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From Tacoma to Thailand: Update from FLAS fellow Veronica Inveen

August 29, 2016

Veronica Inveen during a study abroad trip in Asia

Veronica Inveen, an undergraduate student in International Studies and a transfer student from Tacoma Community College, was featured in the UW Spring 2016 Transfer Newsletter, where she talked about the importance of study abroad to her college career.  Veronica has studied abroad in Thailand, Vietnam and Japan, and is spending this summer studying advanced Thai at Chulalongkorn University and the Baan Aksorn Thai Language School in Bangkok.  Her studies are funded by a Summer 2016 Foreign Language & Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship from the Southeast Asia Center.  

Veronica Inveen at a temple in Bagan, Myanmar

Veronica Inveen at a temple in Bagan, Myanmar

Veronica reports that the food is so good at the Chulalongkorn University cafeteria that she comes to campus early every day so that she can eat the “delicious Thai food offered at an especially low price—less than a dollar for some delectable noodles and coconut juice!”  She also reports that she felt very lucky to have the opportunity to spend a long weekend in Myanmar, where she visited the ancient city of Bagan, renowned for its many temples and pagodas.

FLAS Fellowships are funded by the International and Foreign Language Education office of the U.S. Department of Education.  FLAS fellowships support undergraduate, graduate and professional students in acquiring modern foreign languages and area or international studies competencies.   Students from all UW departments and professional schools are encouraged to apply.  Find out more about the FLAS Fellowship here.