Mason Bayman 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. Click here to learn more.
Mason is a second-year undergraduate student pursuing a BA in International Studies and Chinese. Driven to acquire fluency in Mandarin he will have the critical skills and experiences necessary to understand Chinese culture and history while enabling him to emphasize peoples’ similarities, communicate nuanced and effectively, and develop ways for positive mutual engagement. Being a FLAS Fellow has been instrumental in advancing his career aspirations to drive commerce based on interconnectedness and understanding between East and West.