My name is Yana Natekina and I am currently majoring in business administration with concentrations in accounting and finance. I was born and raised here in Seattle, Washington, but my family is from Ukraine. I have always wanted to study abroad and experience living on my own since I have never lived anywhere else, and the Corbett Scholarship is making that possible for me at the University of British Columbia (UBC)! I am very excited to be studying in Vancouver, Canada, because I frequently travel to Vancouver and I absolutely love everything about the city and can’t wait to indulge in the atmosphere and communities. The French language is also one of Canada’s official languages, and is of high interest to me. I am hoping to enhance and continue my studies in French at UBC. Not to mention that UBC is a renowned university for its business programs and connections with local and global business, and I look forward to an enriching educational experience during my time abroad. Lastly, with Vancouver being so close to Seattle, I hope to create thriving relationships and to network with other professionals and colleagues who will influence my career and future ventures.
The Corbett British Columbia-Washington International Exchange Program Fund provides an opportunity for undergraduate students at the University of Washington to spend two semesters at the University of British Columbia or University of Victoria; and for students from the University of British Columbia and University of Victoria to spend three quarters at the University of Washington.