Elaine Townsend: Rockstar ETA

July 8th, 2015

Elaine Townsend, a proud UNC alumna with a degree in Middle Grades Education, recently finished two years as a Fulbright Korea ETA (’12-14).

A self-described shameless selfie expert, Townsend attributes her growth both professionally and personally to her Fulbright experience, which she says has opened new doors to the meaning of community, family, and culture.

My grant years were a wonderful whirlwind of experiences as I learned so much about myself, others, and my surrounding world. I also learned how to take shameless selfies, surf-balance on turbulent buses, and grub on makchang (막창) like it’s no one’s business.

Elaine spent her time as an ETA at the Attached Elementary School of Kyungpook National University in Daegu. Passionate about education and naturally good with kids, Elaine soon became a rockstar teacher with an equally impressive student entourage.

"The Great Outdoors" Photo Contest Winner

July 7th, 2015
"DMZ" by Karl Schultz (2014-15 ETA). August 2014.

“DMZ” by Karl Schutz (2014-15 ETA). August 2014.

In Karl’s words, “I took this photo near Hwacheon, South Korea, during the 2014 orientation trip out there. Sometimes it’s easy to forget there’s more to the DMZ than the North and South Korean soldiers facing off, and I think this image serves as a nice reminder of the natural beauty you can find at the border.”

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