My name is Ginah Choi, and I am currently a third-year commerce student at the University of British Columbia Sauder School of Business. I am from Langley, British Columbia, which is a municipality located in Metro Vancouver. After attending North America’s most international university and traveling across Asia, I have developed a nuanced understanding of Canada’s international relationships. I also recently worked at my university to help facilitate a short-term cultural and academic program for international students. Through these global experiences, I interacted with many American students and naturally became more interested in American culture and society. But despite growing up only 21 km (or 13 miles!) from the Canada-US border, I have had limited opportunities to travel and live in the United States — this is why I am looking forward to developing a deeper understanding and appreciation for the United States’ and Canada’s relationship as a Corbett Scholar at the University of Washington.
I am interested in connecting with American students through our shared love of the Pacific Northwest natural environment, and through exploring our differences in mindset. I also hope to join the UW’s Business Impact Group (BIG) where I can help grow local businesses, while gaining valuable insight on the Seattle business environment. And for all the activities I take part in, whether they are in class or outside of class, I am excited to contribute my unique Canadian perspective.
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.