A Chance to Study in a Country I've always Admired

Nkaug Hmoob Fobby Start Date: Aug 30, 2016 - End Date: Dec 29, 2016
  • Cultural Exchange
  • Educational/Research Trip
  • Study/Degree Abroad
  • Thailand

My Travel Story

by: Nkaug Hmoob Fobby Start Date: Aug 30, 2016 - End Date: Dec 29, 2016
  • Cultural Exchange
  • Educational/Research Trip
  • Study/Degree Abroad
I've always been interested in Thailand as a whole. Everything there just seems beautiful to me whether it be the: language, culture, scenery, or traditions. As I grew older, I began to find more and more similarities between both the Hmong and Thai people. I am hoping to dig deeper into the roots of this country and hopefully find out more about myself and my heritage as well. This is the first part that draws me to study in Thailand. 

Now, I was brought up as a Hmong daughter and spent a great deal of my life binge watching Hmong movies and lakorns with my elders even though, I had absolutely no idea what was being said. The longer I was exposed to the language, the more I picked up. I began recognizing certain words and phrases. 

With that being said, I'd like to mention that I am currently majoring in Communication Sciences and Disorders. As I plunge deeper into this feild I find myself becoming more interested in the formation of language, how it varies, and how circumstances affect it.

Thailand is the host of more than 150,000 Hmong people. If granted this opportunity, I'd like to put my knowledge to the test and see how my own native language varies by country. I am exited to join in as one of the few Hmong speech pathologists there are so far. I'm hoping that my time studying abroad will somehow contribute to this passion of mine. 

I really hope you all can contribute to this growing dream of mine. Either way, I am glad that you've made it this far into reading about my hopes and dreams. I'd like to end this by thanking you all in advance. 
  • Thailand