Chloe Chiu is a recipient of the Academic Year 2021-2022 Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship. The award provides undergraduate, graduate, and professional school students with financial support to develop fluency in less commonly taught languages (LCTLs) and expertise in the regions in which these languages are spoken. Every year the Center for Global Studies awards between 12-15 fellowships to UW students. Click here to learn more.
Chloe is a fourth-year undergraduate student pursuing her Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry with a minor in Chinese. She plans on furthering her education by attending medical school and becoming a physician. As a Chinese-American, she hopes to bridge the cultural gap between Western and Eastern healthcare. She is driven to become highly proficient in Mandarin Chinese so that native Chinese speakers who are not fluent in English can receive better medical care. Becoming a recipient of the FLAS Fellowship has been pivotal to fulfilling her career aspirations.