W&L's Whang Featured in "International Educator"

Uri Whang, a member of Washington and Lee's Class of 2013, is the winner of the CIEE Student Recognition Award.

Uri Whang '13

Washington and Lee senior Uri Whang is featured in the cover story of the November/December edition of "International Educator," the journal of NAFSA: Association of International Educators.

Uri, a politics major from Germantown, Tenn., was cited in the story "Transforming Lives," which focused on students and faculty from throughout the country who are helping refugees around the world.

In 2011, Uri won a $10,000 grant from the Davis Projects for Peace and used it to establish a program called Benefitting All Children in Korea, or BACK, which aims to help North Korean refugees better integrate into South Korean society.

Asked about her work by "International Educator," Uri said: "Through this experience, I've learned to question stereotypes and celebrate diversity, feeling empowered by the strength of our refugees."

Read "Transforming Lives" here or download a pdf of the story here.

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