Shadia Amir

Attending:Western Washington University
Studying in Chiang Mai, Thailand | *NAFSA Tamara H. Bryant Memorial Scholarship
"Hello" in your host country's language: Sawasdee ka!
Home Institution (your U.S. University/College): Western Washington University
Expected graduation year: 2021
Destination city & country: Chiang Mai, Thailand
Program provider: USAC
Major/minor: Philosophy / Education and Social Justice
Demographics: First-Generation Somali-American, First-Generation College Student, Lesbian Woman, Low-Income
Future career aspirations: Career in international education
Top 3 goals for your time abroad: 1. Learn more about Buddhism and Buddhist philosophy
2. Strengthen my intercultural communication skills by volunteering in the community
3. Push myself out of my comfort zone and fully immerse myself in Thai culture

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