While many are celebrating America’s Independence Day with cookouts and fireworks, Kathleen “Kat” Griffin ‘11 will board a plane bound for South Korea. The recipient of a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant (ETA) grant, Griffin will spend the next year living with a host family and teaching English in a public, secondary school in an as-yet-unassigned South Korean city.
“As a Fulbright ETA, I will not only be serving as a teacher, but also as a cultural ambassador,” Griffin said. “The program provides an initial six-week orientation where I will meet my fellow ETAs and learn more about the Korean language and culture.”
Griffin, who earned an undergraduate degree in international studies from NC State, is no stranger to immersion in different cultures and experiences. Desiring an opportunity to “step outside of my comfort zone,” she spent the spring semester of her sophomore year studying abroad in Accra, Ghana.
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