Fulbright U.S. Student program, Argentina
Lenora Yee graduated in 2021 with majors in English with a creative writing focus and Spanish language, culture, and literature, as well as a minor in music with a focus on vocal performance. Yee was studying abroad in Argentina when the COVID-19 pandemic forced an early return home, but she remained determined to live and work abroad. After graduating from Puget Sound, Yee found a position in Spain teaching English. While helping third through sixth graders improve their language proficiency, Yee remained in contact with Puget Sound’s Associate Director of Fellowships and Advising Kelli Delaney MEd’07, who encouraged her to apply for the Fulbright program. Now, Yee is heading back to Argentina to serve as an English teaching assistant in a university setting.
“I think this will be a deeply challenging and formative experience. I’m really interested in pedagogy, and I also expect to explore my musical and creative self in this new environment and see how that inspires me,” Yee says. “A Puget Sound education is very all-encompassing in the way you learn to write and think critically, and that prepares you for very different cultural situations, where you can't really jump to conclusions—you have to sit in your feelings and discomfort, and think about things really deeply.”