who has studied traditional karate for 11 years, has lived abroad in Korea, has travelled to Taiwan, Japan, and Costa Rica, and is soon going back to Korea as an exchange student at Seoul National University, I feel I am on track to achieving my goals. We live in a world that is ever-increasingly interconnected, and so I plan to get my B.A. in TESOL, allowing me to travel the world and teach English. While living abroad, I plan to get my master’s degree in East Asian studies, so that I can one day educate Americans about the cultures and languages of East Asia. I would love to write books on the subject one day as well, so I may share my insights with the rest of the world. In this way I can help build bridges between nations, and help give others a chance to live the life they love. That would bring us happiness.