Elizabeth Li 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.
I am an undergraduate student majoring in Psychology, and I will be studying Mandarin Chinese during the time of receiving the FLAS Fellowship.
I am sincerely grateful to receive this award from the Center of Global studies, and I believe that the courses and the award itself will be instrumental in aiding me to develop further knowledge in the Chinese language. With a better understanding of the language, I hope to help break down the linguistic barriers for others across different settings.