Yanira Rhymer-Stuart ’19 at Deoksugung Palace in Seoul, South Korea.

Yanira Rhymer-Stuart ’19

OWU Fellowship Received: Baran Fellowship

I am currently studying abroad in Seoul, South Korea for the 2017-2018 academic year. With the help of the Jan Baran Fellowship I am able to explore the historic sites of Seoul while studying Korean language at Yonsei University. Studying abroad has allowed me to discover the hidden treasures of Korean culture and society since it is often overshadowed by its neighbors, China and Japan. Although I have a long way to go before becoming fluent in Korean, the Baran Fellowship has allowed me to lay the foundation for years of learning to come.